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Jewish Studies

Vanderbilt University

48 months
54840 USD/year
54840 USD/year
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The Jewish Studies program at Vanderbilt University is an interdisciplinary program with classes in Jewish history, religion, language, philosophy, politics, culture, society, music, art, and literature across continents and over three millennia.


The Jewish Studies program at Vanderbilt University brings together faculty from across the university to explore Jews and Judaism from biblical times to the present. The study of Judaism is integral to understanding crucial moments in the formation of Christianity and Islam as well as the different cultures of the modern Middle East, Europe, and America.

Our program reflects Vanderbilt’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 learn to ask larger questions about cultural and religious identity, minority experience, and diasporic community.

After Vanderbilt

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. Jewish studies majors also go on to careers in public administration, government service, education, community service, the Foreign Service, ministry, and the rabbinate. Others pursue graduate studies in religion, international relations, history, literature, foreign languages, classics, social work, social science, and education. Jewish studies sharpens the analytic, linguistic, textual, and methodological tools necessary for advanced research and teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern Jewish History
  • Judaism
  • Rabbinic Hebrew
  • Aramaic
  • Yiddish
  • Ladino

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application or Common Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher letters of recommendation
  • Optional for students applying for fall entry: SAT or ACT scores
  • International applicants will be prompted to complete an international section of the Common Application
  • Official results of the TOEFL iBT, TOEFL iBT Home Edition, TOEFL Essentials, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54840 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    54840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54840 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Nashville

1183 - 2197 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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