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Jewish Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
The Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University 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

The study of Judaism is integral to understanding crucial moments in the formation of Christianity and Islam as well as different cultures of the modern Middle East, Europe, and America.

Key facts:

  • Our program reflects Vanderbilt University’s commitment to advancing the understanding of diverse cultures and traditions. Students of all backgrounds will find in Jewish Studies a wide array of approaches to Jewish experiences and ask larger questions about cultural and religious identity, minority experience, and diasporic community.
  • The interdisciplinary nature of Jewish Studies provides an excellent academic foundation for a variety of rewarding career paths including professional schools, such as law, medicine, and business, and public administration, government service, education, communal service, Foreign Service, ministry, and rabbinate, as well as graduate studies in religion, international relations, history, literature, foreign languages, classics, social work, social science, and education. It sharpens the analytic, linguistic, textual, and methodological tools necessary for advanced research and teaching.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • 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:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 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

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