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Brandeis University

Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

Waltham, MA

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Overview

Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies / 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 4
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 General recommended
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Required
Capstone, thesis, or internship
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General recommended
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Comp Exam Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

57
Applied
46
Accepted
4
Enrolled
81%

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
Graduate Assistantships
Tuition waivers for student who do not receive fellowships or assistantships
Career or field-related internships
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

33
Total Graduate Students
24%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.15%
Black or African American 3.03%
White or Caucasian 39%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.03%
Unknown 12.12%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 4
Male (14)
Female (10)

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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