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Jewish Professional Studies

Jewish Professional Studies

Serve your community. Elevate your career.

The Spertus Institute Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS)
program brings a diverse group of Jewish professionals together to study the cutting-edge issues in contemporary Jewish life, advancing their career opportunities and enhancing the contributions they bring to Jewish organizations and institutions.

Students graduate having grown personally and professionally, having cultivated critical leadership skills, built strong communal links, and gained real insight into how to meet Jewish community needs. Program includes mentoring by seasoned Jewish professional and lay leaders. LEARN MORE>

Announcing MAJPS Israel. We pleased to announce the first Israeli cohort of its Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies program. The MAJPS program began here in Chicago, and has grown to include organization-specific cohorts (such as our recent partnership with Solomon Schechter Day Schools) and community-wide cohorts in select cities across North America. Taking this unique program to Israel will benefit Israeli nonprofit professionals, including those who work with North American Jewish communities and on Israel education. MAJPS Israel begins this coming spring. Now accepting applications>

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Applications now being accepted for Spring 2015 cohorts in Milwaukee, Canada, and Israel, and a Fall 2015 cohort in Chicago.

Midcareer Fellowships

Midcareer Fellowships are available to qualified students who begin the Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) program this fall! Are you currently employed in a Jewish organization (15 hours per week minimum)? You may be eligible for 45% off tuition. LEARN MORE>

Interested in learning more?

Contact Director of Enrollment Stacey Flint, who will meet you for coffee, discuss your goals, and share how the Spertus MAJPS program can benefit you and your career. She can be reached 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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