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Judaic Studies, B.A.

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West Hartford, CT, United States
Explore Jewish history and culture in our interdisciplinary program, while taking part in exciting research or study abroad opportunities. You can also choose to minor in Judaic Studies and select from a rich array of exciting classes in six different areas: history, Yiddish, Arabic, Bible, Holocaust studies, and Israel studies.
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Overview

Judaic studies is an interdisciplinary program of study which focuses on the Jews and Judaism, including but not limited to, historical, linguistic, religious, sociological, political, and philosophical perspectives. Our program spans the periods from the beginnings of ancient Israel through the modern Jews and modern Israel. 

The programme

If you have no previous experience with Hebrew language, you are required to complete 42 credits including three required, core courses in Jewish history (9 credits) and two years of modern Hebrew (12 credits). The modern Hebrew requirement may be waived for students who demonstrate equivalent fluency.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Jewish History from the Exile to the Enlightenment 
  • Modern Jewish History 
  • Bible and Archaeology-Old Testament 
  •  Elementary Arabic I 
  • Elementary Arabic II 
  • Hebrew Language I: Elementary Conversational Hebrew 
  • Hebrew Language II: Elementary Conversational Hebrew 
  • Hebrew Language III: Intermediate Conversational Hebrew 
  • Hebrew Language IV: Intermediate Conversational Hebrew 
  • Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Ethics 
  • Modern European-Jewish Literature 
  • Israel: History and Society
  • American-Jewish History
  • The Holocaust 
  • The Arabs and Israel 
  • The Modern Middle East 
  • Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Ethics 
  • The Talmud: Its History and Literary Development 
  • Maimonides in Historical Context
  • Biomedical Ethics 
  • Classical Philosophy: Greece and Rome 
  • Philosophy of Religion II 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete your Application 
  • Submit your Academic Records 
  • Provide Proof of Financial Support 
  • Provide your Level of English Language Proficiency 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45144 USD/year
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  • National

    39220 USD/year
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Living costs for West Hartford

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

International Scholarship:

  • Undergraduate and Transfer students are considered for a partial tuition scholarship ($6,000.00 to $16,000.00). Scholarships are offered to the most qualified students making application for the Fall & Spring Academic Terms.

Continuing Academic Talent Scholarship:

  • If you demonstrate above average performance while enrolled at the University you will be considered for a partial tuition scholarship ($2,000 to $4,000). You must complete 30 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0. 

Family Grant Programme:

  • If a student has a brother, sister, parent or spouse as a student, only one tuition fee will be paid full, while the other one will be halved.

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