Explore Israel’s history, policy and culture
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MA in Israel Studies

Explore Israel’s history, policy, and culture
The Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program (WSISIP) provides students with a comprehensive state-of-the-art background in key subjects and research methods in Israel Studies. The program offers a research track, which include a thesis, or a non-research track that does not involve thesis-writing.

Why Pursue an MA in Israel Studies?
The knowledge and skills that students acquire provides a solid foundation for those intending to pursue doctoral degrees in Israel Studies or related fields and disciplines. In addition, a degree in Israel Studies is of value for those seeking administrative, diplomatic, civil society, or teaching careers, as well as other professional pursuits related to Israel, the Jewish world or the Middle East.

Length of Program: Two Years
Program Extras:  Group Photo in the Desert
  • Archival workshops and visits to major archives throughout Israel
  • Field trips to places of special historical and sociological interest
  • Meetings with Israelis: longtime residents, new immigrants, soldiers, kibbutz members, residents of development towns, intellectuals, public figures, journalists, and the next generation of leaders

Financial Aid:
Cost of living scholarships are available for students in the research track, based on academic achievement.
In addition, the program offers a variety of student stipends, awards, and fellowships on a competitive basis. Additional scholarships and grants are available through external organizations. For more detailed information, please contact the program directly at israelstudies@bgu.ac.il

. Admission Requirements:
• B.A. degree from an accredited university, with a grade point average equivalent to 80 or above for the non-research track, and 85 or above for the research track.

Application Deadline:
  • Fall Admission: Beginning of August
  • Spring Admission: End of December
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