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MA in Israel Studies at Hebrew University

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Israel, as a society, faces many unique and very public challenges. In order to understand the social, political, and security issues faced by this tiny Middle Eastern nation, learning about the historical processes that led to its creation, its complex relationships with other national and ethnic groups in the region, and the modalities through which Israel overcomes domestic and foreign problems is paramount. The Hebrew University, set against the incredible backdrop of Jerusalem, offers a comprehensive program, taught by field scholars, to equip students with the most current and impactful research in Israel Studies.


The program is offered by the Rothberg International School in conjunction with the Department of Political Science and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Students will cultivate a sense of the Israeli state and its challenges and become immersed in the study of modern Hebrew right in the heart of it all – Jerusalem. Coursework incorporates subject matter from various disciplines in cultural studies, history, and social sciences.


The work isn’t just limited to the classroom. Students will engage not only in rigorous academic studies but will also participate in faculty-led tours. Students will interface with the geography, politics, and media of Israel as they conduct an analysis of current events, politics, and social climates. Following graduation, students will be prepared for a wide array of careers in government and academia.


Duration: 11 months

Age Group: 18-30

Location: Jerusalem

Accommodation: No

Language: English

Program dates and tuitions (before significant grants & scholarships are applied)

August - $19,485


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