McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Jewish Studies (M.A. Thesis)

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Program Information

School:McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Jewish/Judaic Studies
Description:This option is aimed at students who have acquired a rich background in Jewish studies through their B.A. and who are now ready to focus their study on one period and/or discipline within the broad field of Jewish civilizational studies. Students choosing Eastern European studies, Jewish thought, or Hebrew literature must enter the program with a good command of either Hebrew or Yiddish according to their chosen specialization.

Students may also choose to complete the M.A. (Thesis) program with a stream in the History of the Jewish Interpretation of the Bible. This stream is aimed at students who have acquired a rich background in Bible and Jewish studies through their B.A. and who now wish to study the Bible and its interpretation within Jewish circles at an advanced level. Students choosing this path must enter the program with a good command of Hebrew.
URL:Jewish Studies (M.A. Thesis) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,151
National: $9,163

Cost per year represents typical annual fees based on 30 credits taken during Fall and Winter terms.

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Ideally, applicants would have completed a B.A. in Jewish Studies. If an applicant is otherwise deemed acceptable, it is possible to be admitted to a Qualifying year. Students seeking admission to the History of the Jewish Interpretation of the Bible stream must demonstrate competence in Hebrew prior to beginning the program. In addition to the appropriate references, transcripts, and examination scores, applicants should send samples of their academic work in their field of interest. Personal interviews are strongly recommended.
Cost Notes : Cost per year represents typical annual fees based on 30 credits taken during Fall and Winter terms.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on October 19, 2017