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Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies at Spertus Institute

Jewish Studies at Spertus Institute. High-Impact Jewish Learning

Jewish Studies graduate programs at Spertus Institute make serious study available for students of all backgrounds

Taught by skilled and distinguished faculty, the programs are offered in a flexible, part-time format. Courses meet during twice-yearly seminars at our downtown Chicago campus and online. 

We believe that the study of Jewish thought and history are critical to the development of thoughtful and informed perspectives on Judaism's past, present, and future. Our programs are high impact, self-paced, and engaging, with opportunities for students to pursue individual interests.

Jewish Studies Degree Offerings

Qualified students who apply now will be able to join faculty and fellow students from around the world for Spertus Institute’s next seminar.

Find out if one of these programs is right for you >

Why Spertus Institute

  • Welcoming nondenominational environment open to all
  • Academic depth with real-world application
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Onsite seminars and distance learning
  • Opportunities to pursue individual interests

To Learn More

Contact Assistant Director for Recruitment Amie Barrish at or 312.322.1707.

Spertus Students

Students pursue Jewish Studies at Spertus for a range of reasons, tied to what is most important in their own lives.

Pursuing my MA in Jewish Studies elevates my credentials as an official tour guide to religious sites, both Jewish and Christian, in Rome, Vatican City, and throughout Italy. — Brenda Bohen, Rome, Italy and Chicago, IL

Spertus Institute's doctoral program allows me to focus on my research on Judaism's influence on Western civilization. I am especially interested in how religion shapes family life. — Trevan Hatch, Faculty, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

I am enrolled in Spertus Institute's MA in Jewish Studies to broaden my knowledge of the vast history of Jewish civilization. I want to set an example for my children and grandchildren: You are never too old to learn. — Joel Kaufmann, Chicago, IL

Spertus Institute is accredited by the
Higher Learning Commission
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