Executive MA in Jewish
Professional Studies

Are you ready to apply to be a part of the next cohort of Spertus Institute’s Executive MA in Jewish Professional Studies? We would love to help you do so!

Please contact Amie Barrish, Assistant Director for Recruitment, at abarrish@spertus.edu with any questions about eligibility, requirements, or your application.

Step 1: Prepare Your Application Materials

Please have these five items ready to upload:

Your Resume

Professional resume with a summary of your employment experience.

Additional Professional or Volunteer Experience

A short statement describing applicable professional or volunteer experience not included on your resume.

Personal Bio

Your short (400-word max) autobiographical statement. Include information about your educational background, work experience, and personal and professional goals.

Admissions Essay

Identify one challenging issue in contemporary Jewish life and offer reflections on how you would address it. The essay must be clear, concise, organized, and well-written. 600-word max.


Supply contact information for one reference, preferably a current or former supervisor, qualified to evaluate your potential in this program. You will add this information into the application and then send the individual a link via email to upload their letter of recommendation.

Step 2: Complete Your Application

Complete and submit the application from the button below.

There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee. Pay by credit card within the form, or, if needed, by check sent under separate cover. The fee is waived if your application is submitted by the Preferred Admissions deadline.

Within the form, upload your resume, statement of additional experience (as necessary), bio, 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:

Amie Barrish
Assistant Director for Recruitment


Spertus Institute Admissions
610 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-1901

Step 4: Fellowship or Scholarship Application

Complete the Midcareer Fellowship Application OR Spertus Scholarship Application, including required letter of recommendation. Please review the eligibility requirements prior to completing the application. Review eligibility requirements >

A letter of professional reference from a current or former supervisor is also required. Have it submitted directly by email to Amie Barrish at abarrish@spertus.edu.


Upon review of the application, qualified candidates will be contacted to set up
an interview with a member or members of the admissions committee.

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 two weeks.