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Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Jewish Studies

Distance Learning is currently available for students enrolled in the Spertus Institute Jewish Studies programs:

The academic standards and requirements for courses taken through Distance Learning are identical to those for courses taken at Spertus Institute's Chicago campus, only the methods of course delivery are different. Students who opt to take their degree primarily through Distance Learning have complete flexibility as to when they wish to "attend" classes, according to their individual schedules.

Benefits of Spertus Institute Distance Learning

  • Convenience and flexibility 
  • Extensive resources for students with little geographical access to graduate-level Jewish Studies
  • Multi-faceted program delivery, including online courses, courses by video conferencing, summer seminars in Chicago, independent study, and directed reading courses

Online and Webconferencing Courses for Jewish Studies students

The a number of online courses are available year-round for admitted Spertus Institute Jewish Studies masters and doctoral degree students — as well as non-degree students who meet pre-requisite requirements and wish to enroll in courses for credit. 

Webconferencing and seminar courses are available at specific times of the year. 

See the Jewish Studies Course Calendar for information

Why Spertus Institute?

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

IS THIS PROGRAM FOR ME?

Contact Director of Enrollment Management Anita Silvert at asilvert@spertus.edu or 312.322.1707 to discuss program content and format, and to learn about how curricula can be designed to meet your needs.

ADMISSION INFORMATION

Before registering for Distance Learning courses, students must be admitted to one of Spertus Institute's Jewish Studies graduate programs — or be accepted as non-degree student who meets pre-requisite requirements and wishes to enroll in courses for credit.

Costs

Reasonable tuition rates encourage participation by students in a range of disciplines from around the world. In fact, Spertus Jewish Studies students hail from 26 US states and 6 foreign countries.

  • Masters level tuition
    $350 per quarter-hour credit
    ($1050 per 3qh course)

  • Doctoral level tuition 
    $400 per quarter-hour credit
    ($1200 per 3qh course)

Students must be admitted before registering for courses. A registration fee of $25 is added at the time of payment.

Accreditation

Spertus Institute is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604.