- Jewish Studies at UMD
- Undergraduate Studies
- Graduate Studies
- Support Jewish Studies
The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies is one of the leading centers for Jewish Studies in the United States, boasting an internationally recognized faculty, an excellent and growing Jewish Studies library collection, and especially rich library, archive, and museum resources in the greater Washington area. If you are considering graduate work in Jewish Studies the following information may be useful to you.
The Jewish Studies Program offers a Graduate Certificate and a Masters Degree in Jewish Studies. In addition, Jewish Studies offers special degrees for teachers. The Hebrew Language Program is designed for prospective or current teachers of Hebrew. Students have the option of receiving an MEd in Education (Curriculum and Instruction), or an MA in Jewish Studies. In addition, students continue to have the ability to earn an MEd in Education Policy and Leadership with a Jewish Studies concentration through the College of Education.
Students may also be interested in graduate degrees in specific disciplines. Currently, students are able to pursue Jewish-Studies-related degrees in the departments of History, English (which houses Comparative Literature as well), and Philosophy
University of Maryland's Graduate Application Process
The University of Maryland’s Graduate School accepts applications through its ApplyYourself/Hobsons application system. Before completing the application, applicants are asked to check the Admissions Requirements site for specific instructions.
As required by the Graduate School, all application materials are to be submitted electronically:
The electronic submission of application materials helps expedite the review of an application. Completed applications are reviewed by an admissions committee in each graduate degree program. The recommendations of the committees are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School, who will make the final admission decision. Students seeking to complete graduate work at the University of Maryland for degree purposes must be formally admitted to the Graduate School by the Dean. To ensure the integrity of the application process, the University of Maryland authenticates submitted materials through TurnItIn for Admissions.
Information for International Graduate Students
The University of Maryland is dedicated to maintaining a vibrant international graduate student community. The office of International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) is a valuable resource of information and assistance for prospective and current international students. International applicants are encouraged to explore the services they offer, and contact them with related questions.
The University of Maryland Graduate School offers admission to international students based on academic information; it is not a guarantee of attendance. Admitted international students will then receive instructions about obtaining the appropriate visa to study at the University of Maryland which will require submission of additional documents. Please see the Graduate Admissions Process for International applicants for more information.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Hobsons online application’s helpdesk for any technical issues. For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact the Graduate School.