Graduate Admission

Application to the Collaborative Programs:

  • Students apply to a home department (one of the collaborating units listed below).
  • When applying, students should select the Jewish Studies program as a collaborative program option.
  • Once admitted to the home department,* students should contact the Centre (jewish.studies@utoronto.ca) in order to formalize their admission to our graduate program.

* Students may join the Collaborative Program at any point during their graduate studies, though it is preferable that students join in the first year of their studies.

Degree Granting Units Collaborating with the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Levels:

Requirements for the Collaborative Programs

 MA Program Requirements

  • CJS1000H1: Completion of the core methods seminar in Jewish Studies. This seminar will introduce students to the different disciplines, methods, and approaches within Jewish Studies.
  • One half-course in Jewish Studies taken within the student’s home department or in another department (may count towards the course requirements of the student’s home department).
  • A comprehensive exam in Jewish Studies, supervised by the Graduate Director and the Program Coordinator, in which the student will be asked to show knowledge of areas of Jewish Studies relevant to his or her disciplinary focus.
  • If the student’s home program requires a major research paper or thesis, the focus of the paper must pertain to Jewish Studies and the topic must be approved by the Director of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies.

MMSt Program Requirements

  • CJS1000H1: Completion of the core methods seminar in Jewish Studies. This seminar will introduce students to the different disciplines, methods, and approaches within Jewish Studies.
  • Students must complete one of the following: a course listed in the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies Graduate Handbook; an independent reading course on a topic in Jewish Studies; or a supervised internship at a museum related Jewish cultural heritage or historical experience.
  • A comprehensive exam in Jewish Studies, supervised by the Graduate Director and the Program Coordinator, in which the student will be asked to show knowledge of areas of Jewish Studies relevant to his or her disciplinary focus.  
  • Those students who opt for the MMSt Exhibition Course should carry out an exhibition project which focuses on some aspect of Jewish culture. Those who opt to do a thesis should research a topic that relates to museums and Jewish Studies.

JD Program Requirements

  • CJS1000H1: Completion of the core methods seminar in Jewish Studies. This seminar will introduce students to the different disciplines, methods, and approaches within Jewish Studies.
  • One course listed in the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies Graduate Handbook at some point during their law school course work.
  • One paper presentation during the course of their law degree at the annual CJS Graduate Student Conference.

PhD and DMA Program Requirements

  • CJS2000H1: Completion of the Doctoral Seminar in Jewish Studies. This seminar will introduce students to the different disciplines, methods, and approaches within Jewish Studies.
  • Two half-courses, one within and one outside of the student’s home department, taught by a member of the CJS faculty (may count towards the course requirements of the student’s home department).
  • Paper presentation at the annual CJS Graduate Student Conference before completion of the program.
  • A doctoral dissertation that deals substantively with topics in Jewish Studies and is supervised or co-supervised by a CJS graduate faculty member.