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MA in Jewish Professional Studies

MA in Jewish Professional Studies

Josh Gibbs (above) shares some of the ways that his participation in Spertus Institute's Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) program is driving forward the work he does at UChicago Hillel

The MAJPS program is a world-class, career-boosting Jewish educational opportunity. First piloted in Chicago in 2007, the program is specifically designed to advance the professional skills and Jewish knowledge of those working for and with the Jewish community. 

MAJPS has proven to be so influential for graduates and their organizations that it now is offered in select Jewish communities worldwide. Today, citywide cohorts are being offered around the US and international cohorts are underway in Canada and Israel.

Do you work for a Jewish organization? Want to work in the Jewish community? Have staff members who you want to see succeed as Jewish professionals? 

The next Chicago MAJPS cohort begins September 11, 2016.

Applications are due August 31, 2016.
Preference given to applications received by August 15, 2016.

Reduce the cost of becoming a better leader

Work at least 15 hours per week serving the Jewish community? If so, you are eligible for a Midcareer Fellowship that reduces the cost of the MAJPS program by 65%!

With the generous support of an outside donor, Spertus Institute for Jewish learning and Leadership is able to provide significant scholarships through the Midcareer Fellowship Program to qualified students. Fellows receive a tuition reduction of approximately 65%, bringing the cost of the entire cost of the program to $6,500.

See if you qualify for a fellowship>

Interested in learning more? 
Contact Director of Enrollment Management Anita Silvert, who will meet you to discuss your goals and share how the Spertus MAJPS program can accelerate your career or empower your staff. Reach her at or 312.322.1707.

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Midcareer Fellowships

Fellowships Available 

With the generous support of an outside donor, Spertus Institute is able to offer substantial scholarships — called Midcareer Fellowships — to incoming MAJPS students who meet specific criteria, including employment with a Jewish agency or organization.
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Characteristics of Spertus Institute Degree Programs

  • Non-traditional programs geared toward busy, working adults
  • Emphasis on application of learning
  • Distinguished faculty
  • Program support through expert library resource assistance and academic advising

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