The innovative, multidisciplinary program in Desert Studies is structured to provide an integrated approach, offering students exceptional opportunities to pursue a combination of basic and applied research. Students are exposed to a wide range of disciplines complementary to their track of study.
The program offers the following tracks of study:
Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands
Irrigation and Plant Environment
Solar Energy and the Environmental Physics
Environmental and Aquatic Microbiology
The M.Sc. / M.A. program is offered in a thesis (research) track only.
For further information about the program please visit the
Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies website
For most specializations in
Desert Studies, applicants should hold a B.Sc. degree in either science or engineering from an accredited institution. For the Environmental Studies specialization, applicants should hold a B.Sc., a B.A., or a B.Arch. degree from an accredited institution.
A TOEFL score of at least 85/120 or the equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam is required. The English proficiency requirement is waived for applicants who received their Bachelor's degree in a program taught in English.
Applicants are expected to contact by e-mail one or more potential supervisors with whom they would like to work on their thesis (for more details, please refer to "Faculty Members")
Mandatory documents for preliminary consideration:
» A copy of the applicant's undergraduate diploma
» A copy of the applicant's academic transcripts
» A Copy of the applicant's TOEFL/IETLS score
» Two letters of recommendation from faculty members who are familiar with the applicant's academic work and skills. These should be sent by the recommender directly to
» A copy of the first page of your passport
» A copy of your CV
Please note: original documents must be presented upon arrival to Israel.