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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/conflict resolution and coexistence
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) The bible and ancient near east
Master of Arts (MA) Near eastern and judaic studies/women's, gender, and sexuality studies
Master of Arts (MA) Near eastern and judaic studies/jewish professional leadership
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Bible and ancient near east
Master of Arts (MA) Near eastern and judaic studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 3

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 General recommended
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Alternate accepted
Capstone, thesis, or internship
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General recommended
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

76
Applied
40
Accepted
5
Enrolled
53%

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 January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General recommended
Master's Degree Requirements Transcripts, letters of recommendation, resume, writing sample, and statement of purpose.
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General recommended
Doctoral Degree Requirements Transcripts, letters of recommendation, resume, writing sample, and statement of purpose.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Tuition waivers for student who do not receive fellowships or assistantships
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

36
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.33%
Black or African American 2.78%
White or Caucasian 41%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.56%
Unknown 16.67%

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (44%)

Faculty

26
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 5
Male (15)
Female (11)

Location & Contact

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

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