Thank you for your interest in Spertus Institute!

We look forward to welcoming you to our community of learners.

Since 1924, Spertus students have pursued knowledge, enriched their own lives, and strengthened and invigorated their communities.

That tradition continues today with graduate and certificate programs that serve adult learners from around the world. Spertus students benefit from our culture of innovation, flexibility, inclusivity, creativity, intellectual adventurousness, and academic excellence.

Our programs are designed for you, with meaningful content and formats created to accommodate the schedule of working professionals. Spertus faculty are leaders in their respective fields with the skills to challenge and inspire.

Next Steps

Our admissions team is available to answer your questions, help you explore which program is right for you, and walk you through application requirements.

Contact Amie Barrish, Assistant Director for Recruitment, to arrange a time to speak with her or another member of the Spertus team.

Contact Amie Barrish

Application Information by Program

Jewish Studies
Graduate Programs

MA in Jewish Studies (MAJS)

DS in Jewish Studies (DSJS)

Doctor of Hebrew Letters (DHL)

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

Jewish Professional Studies
Graduate Programs

MA in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS)
North American Cohort 6 begins Fall 2024.

Key Dates for North American Cohort 6.
May 1, 2024
Preferred Admission Deadline ($50 application fee waived)
July 1, 2024
Final application date

Executive MA in Jewish
Professional Studies (EMAJPS) 

Next cohort begins January 2024. 

Key Dates
January 14-18, 2024
Cohort begins with seminar at Spertus


Certificate in Jewish Leadership (CJL)
Presented in partnership with Northwestern University.
Next cohort begins February 2024.

Key Dates
November 1, 2023
Preferred Admission Deadline ($50 application fee waived)
December 18, 2023
Final Application Deadline

Leadership Certificate
in Combating Antisemitism (LCCA)

Next cohort begins July 2024.

Key Dates
March 15, 2024
Preferred Admission Deadline ($50 application fee waived)
May 15, 2024
Final Application Deadline

Headshot of Amie Barrish

I look forward to hearing about your goals and welcoming you to the Spertus community of learners.

Assistant Director for Recruitment
Spertus Institute, Chicago