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Dual Degree Programs with the University of Southern California

The HUC-JIR School of Jewish Nonprofit Management enjoys a unique partnership with its neighbor, the University of Southern California, one of the leading institutions of higher learning in the country. SJNM students can simultaneously earn one of five dual degrees at USC:


Each of these programs is tailored to the specific needs and interests of the student. Administrators at HUC-JIR and USC work together closely to design an integrated program that capitalizes on the resources and assets of both institutions.

Prospective students interested in any of these dual degrees should contact the respective USC department, as well as the HUC-JIR School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (SJNM@huc.edu).

Joint Degree and Certificate Programs within HUC-JIR

The SJNM partners with both the Rhea Hirsch School of Education (RHSOE) and the Rabbinical School to offer students the opportunity to earn both a Masters in Jewish Nonprofit Management and an MA in Jewish Education or a Rabbinic Ordination. Rabbinical students can also earn a Certificate in Jewish Nonprofit Management over the course of two summers during their HUC tenure, cultivating their leadership potential in synagogues and educational institutions. These programs are open to students at all three HUC-JIR stateside campuses (LA, Cincinnati and New York).

  • SJNM and Master of Arts in Jewish Education
    After the first year in Israel, students take two summers of course work, one year of an internship in a Jewish communal organization, one year of a Jewish education internship, and a capstone project/curriculum guide demonstrating competence in both disciplines.
  • SJNM and Rabbinic Ordination
    After the first year in Israel, students take two summers of course work within the following four years, one year of an internship in a Jewish communal organization, one year of a rabbinical internship, and a capstone project/thesis that integrates both disciplines.
  • Graduate Certificate in Jewish Nonprofit Management
    Designed primarily for rabbinical students who want additional training in Jewish nonprofit management and leadership, the Graduate Certificate in Jewish Nonprofit Management is a 22 credit program taken over the course of two summers.
    Click here for the certificate disclosure statement.

Prospective students interested in any of these degrees should contact the directors of the respective schools at HUC-JIR, as well as the School of Jewish Nonprofit Management.