A total of 160 credits plus 4 trimesters of Fieldwork Support Seminar and 4 trimesters of Core Concepts Seminar are required (Master’s of Jewish Studies included). In addition, students must fulfill the various co-curricular requirements of both the Rabbinic and Cantorial Programs, including comprehensive examinations, Ritual Skills requirements, and yearly Practica. (Please see the Rabbinical Program page and the Cantorial Program page for more information on requirements for the program.)
Students can choose the pace at which they are comfortable studying. Those who want to study full-time all year round can finish the program in four years (provided they enter with a high level of Hebrew). Others will choose to study at a more measured pace, finishing the program in five years or longer, when completed through part-time study.
Students must fulfill the requirements of the Master’s Degree in Jewish Studies, including a Master’s Project, unless they enter the program having already completed a Master’s Degree in a Jewish Studies field. (The Master’s does not add additional credits to the program.) Those who enter with an earned M.A. in Jewish Studies but have not already written a Master’s Thesis will need to complete a Master’s Project.