Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Leadership and EdM in Jewish Educational Leadership

In partnership with the Brandeis University Education Program

If you are seeking the knowledge and skills to lead in Jewish educational settings, such as camps, experiential educational programs, Hillels, synagogues, day schools, museums, federations and more, consider the new MA-EdM track.

Students take Hornstein graduate courses on the history and current issues in the American and global Jewish communities, and courses in education and Jewish studies, engage in advanced professional internships and participate in Hornstein travel seminars in Israel, New York City, Washington, DC and international Jewish communities.

Why Brandeis?

Founded in the year of Israel’s independence, Brandeis is a secular, research-intensive university that is built on the foundation of Jewish history and experience and dedicated to Jewish values such as a respect for scholarship, critical thinking and making a positive difference in the world. 

We are home to one of the oldest and largest Jewish studies programs outside of the State of Israel as well as many related centers and institutes. Our library houses one of the best collections of Hebraica and Judaica in the nation.


Over 21 months (four and a half semesters, including the summer between years one and two), you’ll take Hornstein courses totaling 36 credits; Education Program courses totaling 36 credits, and eight credits of electives. At the time of graduation, you’ll be required to demonstrate proficiency in modern Hebrew.

The program is usually completed in four and a half semesters, including the summer between years one and two.

Financial Aid and Scholarship

We offer generous tuition assistance, with no special financial aid application procedures. We also encourage you to apply for external scholarship programs.