Applications & Program Requirements

Kickstart your future as a Jewish leader

Thank you for your interest in applying to one of HUC-JIR’s outstanding graduate degree or certificate programs!

To apply to any academic program of HUC-JIR, we invite you to begin with Application Part One of your two-part admissions application. Part 1 is a few, simple questions about yourself and your educational background. After you’ve submitted part 1 of your application, we’ll confirm its receipt and email you instructions on how to start part 2 of your application. Part 2 of your application asks questions for the specific program of your interest.

Each program of HUC-JIR has a number of different admissions requirements. Please use the links below to review these requirements and a checklist for your use during the admissions process.

HUC-JIR welcomes transfer students from other seminaries and appropriate sister institutions. Transfer students must go through the regular admissions process. Once accepted, previous course credits will be evaluated by the school director to determine transferable credits to HUC-JIR.

We invite you to learn more about the College-Institute and to visit us at one of our four centers of learning to become acquainted with our resources, programs, and services.

We hope you will join our HUC-JIR family as we strive to ensure creative Jewish life and scholarship into the twenty-first century and beyond. We proudly take our place, together with you, in the unfolding story of the Jewish people, its covenant with God, and its place in the service and history of humankind.