Admission Requirements

Students may earn the M.A. in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service through the combined bachelor to master's program. This program is designed to allow students to complete both the undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years, including 9 units taken during the summer terms. Students are required to complete the Hebrew Language requirement necessary for both the B.A. and acceptance into the M.A. program.

Admission Requirements - B.A. to M.A. Program:

  • Acceptance into the university with a declaration of a B.A. in Family Science
  • Completion of 90 units (may include current enrollment and transfer units)
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 by the end of the spring term preceding transition to the MA program
  • Completion of the following courses with a grade of B or better:
  • Statistics (Choose one: MATH 231, MATH 237, PSYC 212, ECON 205)
  • FMST 301: Family Relationships
  • FMST 302: Family Theories
  • Completion of the Hebrew Requirement: Students must take the Hebrew placement examination. In order to be admitted into the BA/MA students must demonstrate proficiency equivalent to the level of two years of college Hebrew (through Biblical or Modern Hebrew IV). Beginning with their first term of matriculation, students must study Hebrew every term until this proficiency is attained. Students taking Hebrew course work must attain a grade of “B” or better each term in order to be considered proficient.

Where to Send Completed Application Materials:

Please mail all completed application materials to the following address:

Hana Bor, PhD
Graduate Program Director
Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education
Department of Family Studies & Community Development
Towson University
8000 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21252


Screening for the B.A. to M.A. program will occur immediately after January 15th for all applicants who have complete files.