Brandeis’ Hornstein: Jewish Professional Leadership Programs prepare leaders to understand and confront the challenges of a rapidly changing Jewish community, and to help shape its future. Hornstein graduates are grounded in knowledge about contemporary Jewry and can frame issues and apply skills essential for complex problem solving. Degrees are available in the following programs:

  • MA in Jewish Professional Leadership
  • Dual MA/MBA in Jewish Professional Leadership
  • Dual MPP/MA in Jewish Professional Leadership
  • Dual MA in Jewish Professional Leadership and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
  • Bachelor's/Master's in Jewish Professional Leadership
  • Dual MA/EdM in Jewish Professional Leadership and Jewish Educational Leadership

Read more about the program on the Hornstein website. Application instructions can be found below.

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How to Apply

Application Deadline

The Admissions Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 15 and will continue to receive and consider them on a rolling basis until the class is full.

Application Requirements

To apply for the program, you need to submit:

  • An online application

  • An application fee

  • Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended must be uploaded to your application; do not mail official transcripts to our office. For more information, visit Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Three letters of recommendation, submitted electronically.

  • curriculum vitae (CV) or resume

  • statement of purpose (2-3 page essay) discussing any experiences which have shaped your interests and commitments, career goals, and how you hope to address and achieve your professional ambitions.

  • Writing Sample (3-5 pages, double spaced) demonstrating your ability to think and write articulately.

  • Campus Visit and Interview: We encourage applicants, whenever possible, to visit campus, sit in on classes, and meet our faculty members and students. A formal interview, preferably at Brandeis, is required and may take place at any time during the application process. Please call the Hornstein Program at 781-736-2990 / 800-666-1636 (toll free) / or email to arrange. 

  • Additional Requirements for International Applicants: Score report from one of the following English language proficiency exams: TOEFL iBT, TOEFL Revised Paper-delivered Test, TOEFL ITP Plus for China Solution, IELTS Academic, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test. You can arrange for the delivery of your TOEFL iBT or Revised Paper-delivered Test score report by providing ETS with our institution code, 3261 (no department code is necessary); please note that we do not accept TOEFL Essentials score reports or MyBest™ scores from ETS. Delivery of your TOEFL ITP Plus scores can be arranged via your Vericant account, delivery of your Duolingo scores can be arranged via your Duolingo account, and delivery of your PTE Academic scores can be arranged via your Pearson account. Further information about this requirement can be found on the International Students page.

For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit Frequently Asked Questions.