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MA in Jewish Professional Studies-North America

MA in Jewish Professional Studies-North America

Learn. Lead. Inspire. For the leaders of tomorrow. MAJPS North America

MA in Jewish Professional Studies—North American Cohort

Boost your career with this unique Master’s degree, taught by creative, effective faculty who bridge theory and practice. 75% of graduates secure a promotion or higher-level job within one year.

Fellowships available to cover 60% of costs for qualified students.

A career-transforming experience

Acquire real world skills. Sharpen your purpose. Be ready to take the lead.

Study with other professionals from across the U.S. and Canada who work or are seeking to work in the thriving Jewish nonprofit sector.

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Hear student Ariella Yedwab discuss her experience.

Taught in a welcoming, pluralistic environment

Spertus is located in the heart of Chicago's downtown loop neighborhood

  • Instruction takes place online and during weeklong seminars at our downtown Chicago campus
  • Coursework has immediate application
  • Complete your degree in just over two years
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Everyone needs a mentor

This program is designed for busy, working adults ready to move forward in their careers. Individual professional mentoring is an integrated component of the program to help students apply what they learn to their own real life circumstances.

Mentor Amy Vishnick and Mentee Sarah Van Loon

Mentor Amy Vishnick and Mentee Sarah Van Loon

Key Dates

  • September 23, 2019—Preferred admission deadline | December 30, 2019—Final admission deadline
  • March 22, 2020—Courses begin

Spertus Institute MA in Jewish Professional Studies, Gary Weinstein's class

Learning Outcomes

Students in the MAJPS program learn to:

  • Understand key themes in Jewish communal life & today
  • Possess a grounding in classical Jewish thinking and texts
  • Understand the best practices in nonprofit management that most affect Jewish communal work
  • Develop skills for critical self-reflection and career planning, aided by work with an individual mentor
  • Integrate theory and practice in the professional environment
  • Learn to work constructively with diverse groups of constituents and colleagues

The MAJPS program also offers the opportunity to earn additional certification in Israel Education through a partnership between Spertus Institute and The iCenter for Israel Education. (Additional fees apply.)

Spertus Institute’s Center for Jewish Leadership is supported by a generous grant from the Crown Family. We are grateful for their support.