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MAJPS Admission Information

MAJPS Admission Information

September 30, 2015 is the deadline
for Admission to the Fall Chicago-area cohort.


Step 1
Complete Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) Application and submit with nonrefundable application fee of $50. A professional resume (uploaded into application) is also requested.

Step 2
Complete Admissions Essay of 500 words, double-spaced.

Criteria for Admissions Essay
The essay must be clear and concise, indicating writing ability at the graduate level. 

Part I
Include information about your educational background, work experience, personal and professional goals, and who you are. 

Part II
Identify one challenging issue in contemporary Jewish life and offer reflections on how you would address it.

Upload into application.

Step 3
Send official, original transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. 

Submit application and resume electronically.

Submit transcripts (and fee if paying by check) to:

Stacey Flint
Director of Enrollment Management
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
610 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-1901

Step 4 — For Applicants Applying for a Fellowship

Complete and submit the online
Midcareer Fellowship Application>

Have recommendation letter sent under separate 
cover as instructed on the Fellowship Application. 

Questions? Contact Stacey Flint at 312.322.1707 or

Spertus Institute has a longstanding record of non-discrimination in all educational opportunities. Spertus accepts students without regard to race, color, age, gender, marital status, religion, creed, physical disability, sexual orientation, place of national origin, military or veteran status, and any other classes protected by law.

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Applications now being accepted for the Fall 2015 Chicago cohort.

Interested in learning more?

Contact Director of Enrollment Stacey Flint, who will meet you to discuss your goals and share how the Spertus MAJPS program can accelerate your career or empower your staff. Reach her at or 312.322.1707.

Characteristics of Spertus Institute Degree Programs

  • Non-traditional programs geared toward busy, working adults
  • Emphasis on application of learning
  • Distinguished faculty
  • Program support through expert library resource assistance and academic advising

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