Program Requirements - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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We are looking for highly qualified applicants for all of our programs. HUC-JIR’s student body is diverse and there is no “correct path” to becoming a strong candidate. Each applicant is viewed as a unique individual. For example, a degree in Jewish studies is not required but it is important to have some background with liberal arts classes where reading and writing are emphasized.

You must be able to meet the following requirements.

  • A BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university.
  • An academic record reflecting the ability to do graduate work at a 3.0 grade point average or above on a four-point scale.
  • A readiness to engage in academic study and to meet the intellectual, ethical, and emotional demands of the program and the school-based internship.
  • An aptitude for clear oral and written self-expression.