Index of Master’s Degree Programs

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The following tables list graduate degree programs offered by the Hebrew University, according to faculties. Most degree programs require a minimum average of 80 in undergraduate studies for admission to the non-research track and a minimum of 85 for admission to the research track. Exceptions will be noted in the table, as well as additional departmental requirements.
General admission requirements, according to country of origin, can be found on the following link.

Faculty of Humanities
School of Education
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Business Administration
Faculty of Law
School of Social Work
Faculty of Science
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Dental Medicine
Faculty of Agriculture and School of Veterinary Medicine

 

Faculty of Humanities (Mount Scopus)       www.hum.huji.ac.il

Department

Special Comments

Application Deadline

Arabic Language & Literature

 

September 13, 2018

Archaeology and the Ancient Near East

The requested specialization must be indicated  on a letter added to the application.

September 13, 2018

Asian Studies

Students must choose Chinese Studies or Japanese Studies.

September 13, 2018

Bible

Hebrew level: exemption or YAEL 145.

September 13, 2018

Classics

 

September 13, 2018

Cognitive Sciences

Individual program according to research topic. Requires submission of Statement of Intent.

September 13, 2018

Comparative Religion

 

September 13, 2018

English

Does not require Hebrew language proficiency. English level: Exemption.

September 13, 2018

General and Comparative Literature

Hebrew level: Heh or YAEL 120. 
Track in translation.

September 13, 2018

German, Russian and East European Studies

Requires proficiency in German or Russian.

September 13, 2018

Hebrew Language

Hebrew level: exemption or YAEL 145. Track in editing.

September 13, 2018

Hebrew Literature

Hebrew level: exemption or YAEL 145. Track in Creative Writing.

September 13, 2018

History

 

September 13, 2018

History of Art

 

September 13, 2018

History of the Jewish People and Contemporary Jewry

The requested specialization must be indicated on a letter added to the application. Hebrew level: Vav or YAEL 135.

September 13, 2018

History, Philosophy and Sociology of the Sciences

 

September 13, 2018

Iberian and Latin American Studies September 13, 2018

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Applicants with no prior background in Arabic will need two years of supplementary studies, except in the Iranian Studies track.

September 13, 2018

Jewish Thought

Hebrew level: exemption or YAEL 145.

September 13, 2018

Linguistics

Structural or Generative tracks. Requires 220 on the Amir Test or 120 on Amiram.

September 13, 2018

Musicology

Special joint program with the David Yellin Teachers College in the field of Music Therapy.

September 13, 2018

Philosophy

 

September 13, 2018

Romance Studies September 13, 2018

Talmud and Halakha

Hebrew level: exemption or YAEL 145.

September 13, 2018

Theater Studies

Minimum average equivalent to 85.

September 13, 2018

Yiddish

Hebrew level: Heh or YAEL 120.

September 13, 2018

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School of Education

All specializations require submission of an internal form on the School's website.

 

Administration, Policy and Leadership in Education

 

31.7.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Combined Studies in the Sciences of Education

 

31.7.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Educational Counseling

Minimum average equivalent to 85; two years of experience; personal interview. Special track for students from East Jerusalem.

Early admission until 21.3.2018. Late application until 31.7.2018 based on available places.

Educational Psychology and Clinical Child Psychology

According to requirements of the MA in psychology. Special track for Arab students.

18.2.2018

Individual Program in Educational Psychology

Research program. According to requirements of the MA in Psychology, except for the application deadline.

31.7.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Jewish Education

There is an option to complete the program in one year. Blended program combining distance learning with a summer semester on-site, taught in English.

31.7.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Learning Disabilities

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Application deadline: May 1.

31.7.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Processes in Teaching and Learning

 

31.7.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Sociology of Education

 

31.7.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Special Education

 

31.7.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Teaching Certificate for Secondary Schools – Diploma Studies Only

Details in separate chapter.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

 

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Faculty of Social Sciences (Mount Scopus)         social.huji.ac.il

Department

Special Comments

Application deadline

Communications and Journalism

Minimum grade equivalent to 85. There is a non-specialized trend. Applicants must fill out an internal form on the website and submit a Statement of Intent.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Communications, Culture and Cinema Trend

 

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Internet and New Media Trend

 

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Political Communications Trend

 

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Conflict Research, Management and Resolution

Supplementary courses required in first year, according to background. New: one-year track in English.  

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Contemporary German Studies: Politics, Society and Culture

Program in English. Exemption level required.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Culture Studies

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Personal interview required.

30.9.2018

Economics non-research track

Minimum average equivalent to 85 in BA or in supplementary courses. Applicants must submit a Statement of Intent.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Economics – Joint Program with Tel-Aviv University – Research Track

Minimum average equivalent to 85 in BA and in pre-requisites. Applicants must submit a Statement of Intent and two closed reference letters.

20.6.2018

Bogen International Graduate Program

Program in English. Exemption level required.

20.6.2018

European Studies

 

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Geography
(without Trend)

Applicants must fill out an internal form on the website. Students may add the specialization in Environmental Management and Planning

30.9.2018

Geography with Urban and Regional Planning

Minimum grade equivalent to 82 for the Non-Research Track; 80 for the Research Track.

30.9.2018

Glocal Community Development Studies

Program in English. Minimum average equivalent to 85. Personal interview required. Applicants must fill out an internal form on the website.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

International Relations

Minimum average equivalent to 82 for the Non-Research Track; 87 and personal interview for the Research Track; 90 and personal interview for the TELEM program. Applicants must fill out an internal form on the website. Candidates required to take supplementary courses may try testing out of some of them during September.

TELEM  and Research Track 15.5.2018; Non-Research Track 30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

International Security and Diplomacy Trend

Non-Research Track

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Political Economics and International Institutions Trend

Non-Research Track

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Political Science

Personal interview and minimum grade 85 required for the Research Track; interview and minimum grade 90 required for TELEM program.. Applicants must fill out an internal form on the website. Some of the supplementary courses are offered in the summer.

TELEM  and Research Track 15.5.2018; Non-Research Track 30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Democracy and Politics in Israel Trend

 

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

International Relations Trend

 

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Politics and Communications Trend

Minimum average equivalent to 85 for the Non-Research Track and 87 for the Research Track.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Psychology

Details below.

18.2.2018

Sociology and Anthropology

Applicants must fill out an internal form on the website.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Anthropology Trend

 

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Demography Trend

 

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Organizational Studies Trend

Competitive admission according to academic achievements.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Sociology Trend

 

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Statistics

Minimum average equivalent to 80 in Statistics.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

The Federmann School of Public Policy and Government

Applicants must fill out an internal form on the

and submit 3 recommendations. GRE/ GMAT quantitative score required. Personal interview required.

31.5.2018

Specialization Programs:

 

Environmental Management, Planning and Policy

For MA students in all departments including Geography.

30.9.2018

Gender Studies

Open to students in all faculties on Mount Scopus.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Urban and Regional Planning

For MA students in all departments excluding Geography.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Urban and Regional Studies

For MA students in all departments excluding Geography.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Psychology – All Specializations

Application deadline: February 18, 2018. Candidates must also register with the department and submit two letters of recommendation on special forms that are available on the website.

Candidates must hold a BA in Psychology and have passed courses equivalent to the required courses of the Hebrew University’s Department of Psychology.

Candidates must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – both the subject test in Psychology and the general test, or the Mit'am Examination offered in Hebrew. All documents, including GRE scores and letters of recommendation, must reach the Overseas Applicants Unit no later than March 15, 2018. Only complete applications will be considered.

Candidates who did not take the GRE exam prior to December 2017 or the Mit'am Examination in October 2017 will not be eligible for admission for the 2018/19 academic year. Note that GRE test scores are valid for five years.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed in May. Decisions will be announced by the end of June.

Candidates may choose either Clinical Psychology or Applied Neuropsychology. The track in Social Psychology and the track in Cognition and Cognitive Brain Sciences will not be offered in 2018/2019.

The following specializations are offered by the School of Education: Educational and Clinical Child Psychology or an Individual Program in Educational Psychology.

Candidates lacking a degree in Psychology, who wish to apply to an MA program in one of the applied specializations, must take an extensive supplementary program. Admission requirements for the supplementary program include a minimum score of 650 on the Psychometric Test and a BA grade average of 85 or its equivalent. The supplementary program includes all undergraduate required courses and usually extends over two years. Afterwards, when applying to the MA program, these students will need to meet the same admission requirements as all holders of a BA in Psychology.

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School of Business Administration         (Mount Scopus)

Application deadline: June 30, 2018 (including submission of GMAT scores). Applicants must fill out an internal form on the School website.

Candidates must take the Quantitative section of the GMAT .
Candidates with a BA grade average equivalent to 90 and background in quantitative areas may request to be exempted from taking the GMAT . In addition, candidates who have taken the GRE may request that those scores be considered in lieu of the GMAT .

Students who did not major in Business or a related subject on the undergraduate level will be required to take supplementary courses during their first year of study.

Areas of specialization: Big Data Analytics (new), Biomed MBA, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Banking, Internet Studies, Marketing, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management, Operations Research and Operation Management.

English level requirement: Upper Advanced.

The School offers a joint program with the Department of Economics with a regular track as well as an honors track with a specialization in Finance and Financial Economics.

The School offers a joint program with the Rothberg International School, taught in English. Details on the website.

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Faculty of Law (Mount Scopus)                                              law.huji.ac.il

Department

Special comments

Application Deadline

Law (LLM)

Hebrew level: Heh or YAEL 110. Required additional document: ranking from home university.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

LLM with Specialization in Human Rights and International Law

Program in English. Requires LLB or JD.

Application through the
Rothberg International School.

MA in Human Rights and Transitional Law

For applicants with no prior Law degree. Program in English.

Application through the
Rothberg International School.

Criminology

Minimum average equivalent to 85 for the Research Track and 80 for the Theoretical track. Applicants must submit a letter with details relevant to the requested specialization.

15.7.2018

Criminology – Specialization in Law Enforcement

Minimum average equivalent to 80 and direct association to law enforcement.

15.7.2018

Criminology – Specialization in Forensic Sciences

Minimum average equivalent to 85 in in a relevant field.

15.7.2018

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Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare (Mount Scopus) www.sw.huji.ac.il                            
All applicants to the School must complete an internal application form on the website and submit one reference from a place of work/volunteering and one academic reference.                                                          

Department

Special Comments

Application Deadline

Early Childhood Studies – Guidance and Supervision

  Preference for degrees and/or   experience in early childhood.

30.6.2018

Early Childhood Studies – Policy and Management

Preference for degrees in relevant fields and experience in supervisory positions in early childhood.

30.6.2018

Early Childhood Studies – Mental Health Program

Degree in a relevant field and license in Child Therapy with at least three years of experience.

30.6.2018

Management of Civil Society Organizations – Schwartz Program

Preference for experience in managing community, non-profit or public organizations. Supplementary studies will be given before the beginning of the academic year. Specializations in Social Entrepreneurship, Social Policy and Disabilities, Rehabilitation and Mental Health.

30.6.2018

Social Work – MSW + Supplementary Studies for holders of degrees in other fields

 

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Pre-requisites from a list on the website. Additional requirements according to the specific program. Application deadline: April 30, 2017.

15.5.2018

Social Work – Direct Treatment Program

Required minimum average in a Social Work degree equivalent to 85; One year experience in supervised therapy after graduation.

30.6.2018

Social Work – General-Integrative Program

Research Track only. Required minimum average in a Social Work Degree equivalent to 90.

30.6.2018

Social Work – Policy and Community Program

Required minimum average in a Social Work degree equivalent to 85.

30.6.2018

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Faculty of Science (Edmund J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram)   science.huji.ac.il

All applicants must fill out an internal form on the website of the Faculty.

Department

Special Comments

Application Deadline

Atmospheric Sciences

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants with an average of 80-85 will be reviewed by the committee. Applicants might be required to find a supervisor before acceptance.

1.10.2018

Biotechnology

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants might be required to find a supervisor before acceptance

1.10.2018

Brain and Behavioral Sciences

Minimum average equivalent to 80. Applicants must find a supervisor.

1.10.2018

Cellular and Developmental Biology

Minimum average equivalent to 80. Applicants must find a supervisor.

1.10.2018

Chemistry

Minimum average equivalent to 80. Applicants must find a supervisor. There is a track combining MSc studies with a Teaching Certificate.

1.10.2018

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

Minimum average equivalent to 80. Applicants must find a supervisor.

1.10.2018

Environmental Studies

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants with an average of 80-85 will be reviewed by the committee. Applicants might be required to find a supervisor before acceptance.

1.10.2018

Genetics

Minimum average equivalent to 80. Applicants must find a supervisor.

 

1.10.2018

Geology/Geology with specialization in Geo-Archaeology

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants with an average of 80-85 will be reviewed by the committee. Applicants might be required to find a supervisor before acceptance.

1.10.2018

Hydrology and Water Resources

Joint program with Agriculture and Social Sciences. Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants with an average of 80-85 will be reviewed by the committee.  Applicants might be required to find a supervisor before acceptance.

1.10.2018

Management of Technology

Joint program with Business Administration. Minimum average equivalent to 85.

1.10.2018

Mathematics

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants with an average of 80-85 will be reviewed by the committee.

1.10.2018

Oceanography

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants with an average of 80-85 will be reviewed by the committee. Applicants might be required to find a supervisor before acceptance.

1.10.2018

Physics

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants with an average of 80-85 will be reviewed by the committee. Application deadline: April 30. Interview might be required.

1.10.2018

Plant Sciences (Botany)

Minimum average equivalent to 80. Applicants must find a supervisor.

1.10.2018

Structural and Molecular Biochemistry

Minimum average equivalent to 80. Applicants must find a supervisor.

1.10.2018

Specializations:

 

 

Genomics and Bioinformatics

Admission to an MSc program and a minimum average equivalent to 85.

1.10.2018

Rationality – Direct Doctoral Program

Admission to a PhD or MSc program and meeting admission requirements of the Center.

1.10.2018

Nano-Science and Nano-Technology

High average in undergraduate studies and admission to MSc in Applied Physics, Chemistry, Physics or Pharmacy

1.5.2018

Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences elsc.huji.ac.il

 

Brain Research: Computation and Information Processing

Direct Doctoral Program. Minimum average equivalent to 85.

Application deadline: April 9. Personal interviews will take place April 15-26.2018. For details and application contact: niliv@savion.huji.ac.il 

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School of Engineering and Computer Science    www.cs.huji.ac.il

Department

Special Comments

Application Deadline

Applied Physics

Specializations in Opto- and Microelectronics. Minimum average equivalent to 80. Interview required.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Bio-Engineering

Direct doctoral program. Minimum average equivalent to 85.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Computer Science

Minimum average in computer science equivalent to 85. Graduates of related fields will be considered on a competitive basis.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.


 

 

Faculty of Medicine  (Ein-Kerem)                             medicine.huji.ac.il

Department

Special Comments

Application Deadline

Advanced Clinical Nursing

Applicants must complete an internal form on the website and indicate a specialization in Complicated Adult Patient, Geriatrics/Gerontology, Oncology or Woman’s Health. Personal interview required. The committee might consider an applicant with an average equivalent to 75 for supplementary studies. Applications will be reviewed only after meeting Hebrew and/or English requirements.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Biomedical Sciences

Applicants must find a supervisor in one of these specializations: Cell Biology, Immunology and Cancer Research; Biochemistry, Metabolism and Endocrinology; Microbiology; Neurobiology; Human Genetics  research track and Human Genetics with Genetic Counseling – Non-Research specialization offered every other year (not offered in 2018/19). English level: Exemption. Option for program in English for outstanding students – minimum average equivalent to 90.

30.9.2018

Occupational Therapy

Non-Research Track for holders of BOT with minimum average equivalent to 80; Research Track for graduates of various fields with a minimum average equivalent to 85.Applicants must fill out an internal form on the website.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Pharmacy

Applicants must find a supervisor in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry or Forensic and Analytical Science. New program offered in cooperation with the Faculty of Law: Intellectual Property and Medication Sciences. . For Clinical Pharmacy: BPharm with a minimum average equivalent to 85.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

School of Public Health

 All applicants must fill out an internal form on the website.        publichealth.huji.ac.il

Clinical Epidemiology

Research Track only.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Health Administration

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Average of 80 for applicants with relevant experience. Program in cooperation with the School of Business Administration. Courses will be given one weekly day at Ein-Kerem and half a day on Mount Scopus

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Public Health

In the second year, students choose a specialization: Epidemiology and Statistics; Health Advancement; Management and Health Economics; Health and the Environment.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

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Faculty of Dental Medicine                              dental.huji.ac.il

Biomedical Sciences in Dental Medicine

Program in English. Minimum average equivalent to 82.

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

 

 

Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment  (Rehovot)                                                                               www.agri.huji.ac.il

Department

Special Comments

Application Deadline

Agroecology and Plant Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants must fill out an internal form on the website. All applicants (except for Agricultural Economics) must find a supervisor for their research.
Applicants with an average equivalent to 75-80 who have a potential supervisor will be reviewed by the admissions committee.

 

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Animal and Veterinary Sciences

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Environmental Economics and Management

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Field and Vegetable Crops

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Genetics and Breeding

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Horticulture

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Plant Sciences in Agriculture

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Soil and Water Sciences

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Interdepartmental and Specialization Programs

 

Genomics and Bioinformatics

In cooperation with the Faculty of Science

1.10.2018

Koret School of Veterinary Medicine    ksvm.agri.huji.ac.il/en

 

Doctor of Veterinary MedicineDetails below15.5.2018

Veterinary Public Health

In cooperation with the School of Public Health

30.6.2018 with extension option, based on available places.

Veterinary Medicine

  • Studies extend over four years.
  • Candidates must achieve a minimum score of 600 on the Psychometric Test and be exempt from Hebrew and English-language studies. Applicants who scored high on the GRE may submit a special request to be exempt from the psychometric requirement. Our institutional code for the GRE scores is 0859.
  • Candidates must have completed a recognized undergraduate degree in the last seven years in a relevant field.
  • The degree final average/GPA must be equivalent to at least 85, according to the University’s conversion policies. Only the GPA given by the degree-granting university will be considered.
  • All applicants with non-Israeli degrees will be considered by the special admissions committee. The committee will review additional grades submitted by the applicant.
  • The undergraduate degree program must include courses in the following subjects with a minimum grade equivalent to 80 in each: Basic Immunology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Endocrinology, Genetics, Human or Animal Physiology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics and Statistics. A list of the required courses can be found on the School's website.
  • Candidates are also required to submit proof of fieldwork training with animals, according to the details on the School’s website.
  • Accepted students are required to present proof of Israeli citizenship/permanent residency before finalizing admission.

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