Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History (PhD)

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Program Description

A joint degree PhD program is available with the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. Admission to this joint degree program must be granted by both the Department of History and the Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies upon entry or at the point of screening. The program for the PhD degree provides a framework within which students can acquire the following training and experience: (1) broad exposure to a general area of interest and to its current literature and controversies; (2) more intense training in the special field in which the student intends to conduct research and do his or her primary teaching; (3) a sound but more limited introduction to a second field; (4) training in research procedures and methods; (5) appropriate linguistic competence; and (6) the completion of a dissertation judged to be a significant piece of historical research and writing.


All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit the general application requirements, which include:

See Hebrew and Judaic Studies for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.