Degrees and Fields of Study
- Hebrew and Judaic Studies
- Hebrew and Judaic Studies/History
Our joint Ph.D. program in Hebrew and Judaic Studies/History will not be accepting admissions applications in fall 2021. The department is instead devoting its resources to supporting continuing students whose research and academic progress have been impeded by the COVID-19 pandemic. The joint program will begin offering admission again in fall 2022. Our standalone Ph.D. program in Hebrew and Judaic Studies and our master's programs are open and will be accepting applications for fall 2021. Please see the departmental website for more information.
- Hebrew and Judaic Studies
- Hebrew and Judaic Studies/Museum Studies
M.P.A.-M.A. (Dual Degree)
- Public Administration and Judaic Studies (with Wagner)
Note: The field of study descriptions may not exactly match the actual program name on the degree that is conferred. Please refer to the GSAS Bulletin section Degree and Certificate Programs as Registered by the New York State Education Department for the actual program name and degree conferred.
- January 4: Final deadline date, fall only admission
Master's Applications (except M.P.A.-M.A. Dual Degree)
- March 1, fall only admission
M.P.A.-M.A. Dual-Degree Applications
- April 15: With funding consideration, fall only admission
- June 1: Final deadline date without funding consideration, fall only admission
All application materials must be received by 5 p.m. eastern time on the deadline date. If an application deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal U.S. holiday, then the next business day will be the deadline date.
Application Requirements for Hebrew and Judaic Studies
All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit a complete application for admission. A complete application includes the online application, academic transcripts, test scores (if required), letters of recommendation, a résumé or curriculum vitae, a Statement of Academic Purpose, and an application fee. Applicants also have the option of providing a short Personal History essay. Please refer to the Instructions section of the online application. In addition, the department specifically requires the following:
GRE: The GRE general test requirement for is suspended for fall 2021 due to COVID-19. Please do not send us GRE test scores. If you do, the scores will not be reviewed or considered by the department's Admissions Committee. In subsequent terms, the general test is required for all Ph.D. applicants. It is optional for applicants to the M.A. or M.P.A.-M.A. programs. See test score FAQ.
TOEFL or IELTS: Either the TOEFL or the IELTS is required of all applicants who are not native English speakers or who do not have a bachelor's or master's degree from an institution where the language of instruction is English. See test score FAQ.
Statement of Academic Purpose: In a concisely written statement, please describe your past and present work as it relates to your intended field of study, your educational objectives, and your career goals. In addition, please include your intellectual and professional reasons for choosing your field of study and why your studies/research can best be done at the Graduate School of Arts and Science at NYU. The statement should not exceed two double-spaced pages.
Statement of Hebrew Proficiency (Ph.D. Applicants Only): Applicants to any doctoral program in Hebrew and Judaic Studies are required to append to their Statement of Academic Purpose a one-page, double-spaced description of their proficiency in Hebrew and the sources from which it was acquired. Non-native speakers of Hebrew should indicate
- The institutions at which they studied Hebrew;
- The textbooks from which they studied;
- The extent to which their program of study incorporated Biblical, classical, and modern Hebrew; and
- The highest level achieved.
Native speakers should indicate the years completed in Israeli schools and universities.
Autobiographical Statement in Hebrew (Ph.D. Applicants Only): Applicants to any doctoral program in Hebrew and Judaic Studies may also, at their option, include an autobiographical statement in Hebrew, one page maximum. This statement should be hand-written personally by the applicant and should be saved as a pdf file and uploaded in the online application on one of the pages labeled "Additional Information." If it is not possible to save the autobiographical statement as a pdf, then please email it to the department at the address shown above. Be sure to include your name and date of birth.
Writing Sample: A writing sample of critical analysis is recommended. This may be a term paper, a conference paper, excerpt from a thesis or a published article. The writing sample should be double spaced, Times New Roman 12 point font, and no more than 6,000 words.
Dual-Degree Applicants: Dual-degree applicants must also apply to the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
The Graduate School of Arts and Science reserves the right to change this information at any time. This document supersedes all previous versions.
Last updated September 25, 2020.
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