Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Jewish Communal Service (P.B.C.)

Application Deadlines

Spring 2023 Summer 2023 Fall 2023

Priority Deadline: Nov. 1

Final Deadline: Jan. 7

Final Deadline: May 1

Priority Deadline: June 15

Final Deadline: Aug. 15

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university*
  • Official transcript from all post-secondary institutions 
  • Minimum of a B average: overall GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Statement of Intent: a one-page essay describing your academic and professional goals and how this degree program can help you achieve these goals.
  • Sample of Work: a written sample of an academic research paper, thesis chapter, lesson plans or another type of field-related writing sample, no more than 20 pages.
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one from an academic source (Email addresses of recommenders must be entered on application).
  • Applicants must be available for an interview with the director, in person or by phone.
  • Current Resume
  • Applicants from other countries are subject to the same requirements for admission as are applicants from the U.S. Applicants from countries where English is not the language of university-level instruction will be required to submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). JCS prefers a minimum score of 223 (computer-based) and 84-85 (internet-based). For information about testing center locations, please visit the TOEFL website.
  • Applicants from other countries will be required to demonstrate proof of funding in order to obtain a visa to attend school in the US. This information is not required for admissions consideration.
  • Applicants may be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

*See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions

Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information in International Graduate Admissions