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BA/MA in
  Jewish Professional

In partnership with Brandeis University's 
Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department (NEJS)

The Hornstein BA/MA degree supplements undergraduate study in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Hebrew, or Yiddish with a master’s degree in Jewish Professional Leadership.

Achieved in a fifth (graduate) year of study, the Hornstein MA provides the professional skills and deep knowledge of the American and world Jewish communities that will position graduates for work in a wide range of careers in the Jewish community.


Hornstein BA/MA curriculum chart 2017-2019The curriculum chart describes the BA/MA-Hornstein-NEJS course schedule over 21 months. This combined degree, leading to a Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Leadership, requires 56 credit hours. 36 credits are taken as Hornstein credits (16-18 during the undergraduate senior year and the rest during the 5th graduate year), 4 as NEJS credits for the final project, and 20 as elective credits. Elective courses are taken during the summer, fall and spring following the senior undergraduate year, and must be at or above the 100 level.

Hebrew Requirement

All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in modern Hebrew at a level comparable to two years of Brandeis training in order to graduate. Students not meeting this requirement upon entrance are required to enroll in courses in Hebrew language during their academic residency. Students may fulfill the Hebrew language requirement by passing (B- or above) a 40-level or higher Hebrew course.