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 and Literature

 

16.10.2022

Archaeology and the Ancient Near East

The requested specialization must be indicated  on a letter added to the application. The specialization in Biblical Archeology offers a program taught in English through the Rothberg International School.

16.10.2022

Asian Studies

Students must choose Chinese Studies or Japanese Studies. Chinese Studies track is taught in English. Prior knowledge in Chinese language required. 

16.10.2022

Bible

Hebrew level: exemption or YAEL 145.

16.10.2022

Classics

 

16.10.2022

Cognitive Sciences

Individual program according to research topic. Requires submission of statement of intent and recommendation letter from potential supervisor. CV must include relevant research experience.

16.10.2022

Comparative Religion

Relevant background required; interview with study advisor.

16.10.2022

English

Does not require Hebrew language proficiency. English level: Exemption.
Admission to the reserach track requires a minimum average equivalent to 90

16.10.2022
Folklore and Folk Culture Studies 16.10.2022

General and Comparative Literature

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

16.10.2022

German Language and Literature

 

16.10.2022

Hebrew Language

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

16.10.2022

Hebrew Literature

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

16.10.2022

History

In the research track applicants require advanced level in an additional european language (in addition to English). 

16.10.2022

History of Art

Admission to the researach track requires a degree average equivalent to 85 and high grades in Art History classes.

16.10.2022

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.

16.10.2022

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.

16.10.2022

Jewish Thought

Hebrew level: exemption or YAEL 145.

16.10.2022

Linguistics

Structural or Generative tracks. Requires Upper Advanced level in English. 

16.10.2022

Musicology

Applicants are required to submit a sample of written work. 

16.10.2022

Philosophy

 

16.10.2022
Romance Studies  
Russian and Slavic Studies 16.10.2022
Spanish and Latin American Studies 16.10.2022

Talmud and Halakha

Hebrew level: exemption or YAEL 145.

16.10.2022

Yiddish

Hebrew level: Heh or YAEL 120.

16.10.2022

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School of Education

All specializations require submission of an additional internal form. Hebrew level required: Level Vav  or 105 on the YAEL test. 

 

Administration, Policy and Leadership in Education

Personal interview required.

1.10.2022

Integrated studies in the sciences of education 

Including an Excellence program.  In the Research track.  Requires minimum average equivalent to 85, statement of intent and personal interview.

1.10.2022

Educational Counseling

Minimum average equivalent to 85; two years of experience; personal interview. English exemption required by admission deadline. It is recommended to study for a Teaching Certificate in order to be eligible for employment by the Ministry of Education.

Early application: 7.4.2022
Late applications based on available places until 31.7.2022

 

Educational Psychology and Clinical Child Psychology

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

23.2.2022

Jewish Education

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

31.7.2022, late admission based on available places.

Learning Disabilities

Minimum average equivalent to 83. Preference for applicatns with higher achievements. Personal interview required.

1.10.2022

Processes in Teaching and Learning

Personal interview might be required.

1.10.2022

Special Education

Personal interview might be required.

1.10.2022

Teaching Certificate for Secondary Schools – Diploma Studies Only

Details in separate chapter.
Hebrew level required: Dalet or 105 on the YAEL/|YAELNET.
English requirements according to track. 

Admission 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.

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

Communications, Culture and Cinema Trend

 

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

Internet and New Media Trend

 

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

Political Communications Trend

 

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

Conflict Research, Management and Resolution

Mimimum average equivalent to 87. Supplementary courses required in first year, according to background. Also: one-year track in English.  

31.8.2022

Contemporary German Studies: Politics, Society and Culture

Program in English. Applicants must submit a statement of intent. 

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places 

Culture Studies

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Personal interview required. For the reserach track applicants are required to submit a sample of written work. 

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places

Data Science Bachelor degree average of at least 80 and a minimum grade of 75 in the preliminary courses. 31.5.2022

Economics non-research track

Minimum average required:
BA in Economics- equivalent to 85, Bachelor in Mathemtics - equivalent to 80.
For additional requirements visit the website of the program.

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places

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

Minimum average equivalent to 85. 
Additional documents specified in appliation form. 

31.8.2022

Bogen International Graduate Program

Program in English combining MA and PhD. GRE required.

21.6.2022 

European Studies

Applicants are required to submit a statement of intent.

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places

Gender Studies 

31.8.2022 

Geography
(without Trend)

 

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places

Geography with Urban and Regional Planning

Minimum grade equivalent to 82 for the Non-Research Track; 85 for the Research Track. Includes a specialization in transportation.

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places

Glocal International Development

Program in English. Minimum average equivalent to 80. Personal interview required. Applicants must fill out an internal form on the website.

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places

International Relations

Minimum average equivalent to 82 for the Non-Research Track; 85 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 to receive exemption before the beginning of the semester.

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

TELEM 15.5.2022

International Security and Diplomacy Trend

Non-Research Track

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

Political Economics and International Institutions Trend

Non-Research Track

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

Natural Resources Management and Environmental PolicyMinimum average equivalent to 85 and personal interview. 31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

Political Science

Personal interview and minimum grade equivalent to 87 required for the Research Track; interview and minimum grade equivalent to 90 required for TELEM program (combined MA+PhD). Applicants must fill out an internal form on the website. Candidates required to take supplementary courses may try to receive exemption before the beginning of the semester.

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

TELEM 15.5.2022

Democracy and Politics in Israel Trend

Research and non-research

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

Political ThoughtResearch and non-research

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

Politics and Communications Trend

Research and non-research

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

Law, Government and SocietyNon-research only

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

Psychology

Programs in Clinical Psychology and Clinical-Rehabilitation Neuropsychology, as well as Master Research Program. Details below

23.2.2022
Master Research Program: 31.5.2022

Public Policy and Government-Leadership Program

Minimum average grade equivalent to 80 and five years of relevant experience in the public sector.
Personal interview. 

 

31.7.2022

Public Policy and Government- Honors ProgramExcellent performance in Bachelor studies Personal interview. 31.5.2022

Sociology and Anthropology

Applicants must fill out an internal form on the website.

 

Sociology 31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places. 

Demography Trend

 

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

Organizational Studies Trend

Competitive admission according to academic achievements.

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

Statistics

Minimum average equivalent to 80 in Statistics. Applicants are required to submit proof that they fulfill additional admission requirements (specified in application form)

31.8.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

 

Psychology – All Specializations

Application deadline: February 23, 2022. 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, 2022. Only complete applications will be considered.

Candidates who did not take the GRE exam prior to December 2021 or the Mit'am Examination in October 2021 will not be eligible for admission for the 2021/22 academic year. Note that GRE test scores are valid for five years. Candidates for the Individual Research Program can apply without the GRE but must present an agreement with a research supervisor.

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

The specialization in Educational and Clinical Child Psychology is offered by the School of Education.

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 700 on the Psychometric Test and a BA grade average of 90 or its equivalent in theoretical disciplines and 85 or equivalent in experimental disciplines. 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: August 31, 2022 (including submission of GMAT scores). 

Candidates must take the Quantitative section of the GMAT .
Outstanding candidates may request to be exempted from taking the GMAT . In addition, candidates with significant relevant experience may request to pass an interview 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, Real Estate Finance, Data Science for Business, Marketing, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management, Operations Research and Operation Management.

English level requirement: Upper Advanced (students must reach exemption level during the first year).

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.

1.10.2022

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.

1.9.2022

Criminology – Specialization in Law Enforcement

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

1.9.2022

Criminology – Specialization in Forensic Sciences

Minimum average equivalent to 85 in the research track, 80 in the non-reserach track in a relevant field.

1.9.2022

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Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare (Mount Scopus) www.sw.huji.ac.il                            
All applicants must complete an internal application form on the website.

Department

Special Comments

Application Deadline

Early Childhood Studies – Guidance and Supervision

  Preference for degrees and/or   experience in early childhood.

30.06.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

Early Childhood Studies – Policy and Management

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

30.06.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

Early Childhood Studies – Mental Health Program

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

30.06.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

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.

30.06.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

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. Additional fee required for practical training.

30.4.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

Social Work – Direct Treatment Program

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

30.06.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

Social Work – General-Integrative Program

Research Track only. Required minimum average in a Social Work Degree equivalent to 85. Applicants with a minimum average of 80 might be considered by a committee. 

30.06.2022 with extension option, based on available places.

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

MSc programs are taught in English. English level required: Exemption.
Applicants to all departments are required to fill an internal application form. Further information can be found on the faculty's website.

Department

Special Comments

Application Deadline

Applied PhysicsMinimum average equivalent to 85. Interview required. 

28.10.2022

Atmospheric Sciences

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

28.10.2022

Biotechnology

Minimum average equivalent to 80. Applicants must find a supervisor among faculty members. 

28.10.2022

Brain and Behavioral Sciences

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants must find a supervisor among faculty members.

28.10.2022

Chemistry

Minimum average equivalent to 80. Applicants must find a supervisor among faculty members.

28.10.2022

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants must find a supervisor among faculty members.

28.10.2022

Environmental Studies

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants with an average of 80-85 will be reviewed by the committee. Applicants must find a supervisor among faculty members.

28.10.2022

Genetics

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants must find a supervisor among faculty members.

 

28.10.2022

Geology

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants with an average of 80-85 will be reviewed by the committee. Applicants must find a supervisor among faculty members.

 

28.10.2022

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 must find a supervisor among faculty members.

28.10.2022

Mathematics

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants with an average of 80-85 will be reviewed by the committee.
Studies offered also in non-research track. 
 

28.10.2022

Oceanography

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants with an average of 80-85 will be reviewed by the committee. Applicants must find a supervisor among faculty members.

28.10.2022

Physics

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants with an average of 80-85 will be reviewed by the committee. List of pre-requisites on the website (under  "Towards graduate studies"). Interview might be required. 

31.5.2022

Plant Sciences (Botany)

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants must find a supervisor among faculty members.

28.10.2022

Structural and Molecular Biochemistry

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants must find a supervisor among faculty members.

28.10.2022

Specializations:

 

 

Genomics and Bioinformatics

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

1.10.2022

Rationality – Direct Doctoral Program

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

28.10.2022

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

 

Brain Research: Computation and Information Processing

Direct Doctoral Program. International program. Minimum average equivalent to 85 and interview.

An Open Day will take place on March 3, 2022.
Application deadline: March 30, 2022.Personal interviews will take place during April. 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

Programs taught in English. All candidates are required to submit an additional application form on school's website.

Department

Special Comments

Application Deadline

Bio-Engineering

Direct doctoral program. Candidates with a minimum average equivalent to 85 are eligible to submit an application (last year candidates with an average of 90 or higher were admitted to the program). 
Interview required.

1.9.2022 

Computer Science

In order to apply, candidates need a minimum average equivalent to 87 in Computer Science.
Graduates of related fields will be considered on a competitive basis. 

1.9.2022


 

 

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. Exemption level required in Hebrew and English.

30.6.2022 with option for late application on the basis of available places

Biomedical Sciences

Program taught in English. English level required: Exemption. Minimum average required: 80 or equivalent.
Applicants must find a supervisor in one of these specializations: Cell Biology, Immunology and Cancer Research; Biochemistry, Metabolism and Endocrinology; Microbiology; Neurobiology; Human Genetics. A non-research program in Human Genetics with Genetic Counseling is offered every other year (not offered in 2022-23).
The Abisch-Frenkel Excellence Program (direct PhD program): application period ends on April 30th, entrance test and interview required. More information available here.

15.9.2022

Occupational Therapy

Non-Research Track for holders of BOT with minimum average equivalent to 85; Research Track for graduates of various fields with a minimum average equivalent to 89. Hebrew level: Exemption. English level: Exemption or 105 on YAEL. Interview required. Obligatory orientation day on 19.10.2022 

23.10.2022

Pharmacy

Minimum average required: 80 or equivalent. Applicants must find a supervisor in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry or Forensic and Analytical Science. Further inforamtion can be found here

Admission on the basis of available places

Clinical Pharmacy (PharmD)Minimum grade required: 85 or equivalent. Interview required. Available only to licensed pharmacists.  
 

School of Public Health

All applicants must fill out an additional internal application form publichealth.huji.ac.il
The School also offers an international MPH in English, as detailed on the website.

Clinical Epidemiology

Research track only. Minimum average: 80 

30.06.2022
Late admission based on places available

Health Administration

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

30.06.2022
Late admission based on places available 

Public Health

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

30.06.2022
Late admission based on places available 

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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.

16.9.2022

 

 

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

Department

Special Comments

Application Deadline

Agroecology and Plant Health

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate studies in the Faculty are conducted in English. In the departments Plant Sciences and Environmental Quality Sciences, there is a non-research international program offered through the International School of Agricluture Sciences. English level required: Upper advanced.

All applicants (except for Environmental 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.
The Non-Research track requires relevant practical experience.

 

1.10.2022

Animal and Veterinary Sciences

1.10.2022

Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition

1.10.2022

Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment

1.10.2022

Environmental Economics and Management

1.10.2022

Field and Vegetable Crops

1.10.2022

Genetics and Breeding

1.10.2022

Horticulture

Plant Sciences in Agriculture

1.10.2022

Soil and Water Sciences

1.10.2022

Interdepartmental and Specialization Programs

 

Genomics and Bioinformatics

In cooperation with the Faculty of Science

1.10.2022

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

 

Doctor of Veterinary MedicineDetails below 

Veterinary Public Health

In cooperation with the School of Public Health

 1.10.2022

Veterinary Medicine

  • Studies extend over four years. Application deadline 15.5.2022.
  • Candidates must achieve a minimum score of 600 on the Psychometric Test (general or QE) 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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