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Judaic Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , OR,
Judaic Studies employs the critical methodologies of university scholarship to examine all aspects of the history, religion, culture, and social and political formations of the Jewish people. Judaic Studies enhances our understanding of world history, and allows critical insight into a vital strand in the tapestry of world culture.

About

It offers the opportunity for students of all backgrounds to explore a rich civilization that is both nourished by ancient traditions, and shaped through creative encounters and ongoing interactions with other cultures. At the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at Portland State University, this enterprise is conducted through a variety of academic courses and summer programming, lectures and research symposia, scholarly conferences and cultural events. We offer both an undergraduate major and minor degree. Judaic Studies does not at present offer post-graduate degrees, but our faculty often advise MA students in the History Department who focus on Jewish history. We work closely with the Department of World Languages and Literatures to support Hebrew language instruction. Thanks to the generosity of the Aspen Mitzvah Fund, we offer scholarships to qualified students taking third-year Hebrew. Judaic Studies majors and minors are eligible to apply for additional scholarship opportunities to support their study. Our program has a special, though not exclusive, focus on the modern period. By exploring the encounter of Jews and Judaism with modernity, we pose fundamental questions about the nature of tradition and change in the modern world, questions with which all groups and individuals must contend. At the same time, our program seeks to provide a broad exposure to the study of Jews and Judaism in multiple historical and geographical contexts, from ancient Israel to twenty-first century America.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Areas of concentration:

  • Jews in Antiquity
  • Israel Studies
  • Judaism
  • Literature, Culture, and the Arts
  • Modern Jewish History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    527

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General Requirements

Domestic Applicants:

  • Go to Banweb, PSU's Online Application System. It will open in a new window. Simply close when you have completed your application to return to the Admissions site.
  • After creating a login, select Undergraduate - FRESHMAN as your student type from the drop down menu.
  • With your application you must submit a non-refundable $50 application fee; you will be required to pay this via Visa or MasterCard. A $2 processing fee will apply. If you are eligible for the PSU fee deferral as an undergraduate, you will be able to choose this option for payment.
  • Submit official transcripts in the original sealed envelopes from all schools attended along with test scores (if applicable).

International Applicants:

  • Go to Banweb, PSU's online application system. It will open in a new window. Simply close when you have completed your application to return to the Admissions site.
  • After creating a login, select Intl Undergrad - FRESHMAN as your student type from the drop down menu.
  • With your application you must submit a non-refundable $50 application fee; you will be required to pay this via Visa or MasterCard. A $2 processing fee will apply.
  • Submit transcripts from all schools attended.
  • Upload and submit admission application documents from schools outside the United States.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    570 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    171 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 171 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Portland

  • 1271 - 2270 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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