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Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education

A part-time, flexible program that will help you to deepen your practice and support you in your next career steps.

Catalyze your impact as a Jewish educational leader.

Are you currently serving as a Jewish educator and wish to pursue an advanced academic and professional degree? Are you searching for a part-time, flexible program that will help you to deepen your practice and support you in your next career steps, and fit into your already packed calendar? Are you craving a cohort of thought partners to nurture and challenge you in your work as a leader?

Strengthen your authentic voice as a leader to better position yourself within your own organization and in the greater Jewish educational landscape.

Deepen your skills and knowledge while continuing to live and work in your home community.

Gain the skills, knowledge, and dispositions to effectively enable contemporary Jews to access Jewish wisdom and connectedness at the key moments in their lives.


About the Program

We offer a rigorous academic program designed with active professionals in mind. We want to expand your learning and education while enabling you to continue building momentum in your current leadership role. Expand your capacity for imagination and risk-taking by stepping outside your daily world. Immerse in a creativity intensive where you will learn with teaching artists.

During your two years at HUC, you will:

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Test Drive the Executive M.A. Program

Deciding to enroll in a graduate program is a big step. In order to give you a good sense of the experience, to introduce you to HUC’s online environment, and to connect you with other individuals considering the program, we invite you to take the program for a test drive.

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Course of Study

The Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education is a multi-faceted program designed to meet a broad range of student needs and take advantage of both distance and face-to-face learning opportunities.


Post Graduation

Emerge from this innovative program with enhanced knowledge, honed pedagogical skills, and a strengthened leadership capacity that will enable you to enrich your career, enhance your role as a Jewish educator, and transform Jewish education in your own institution and beyond.

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Where do the intensives and summer institutes take place?

Intensives and summer institutes rotate among the campuses in New York, Los Angeles, and Jerusalem.

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What is the cost of the program?

Through multiple grantors, we are able to provide generous tuition assistance and some travel stipends. These change from year to year and will be determined in the early winter of the application year. Additional financial aid may be awarded annually in the form of scholarship assistance and/or government loans.

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Schedule a conversation with an admissions counselor and then begin your application.

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No, there are no qualifying exams.

While we strongly recommend that all students work to bring their Hebrew skills to a minimal level of decoding, writing and basic comprehension, there is no Hebrew requirement for admission to the Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education. However, in order to graduate, you must have achieved a Hebrew proficiency level equivalent to one year of college-level Hebrew, either modern or classical. We encourage you to work on this prior to acceptance into the program.

Absolutely not! Our current students include individuals who work in early childhood education, at Hillel, and in central agencies, for example. Congregational “educators” include a synagogue program director and executive director. Leaders in experiential education such as camp settings and youth programs are strongly encouraged to apply.