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Jewish Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #55 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt offers an interdisciplinary academic program that facilitates the critical study of Jewish history, religion, language, philosophy, politics, culture, society, music, art, and literature. The program uses the resources of the entire University to explore Jewish culture and its evolution and expression from biblical times to the present.
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Overview

Jewish Studies is a particularly worthwhile and effective area of study within a liberal arts education, but also offers many points of entry to other academic disciplines. It is integral to understanding major moments in the formation of Christianity and Islam as well as distinct episodes in the history and literatures of the modern Middle East, Europe, and America.

Students of all backgrounds will find in Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt a wide array of material and methodologies, presented by scholars of exceptional teaching ability. . To sharpen their grasp of the field, students may utilize the fine resources of the Zimmerman Judaica collection as well as the opportunity to study abroad in Prague and Israel, pursue internships locally or nationally, do research in archives overseas, or participate in archaeological excavation at Megiddo, Israel. Students will also benefit from the program’s lively schedule of visiting scholars, lectures, and conferences that aim to explore multiple perspectives current in the study of Judaism.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Antiquity and Medieval Thought
  • Modern and Contemporary Experience
  • Culture, Philosophy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

You may apply using either the Common Application or the Universal College Application. Select one application method and submit all materials through that method; do not submit both. All parts of the application should be submitted by the published deadlines.

  • All required parts of either the Common Application or the Universal College Application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Standardized Test Results: SAT or ACT with Writing
  • Official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

We make three important commitments to U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens to ensure that students from many different economic circumstances can enroll at Vanderbilt:

  • First:  Since talent and promise recognize no social, cultural, economic, or geographic boundaries, our admissions process is need-blind for U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens. 
  • Second: Vanderbilt will meet 100% of a family’s demonstrated financial need. 
  • Third:  Financial aid awards do not include loans. Instead of offering need-based loans to undergraduate students, Vanderbilt offers additional grant assistance. This does not involve income bands or "cut-offs" that impact or limit eligibility.

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