Manekin, Charles H., Full Member
Lapin, Hayim, Full Member
Manekin, Charles H., Full Member
Rozenblit, Marsha L., Full Member
Cooperman, Bernard Dov, Full Member
Grossman, Maxine, Full Member
Jelen, Sheila, Full Member
Zakim, Eric S., Full Member
Hazkani, Shay, Full Member
Manekin, Rachel, Full Member
Suriano, Mathew, Full Member
Cypess, Sandra M., Full Member
Fox, Nathan A., Full Member
Glass, James M., Full Member
Harris, James F., Full Member
Holum, Kenneth G., Full Member
Igel, Regina, Full Member
Selden, Steven, Full Member
Sosnowski, Saul, Full Member
Telhami, Shibley, Full Member
Zilfi, Madeline C., Full Member
Affiliate Associate Professor
Borrut, Antoine, Full Member
Felbain, Leslie, Full Member
Freidenberg, Judith N., Full Member
Wien, Peter, Full Member
Visiting Assistant Professor
Mahalel, Adi, Adjunct Member
Associate Clinical Professor
Feuer, Avital, Full Member
Berlin, Adele, Full Member
Venit, Marjorie S., Full Member
Jewish Studies (JWST)
Program Title and Classification
Graduate Degree Program
College: Arts and Humanities
The Jewish Studies Program offers both a Masters Degree in Jewish Studies, and a Graduate Certificate in Jewish Studies.
The Masters Program in Jewish Studies is designed to offer students broad, interdisciplinary, graduate-level training in Jewish Studies, as well as in-depth focus on some aspect of the Jewish experience. The curriculum draws on the strengths of the Jewish Studies Program at Maryland, especially Jewish History, Bible, Jewish Literature and Cultural Studies (particularly in the ancient and modern periods), Yiddish, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Israel Studies. In addition, students take courses in cognate fields outside of Jewish Studies in consultation with their advisors. The extremely strong, and still growing, library collection (rivaled in the mid-Atlantic region only by the Library of Congress), and our proximity to the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and other museums and institutions make the University a prime location for graduate Jewish Studies.
The Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Jewish Studies offers students already enrolled in graduate programs at the University to receive training in Jewish Studies. The program draws on faculty in History, English, Philosophy, Hebrew, and other departments and programs.
- Statement of Purpose
- TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- Writing Sample
For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions
|Type of Applicant||Fall|
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.jewishstudies.umd.edu
Master of Arts (M.A.)
|Total Credits||Core Requirements|
Thesis option: 30 credits
Non-thesis option: 30 credits
JWST 600: General Seminar in Jewish Studies (3 credits)
Two specialization courses (6 credits)
One course in each of the following areas: Jewish History, Jewish Thought or Religion, Jewish Literature (9 credits)
Two courses in Jewish Studies in the student's specialization, approved by advisor (6 credits)
JWST 799: Master's Thesis Research (6 credits)
Four courses in Jewish Studies in the student's specialization, approved by advisor (12 credits)
Non-thesis students also must submit a dossier of 2 major research papers to be evaluated by an examinng committee
As a prerequisite for admission, students must have achieved the proficiency-level corresponding to four semesters of university-level Hebrew, and must achieve the level of six semesters of university-level Hebrew by the time they have completed the program. Courses in Hebrew language will not count toward the 30 credits needed for the degree. Students will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge of modern academic Hebrew by examination, or through a research project making extensive use of Hebrew-language materials.
Facilities and Special Resources
The University’s libraries hold over 3,000,000 volumes and house among the strongest holdings in Judaic Studies in the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition to the outstanding holdings of the Library of Congress, the area also offers the specialized resources of the Dumbarton Oaks, the National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and numerous other scholarly, cultural, and political resources. Through the Consortium of Institutions in the Washington D.C. area, University of Maryland graduate students may enroll in courses at other universities for graduate credit.
MA applicants are eligible for University-wide fellowships. In addition, the Jewish Studies program may award up to two fellowships per year to outstanding Masters students.
Limited funds may be available for outstanding certificate students.
For more information, please contact the Prof. Charles Manekin, Director of the Meyerhoff Center and Program fo Jewish Studies.
The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies
4141 Susquehanna HallCollege Park
Telephone: 301 405 4975
Fax: 301 405 8232