Jewish-Christian Studies Major (M.A.)

Degree Requirements

For the Master of Arts degree in Jewish-Christian Studies, the department requires a selection from either of two programs of study in consultation with an adviser.

  • Required Course (3 credits)
  • Thesis Program
    • Students in the thesis program are expected to complete 27 credits offered by the Department of Religion and 6 credits in the reading of Hebrew texts. Approval of the adviser must be obtained for all courses chosen. Three credits must be completed in JCST 9001 Thesis (with the topic approved by the Thesis Committee). The thesis must make a contribution to continuing research in some aspect of Jewish-Christian studies.
    • After consultation with the faculty, students with a strong background in research may choose to do a more extensive investigation of an approved topic and produce a thesis for 6 credits (JCST 9002 Thesis).
  • Non-Thesis Program
    • Students in the non-thesis program will complete 36 credits in Jewish-Christian studies, selecting courses with the approval of the departmental adviser. Students must demonstrate a basic knowledge of biblical Hebrew 

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