The Graduate School of The Jewish Theological Seminary offers the most extensive academic program in advanced Jewish studies in North America, awarding master's and doctoral degrees in numerous areas of specialization ranging from Ancient Judaism to Modern Jewish Studies, and from Jewish Gender and Women's Studies to Jewish Art and Visual Culture. Students delve deeply into their chosen area of focus while also acquiring a broad-based knowledge of the Jewish experience.
Jewish life is lived and learned at The Graduate School within a community of scholars—faculty and students alike. Professional development is a significant part of students' experiences, as they have the opportunity to present their research and develop skills while being mentored by faculty during their student days and beyond. Alumni of The Graduate School successfully serve as professors, educators, organizational leaders, professionals, lay leaders, and more.
All programs are open to qualified students regardless of age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.
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Rachel S. Mikva (GS '08), currently serving as the Rabbi Herman Schaalman Chair in Jewish Studies and Director of the Center for Jewish, Christian and Islamic Studies at Chicago Theological Seminary, was awarded a Lilly Faculty Fellowship for 2012–2013 for her project,"Dangerous Religious Ideas."
Michael Rosenberg (GS '11) recieved a research grant from the Hadassah Brandeis Institute for his work entitled "Signs of Virginity: Blood, Sexuality, and Women's Bodies in Rabbinic Literature."