Immerse yourself in the texts, culture, and study of Judaism as you broaden your understanding of the scope of the Jewish experience.
This master’s program 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.
The dual-degree program in Jewish Education and Jewish Studies is a 59-unit program that prepares professionals and educators to lead the Jewish community of the 21st century. At the same time, students are immersed in Jewish classics and humanities, develop a comprehension of the scope of the Jewish experience and prepare to become effective and knowledgeable Jewish educators.
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.
View admission and degree requirements in the Graduate Catalog.
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.