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We Offer World-Class Academic Resources for Judaic Studies   

The Joan and Phillip Pines School of Graduate Studies (PSGS) on the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion has some of the world's leading scholars who guide individualized courses of study in the major fields of our degree programs. Some faculty at HUC-JIR's campuses in New York and Los Angeles are also available through selected inter-campus classes and as mentors for our students. In addition, our unique Summer-In-Israel Archaeology Program offers students an Israel Experience with faculty on our Taube Family Campus in Jerusalem. 

Since the College is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, our students can also take graduate level courses at the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. 

Extraordinary resources for study, research, and publication, including our renowned Klau LibraryJacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, and Skirball Museum, support the academic rigor of our degree programs.

 Generous merit scholarships and fellowships are available for Ph.D. students. 

The PSGS has a long history of excellence in training scholars. Founded in 1947 through the vision of HUC Presidents Julian Morgenstern and Nelson Glueck, as an institution of higher learning for students of all faiths, the School has conferred more than 500 M.A., D.H.L, and Ph.D. degrees over seven decades. We continue that proud tradition in the 21st century.