Spertus Institute announces expansion of its Master’s in Jewish Professional Studies program to serve students from all across North America

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership announces that its Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) is now available to participants from across North America. 

First piloted in Chicago in 2007, the program grew to meet demand from select Jewish communities around the U.S., Canada, and Israel. Now, participants throughout North America can join the North American cohort.

“Every Jewish professional deserves the opportunity to grow in their career, no matter where they might be located geographically,” said Dr. Keren E. Fraiman, Spertus Institute Dean and Chief Academic Officer. “We recognize that many areas don’t have access to skill-enhancing, career-building Jewish higher education, especially programs for busy students working full-time in the Jewish community. This program is designed so students don’t need to move or leave their jobs. Coursework has immediate application, with projects designed so students can use their own institutions as learning laboratories.”

The integrated curriculum emphasizes small-group collaboration and combines online and classroom learning. Online courses are taught through synchronous web conferencing providing real-time interaction with professors and fellow students. Onsite courses take place during twice-yearly Chicago seminars. The program includes a yearlong professional mentorship and a personalized capstone project.

Courses begin March 22, 2020. The deadline for preferred admission is September 23, 2019.

Learn more at spertus.edu/north-america.