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  • ​Students must hold a BA or BS degree from an accredited university or college with a grade average equivalent to 85 or above in the fields of humanities or social sciences. Students who have a limited background in a related field, such as Jewish studies, Israel studies, or Middle East studies, will be required to take up to 6 additional credits of complementary courses based on individual assessment.
  • Non-native English speakers are required to submit a minimum TOEFL score of at least 90 or equivalent certification. It is at the discretion of the administrators to accept or reject the certification, and extenuating circumstances will be taken into account. 
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members who are familiar with your academic work and skills.
  • While Hebrew is not required or advantageous in the admissions process, please provide us with your proficiency level and the organization through which you took classes.
  • Interview in person or via Skype
  • Short essay, no more than one page, explaining why you would like to join the program
  • One page declaration of research plans presenting your research interests and themes you would prefer as your thesis topic 

Final Submission Date for the Fall Semester: July 30th, 2016
Final Submission Date for the Spring Semester: January 30th, 2016