Doctor of Science
in Jewish Studies
Are you ready to apply to to Spertus Institute’s Doctor of Science in Jewish Studies as the next step on your Jewish educational journey? We would love to help you do so!
Please contact Amie Barrish, Assistant Director for Recruitment, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about eligibility, requirements, or your application.
Step 1: Prepare Your Application Materials
Please have these items ready to upload:
Professional resume with a summary of your employment experience.
Part I: Include information about your educational background, personal and professional goals, and your interests and values. Spertus is interested in the writing and presentation skills of our applicants. Therefore, the essay must be clear, concise, and persuasive. We are also interested in the needs and goals of our applicants, so please discuss what you hope to learn in our program as well as your plans for the future.
Part II: Identify one challenging issue in contemporary Jewish life and offer reflections on how you would address it.
Step 2: Complete Your Application
Complete and submit the application from the button below.
There is a $75 nonrefundable application fee. Pay by credit card within the form, or, if needed, by check sent under separate cover.
Within the form, upload your resume and admissions essay.
Step 3: Your Transcripts
Proof of your baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university is a requirement.
Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended, including those where no credit was received. Have official transcripts emailed or mailed directly from the institution to:
Assistant Director for Recruitment
Spertus Institute Admissions
610 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-1901
Step 4: References
Two letters of recommendation are required from individuals qualified to evaluate your academic achievement and potential for successful completion of the program. Have them submitted directly by email to Amie Barrish at email@example.com.
Step 5: Interview and Letter of Acceptance
Upon review of the application, qualified candidates will be contacted to set up an online interview with Dr. David N. Gottlieb, Director of Jewish Studies.
Letter of Acceptance
Upon acceptance, applicant will receive an official letter stating acceptance (or outlining any conditions of acceptance) with details about program schedule. Applicants can expect to be notified within approximately 30 days.