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MA in Jewish Professional Studies

MA in Jewish Professional Studies

Now enrolling for regional cohorts in Chicago and Milwaukee.
Enrollment for Canadian cohort coming soon.

Chicago introductory seminar is June 26.
Courses begin August 21.

Milwaukee courses will also begin in August (date TBD) with a June orientation for early enrollees. 

Spertus Institute's MA in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) program is a world-class, career-boosting Jewish educational opportunity. First piloted in Chicago nearly ten years ago, the program advances 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 citywide cohorts are offered around the US and international cohorts are offered in Canada and Israel.

Do you work for a Jewish organization? Want to work in the Jewish community? Have staff members you would like to see grow as Jewish professionals? 

Interested in learning more? 
Contact Director of Enrollment 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 

Do you work at least 15 hours per week serving the Jewish community? If so, you may be eligible for a substantial scholarship — called a Midcareer Fellowship — made possible with the support of a generous outside donor. With fellowship and scholarship funds, applicants receive a tuition reduction of approximately 65%.
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What accounts for MAJPS success?

  • Non-traditional program geared toward busy, working adults
  • Emphasis on learning that is relevant to student's careers
  • Distinguished faculty
  • Professional mentoring as a component of the program
  • Can be completed in just over two years

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