The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, located at Yeshiva University's Wilf Campus in the Washington Heights section in upper Manhattan, is one of the world's largest centers of advanced Jewish studies. We offer MA and PhD degree programs, a joint MA/MS program with the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, as well as a joint BA/MA degree program for qualified undergraduates at Stern College for Women and Yeshiva College.
Please click below to learn more about our programs' requirements, how to apply and other essential admissions information.
Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university and have a grade point average of at least B (3.0). Academic background should include documented evidence of a Hebrew proficiency adequate for the required readings. In the absence of such evidence, a Hebrew reading test may be required as part of the admission process.
Applicants for admission to the doctoral program must also meet the following requirements:
Isaac Breuer College of Hebraic Studies
Stern College for Women
Applications for admission to the doctoral program are considered only once a year for admission in the fall semester. The deadline for applications, including all supporting documents, is December 31 of the previous year (e.g., the deadline for fall 2015 admission was December 31, 2014). Late applications will not be considered. Applicants to the doctoral program must submit verbal, quantitative and analytical GRE scores. The GRE reporting code for Revel is 6284.Applications for fall admission to the MA program, including all supporting documents, by students requesting scholarships and fellowships is March 13, 2015. Late applications will be considered, but priority in the granting of financial aid will be given to those who file by this date. For spring admission, students should apply at least two months prior to the semester in which they wish to be admitted. Please see the fall calendar for exact date
All supporting documents and transcripts must be received by the applicable deadline listed above.
Instructions for Completing Application for Admission (PDF)
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Application for Admissions (PDF)
Application for BA-MA Student to Regular MA Program (PDF)
Request for Letter of Recommendation (PDF)
Scholarship and Fellowship Award Application (PDF)
Application Fee Record (PDF)
Foreign Student Questionnaire (PDF)
Please send your application and supporting documents pertaining to admission to:
Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies
Office of the Dean
500 West 185th Street, Furst Hall Third Floor New York, NY 10033
Request for an application or information about the school can be directed to:
Dean David Bergerdberger@yu.edu
Students admitted with permission to work toward degrees are considered matriculated. They fall into two categories:
Students who wish to enroll for courses to meet their particular needs without entering a degree program are considered nonmatriculated. They fall into two categories:
Students who wish to enroll for courses to meet their undergraduate and/or graduate needs fall into two categories:
A limited number of persons with the appropriate background may, with the permission of the dean, register as auditors. They are required to pay a stipulated fee. The category of auditor does not entitle the student to submit any coursework or to receive an academic record. An auditor is not entitled to use any campus facilities.
Foreign students applying for admission to the school are strongly advised to file applications for admission well in advance of the admission deadline in order to ensure sufficient time for evaluation. They should have forwarded to the Office of the Dean complete transcripts of previous academic training and a certified translation of each document written in a foreign language other than Hebrew.
In addition to all admission requirements, proficiency in English—verbal and written comprehension and expression—is a prerequisite for study. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit acceptable proof of their proficiency in English before being considered for admission. Normally the student is expected to demonstrate proficiency in English by receiving an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), administered by the Educational Testing Service. This test is given in various locations throughout the world several times a year. Information on the location of testing centers as well as other pertinent information can be obtained by contacting:
Educational Testing Service
PO Box 6155
Princeton NJ 08541-6155
The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in admission and all other facets of its educational programs and activities. The University encourages applications from qualified students regardless of sex, religion, age, race, disability, marital status, color, or national origin, within the meaning of applicable law.
Prospective students interested in visiting our campus should call 646.592.4271.
500 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033
500 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033
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