The dual degree program sponsored by the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, leads to the M.A. degree in Education and Jewish Studies and the M.A. degree in Hebrew and Judaic Studies. It is intended to train students for a variety of careers in Jewish education.
Students complete the requirements for both M.A. programs concurrently. Students register through the Steinhardt School for the first three semesters and through the Graduate School of Arts and Science for the remainder of their academic careers.
The M.A. in Education program includes three required core courses and four courses in Curriculum and Instruction, Leadership and Administration, or Foundations of Education, Students must also complete the Master’s Seminar in Education and Jewish Studies I & II, which supports a terminal project, an M.A. Thesis or a Capstone Project, in addition to two elective courses. Dual degree students complete a total of 32 credits at Steinhardt.
The M.A. program in Hebrew and Judaic Studies includes two required courses, HBRJD-GA 1004, Recent Developments in Hebrew and Judaic Studies, and HBRJD-GA 1518, History of Jewish Education, a comprehensive exam, and 18 elective credits for a total of 24 credits. Students must also fulfill a Hebrew language requirement. Twelve credits are shared between the two programs allowing both degrees to be completed with a total of 56 points. To view a course matrix of the dual degree program, visit www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/humsocsci/jewish/master#dualma.