Master's Degree Programs
Brandeis' Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies is one of the largest and most diverse of its kind. A community dedicated to intellectual openness and engagement, NEJS offers a range of master’s degree programs geared to the individual needs of students. Our students choose to design a personalized curriculum through the diverse areas of expertise among our faculty, or they concentrate in one of three tracks (housed in the Ph.D. program):
- Bible and Ancient Near East: The Hebrew Bible, in its original language, studied through the rich and varied prisms of Near Eastern texts, languages, histories, and religions.
- Jewish Studies: The Jewish people's history, religion, literature, and thought, from ancient to modern periods and spanning diverse geographical regions.
- Arabic and Islamic Civilizations: The religions, literatures, and intellectual traditions of the Islamic world with a focus on Arabic-speaking regions.
Our department offers several Master of Arts degree options: