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Academics at Spertus Institute

Academics at Spertus Institute

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
offers accredited graduate-level degree and certificate programs in areas that are critical to the Jewish and wider communities — including Jewish Studies, Jewish Professional Studies, and Leadership Training.

Spertus Institute cultivates an atmosphere of lively discourse. We often hear from students and participants that their experiences at Spertus are inspiring and even transformative. That is by design, because the Institute pursues best practice in everything it does. This results in meaningful, important opportunities for personal and professional growth for constituents and communities.

Spertus Institute Degree Programs

Spertus Institute's Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) degree programs is run on a cohort model. Other degree programs are offered on a quarter-term system, which allows for flexible, asynchronous registration and start dates.

Certificate programs and professional training are offered throughout the year.

Spertus Institute provides a range of student services, academic advising, and financial aid services (including student loan processing and scholarship assistance for those who qualify). Students have access to the rich collection of the Asher Library. Some programs are supported by the online learning management system Desire2Learn.

Why Spertus?

  • Welcoming nondenominational environment open to all
  • Distinguished international faculty
  • Flexible scheduling and locations
  • Opportunities to pursue individual interests
  • Extensive resources

Spertus Institute is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604


Regular, adjunct, and visiting faculty are selected on the basis of academic qualifications, professional experience, and their abilities to engage, educate, and challenge our students.

Downloadable Guide

Guide to Spertus Institute Degree Programs