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Immerse yourself in the texts, culture and study of Judaism as you broaden your understanding of the scope of the Jewish experience.
The master’s program in Jewish studies consists of a five-course core sequence and a major in one of five fields: biblical and ancient Near Eastern civilization, rabbinic literature, Jewish thought and mysticism, or Jewish history. Program graduates successfully pursue doctoral programs or positions in the professional or academic arena.
View admission requirements and deadlines to apply to the program. View degree requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.
Our faculty include prominent scholars and educators with credentials in a key areas of Jewish studies, Jewish communal service and Jewish education. Faculty research and publications cover the areas of Jewish thought and mysticism, the archaeology of ancient Israel, Second Temple period literature and history, Rabbinic thought and literature, biblical and ancient Near Eastern civilization, European Jewish history, informal and formal Jewish education.
The Joseph Meyerhoff Library is located on the second floor of Towson University's Cook Library as the BHI Judaic Collection. It contains over 70,000 volumes and an important rare book collection. This is the largest Judaica library in the Southeast.