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Brandeis University

Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

Waltham, MA

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Overview

Brandeis University / Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies is located in Waltham, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Near Eastern and Judaic studies
Master of Arts (MA) Near Eastern and Judaic studies/women's, gender, and sexuality studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) The bible and ancient near east
Master of Arts (MA) Near Eastern and Judaic studies/conflict resolution and coexistence
Master of Arts (MA) Near Eastern and Judaic studies/Jewish professional leadership
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Teaching of Hebrew

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (recommended for MA; required for joint MA with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Alternate accepted
Capstone thesis, project, or exam; internship or fieldwork
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

73
Applied
31
Accepted
7
Enrolled
42%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (recommended for MA; required for joint MA with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
Master's Degree Requirements Letters of recommendation, transcripts, statement of purpose, writing sample, resume
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Letters of recommendation, transcripts, statement of purpose, writing sample, resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

35
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.57%
Black or African American 2.86%
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.86%
Unknown 20%

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

27
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 5
Male (15)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Bible and ancient Near East, Judaic Studies, Israel Studies, modern Middle East, Arabic and Islamic civilizations
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 415 South Street
Waltham, MA  02454-9110
United States
Contact Dr. Ilana Szobel
Department Chair
Email: szobel@brandeis.edu
Phone: 781-736-5230

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