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MAJPS Admission Information

MAJPS Admission Information

The Fall 2014 cohort will begin in September 2014

Admission Deadline 
August 20, 2014


Step 1: Complete Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) Application and submit with nonrefundable application fee of $50.

Step 2: Submit Admissions Essay of 500 words, double-spaced.

Criteria for Admissions Essay

Part I: Include information about your educational background, work experience, personal and professional goals, and who you are.

Part II: Identify one challenging issue in contemporary Jewish life and offer reflections on how you would address it.

The essay must be clear and concise, indicating writing ability at the graduate level.

Step 3: Send official, original transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Step 4: If applying for a Midcareer Fellowship, please complete the Fellowship Application and submit it with a professional recommendation.

Submit applications and recommendations to:

Stacey Flint
Director of Enrollment Management
Spertus Institute
610 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-1901

Questions? Contact Stacey Flint at 312.322.1707 or

Spertus Institute has a longstanding record of non-discrimination in all educational opportunities. Spertus accepts students without regard to race, color, age, gender, marital status, religion, creed, physical disability, sexual orientation, place of national origin, military and veteran status, and any other classes protected by law.

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Applications now being accepted for Spring 2015 cohorts in Milwaukee, Canada, and Israel, and a Fall 2015 cohort in Chicago.

Midcareer Fellowships

Midcareer Fellowships are available to qualified students who begin the Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) program this fall! Are you currently employed in a Jewish organization (15 hours per week minimum)? You may be eligible for 45% off tuition. LEARN MORE>

Interested in learning more?

Contact Director of Enrollment Stacey Flint, who will meet you for coffee, discuss your goals, and share how the Spertus MAJPS program can benefit you and your career. She can be reached at or 312.322.1707.

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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