Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Judaic Studies (MA)

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Program Information

School:Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Science
Field of Study:Jewish/Judaic Studies
Description:Students pursuing an M.A. in Judaic Studies receive training in Jewish History covering the ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary periods. In addition, students have the opportunity to specialize in one or more of the program’s core areas of strength: Jewish literature, gender and Judaism, Jewish thought and intellectual history, and Jewish practice.

The study of Judaism at Concordia is immeasurably broadened by training in the wider concepts and methods of the study of religion and by intense exposure to and interaction with the study of related religious traditions. The student experience is enhanced further by extracurricular activities in Judaic Studies, including a student-run seminar, non-credit language courses, as well as two institutes that provide support and fellowship opportunities.
URL:Judaic Studies (MA) at Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $24,985

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    M.A. candidates for the Judaic Studies program should have a strong undergraduate transcript and background in the study of religion. Current Concordia University students are encouraged to discuss the programs with the Religion Department undergraduate advisors.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]
    Application Notes : Application Form. Statement of Purpose: A brief account of your particular academic interests and the pertinence of your educational background to those interests (approximately 1,000 words). For the M.A. in the History and Philosophy of Religion, describe the two traditions that interest you as well as the critical issues or questions you would like to pursue in regard to them. For the M.A. in Judaic Studies, you should describe the periods or specific elements of Jewish history or literature as well as the types of intellectual questions that you wish to explore. Be sure to specifically address the suitability of your selected M.A. program to your career goals and intellectual interests. Finally, include mention of your competence in languages relevant to your study. Three (3) Academic Letters of Reference. Letters of reference should be of an academic nature (and not from employment unrelated to University studies). Official Transcripts from all the universities you have attended. A recent copy of your resume (curriculum vitae)
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 24, 2021

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