Students who have been admitted to graduate study in Hebrew and Judaic Studies or History may apply for a joint doctoral program in both departments. Candidates who have not yet matriculated at New York University may apply directly for admission to the program. Students complete 36 points in Hebrew and Judaic Studies and 36 points in History, pass major field written examinations in both departments and a joint oral examination, meet all language requirements for the Ph.D. degree in Hebrew and Judaic Studies, and present and defend an acceptable dissertation.
In the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies students ordinarily take 15 points in medieval or modern Jewish history, 9 points in other periods of Jewish history, 9 points in other areas of Judaic studies, and the 3-point introductory methods course, HBRJD-GA 1005, Problems and Methods in Hebrew and Judaic Studies. In the Department of History students ordinarily take 24 points in medieval or modern history, 4 points in an appropriate Literature of the Field course, and 8 points in doctoral seminars.