Professional and Graduate Schools and Programs*
The Rabbinical School
operates in Cincinnati,
Angeles, and New York.
It offers a five-year program leading to the Master of Arts in Hebrew
Letters degree and ordination. The Year-in-Israel Program, mandatory
for all entering rabbinical students, is offered at the Jerusalem
School. The Cincinnati, Los Angeles, and New York Schools offer
the subsequent four years of the program leading to ordination.
The School of Graduate
Studies in Cincinnati confers the Master of Arts in Judaic,
Hebraic, and Cognate Studies, the Master of Philosophy, and the
Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The doctoral programs lead to advanced
scholarship in Judaic and cognate subjects.
The Edgar F. Magnin
School of Graduate Studies in Los Angeles offers programs
leading to the degrees of Master of Arts in Judaic Studies, Doctor
of Hebrew Studies, Doctor of Hebrew Letters, Doctor of Philosophy
(in cooperation with the University of Southern California).
The Doctor of Ministry
in Pastoral Counseling degree is offered in New York. The
degree combines a certification program in pastoral counseling given
by the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health with additional courses
and seminars taught by HUC-JIR faculty. The D.Min. program is offered
to rabbinical graduates of HUC-JIR; clergy of other faiths are also
eligible to apply.
The Doctor of Hebrew Letters degree is offered to rabbinical
alumni in Cincinnati,
Los Angeles, and New
The Master of Arts
in Judaic Studies degree is available in New York to qualified
students who are interested in studying Jewish culture and identity.
The Cantorial Music
Program in Los Angeles offers special courses for synagogue
professionals, organists and choir directors.
The School of Sacred
Music in New York trains cantors, and awards the degree
of Master of Sacred Music and investiture. The Year-in-Israel Program
is required for all first-year cantorial students.
The Rhea Hirsch School
of Education in Los Angeles offers programs leading to the
Doctor of Philosophy degree in Jewish Education, the Master of Arts
degree in Jewish Education, and the Joint Masters degree in Jewish
Education and Jewish Communal Service. The Year-in-Israel Program
is mandatory for all entering M.A.J.E. and joint Masters (M.A.J.E./M.A.J.C.S.)
entering students. The undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Science
in Jewish Education is available on a limited basis.
The School of Education
in New York offers the Master of Arts in Religious Education. The
School will also sponsor a Continuing Education Program for Jewish
Educators in which short-term Certificate Programs, professional
workshops, and a Summer Institute are planned. The School also sponsors
and supervises the Miller High School Honors Program. In the near
future, the New York School of Education is planning to develop
a Master of Arts in Jewish Day School Education.
The School of Jewish Communal Service in Los Angeles offers
graduate programs for those preparing for or already engaged in
Jewish communal work. The School awards a Graduate Certificate
and the Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service. Students may
pursue both the Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and the
Master of Social Work degrees under cooperative programs with the
University of Southern California School of Social Work, the George
Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St.
Louis, and the University of Pittsburgh. Students may also earn
master's degrees in Business Administration, Public Administration,
Communications Management, or Gerontology in combination with a
master's degree in Jewish Communal Service through cooperative programs
with the University of Southern California.
The Jerome H. Louchheim
School of Judaic Studies in Los Angeles offers a variety
of undergraduate courses in Judaic Studies and Hebrew language to
students at the University of Southern California. USC students
may pursue a course of study in the Louchheim School leading to
the Bachelor of Arts in Religion from USC with an emphasis in Judaic
Studies. The Louchheim School offers USC students two minors, Judaic
Studies and Jewish-American Studies. It is also possible to pursue
the Bachelor of Science in Judaic Studies from the College-Institute.
Adult Jewish Learning
and Living (AJLL) is a national program that encompasses all activities at HUC-JIR that transcend the boundaries of its professional training programs. It includes the New York Kollel, the Beit Midrash / A Liberal Yeshivah in Jerusalem, the Academy for Interfaith Studies in Cincinnati, community education programs in Los Angeles, and joint efforts, particularly in the training of paraprofessionals.
The Jerusalem School
serves as the academic center for a variety of undergraduate and
graduate programs. In addition to the Year-in-Israel Program, these
include a rapidly expanding Israeli Rabbinic Program, the Beit Midrash
/ A Liberal Yeshivah Program of Jewish studies, and training programs
for Israeli teachers and educators. It is also home to the UAHC
Eisendrath International Exchange (EIE) Program for high school
students. Future plans include a Center for Educational Initiatives,
as well as programs in Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Music.
The Nelson Glueck
School of Biblical Archaeology, at the Jerusalem School,
is an American center for postgraduate studies in the fields of
Bible, archaeology and the history of ancient Israel. The School
conducts archaeological excavations of historic sites in Israel.
*Program registered with the State of New York. These programs are approved by the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
|Doctor of Hebrew Letters (D.H.L.)
||HEGIS # 2301
|Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling (D.Min.)
||HEGIS # 2301
|Masters of Arts in Sacred Music (M.S.M)
|Masters of Arts in Judaic Studies (M.A.J.S.)
|Masters of Arts in Hebrew Literature (M.A.H.L.)
|Masters of Arts in Religious Education (M.A.R.E.)