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Academic Programs

Investigate history, literature, politics, religion and language across time and geography. Learn about Jews, the State of Israel, Hebrew and the ancient Middle East.

Our academic programs explore a wide range of topics and approaches. We don’t shy away from difficult subjects, and all students are welcome!

Academic programs

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The Meyerhoff Center supports student engagement in the community through internships.

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The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies and the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies have several scholarship funds for students at the University of Maryland.

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Study Abroad

The Jewish studies program encourages students to spend a semester or a year abroad, especially at one of the universities in Israel. 

By the Numbers

Nearly all of our graduates seeking postgraduate degrees are accepted to their programs of choice.