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

 

1.10.2021

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.

1.10.2021

Asian Studies

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

1.10.2021

Bible

Hebrew level: exemption or YAEL 145.

1.10.2021

Classics

 

1.10.2021

Cognitive Sciences

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

31.7.2021

Comparative Religion

 

1.10.2021

English

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

1.10.2021
Folklore and Folk Culture Studies 1.10.2021

General and Comparative Literature

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

1.10.2021

German Language and Literature

 

1.10.2021

Hebrew Language

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

1.10.2021

Hebrew Literature

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

1.10.2021

History

 

1.10.2021

History of Art

 

1.10.2021

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.

1.10.2021

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.

1.10.2021

Jewish Thought

Hebrew level: exemption or YAEL 145.

1.10.2021

Linguistics

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

1.10.2021

Musicology

Including a special joint program with the David Yellin Teachers College in the field of Music Therapy.

1.10.2021

Philosophy

 

1.10.2021
Russian and Slavic Studies 1.10.2021
Spanish and Latine American Studies 1.10.2021

Talmud and Halakha

Hebrew level: exemption or YAEL 145.

1.10.2021

Yiddish

Hebrew level: Heh or YAEL 120.

1.10.2021

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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.

1.10.2021

Integrated studies in the sciences of education 

Including an Excellence program.  In the Research track.  Requires minimum average equivalent to 88, Statement of Intent and personal interview.

1.10.2021
For the excellence program:30.8.2021

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:2.5.2021
Late application: 31.7.2021 based on available places. Application submission beyond this date requires special approval.  

 

Educational Psychology and Clinical Child Psychology

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

21.2.2021

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.

31.7.2021 with extension option, based on available places.

Learning Disabilities

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

1.10.2021

Processes in Teaching and Learning

Personal interview might be required.

1.10.2021

Special Education

Personal interview might be required.

1.10.2021

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.

30.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places.

Communications, Culture and Cinema Trend

 

31.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places.

Internet and New Media Trend

 

31.8.2020 with extension option, based on available places.

Political Communications Trend

 

30.6.2021 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.  

6.7.2021 with extension option, based on available places

Contemporary German Studies: Politics, Society and Culture

Program in English. Exemption level required. 

30.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places 

Culture Studies

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Personal interview required.

30.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places

Data Science  30.6.2021

Economics non-research track

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

30.6.2021 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.

30.6.2021

Bogen International Graduate Program

Program in English combining MA and PhD. Exemption level required. GRE required.

21.6.2021 

European Studies

 

30.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places

Gender StudiesOpen to students in all faculties on Mount Scopus.

30.6.2021 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

31.8.2021 with extension option, based on available places

Geography with Urban and Regional Planning

Minimum grade equivalent to 80 for the Non-Research Track; 82 for the Research Track. Includes a specialization in transportation.

31.8.2021 with extension option, based on available places

Glocal International Development

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

31.6.2021 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 testing out of some of them before the beginning of the semester.

TELEM  and Research Track 15.5.2021; Non-Research Track 30.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places.

International Security and Diplomacy Trend

Non-Research Track

31.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places.

Political Economics and International Institutions Trend

Non-Research Track

31.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places.

Natural Resources Management and Environmental Policy 30.9.2021

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 18.5.2021; Non-Research Track 30.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places.

Democracy and Politics in Israel Trend

 

Research Track 18.5.2021; Non-Research Track 30.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places

International Relations Trend

 

Research Track 18.5.2021; Non-Research Track 30.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places

Political Thought 

Research Track 18.5.2021; Non-Research Track 30.6.2021 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.

Research Track 18.5.2021; Non-Research Track 30.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places

Psychology

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

18.2.2021
Master Research Program: 31.5.2021

Public Policy and Government

Applicants must fill out an internal form. Admission based on excellence in undergraduate studies, academic/public documented record, reference letters, personal interview. The Leadership Program requires five years of relevant experience.

31.5.2021
Leadership Program: 31.7.2021

Sociology and Anthropology

Applicants must fill out an internal form on the website.

 

Sociology 30.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places. 

Demography Trend

 

30.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places.

Organizational Studies Trend

Competitive admission according to academic achievements.

30.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places.

Statistics

Minimum average equivalent to 80 in Statistics.

30.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places.

Specialization Programs:

 

Environmental Management, Planning and Policy

For MA students in all departments including Geography.

31.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places.

Urban and Regional Planning

For MA students in all departments excluding Geography.

31.8.2021with extension option, based on available places.

Psychology – All Specializations

Application deadline: February 18, 2021. 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, 2021. Only complete applications will be considered.

Candidates who did not take the GRE exam prior to December 2020 or the Mit'am Examination in October 2020 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 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: October 10, 2021 (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, Internet Studies, 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.

1.10.2021

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.

1.7.2021

Criminology – Specialization in Law Enforcement

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

1.7.2021

Criminology – Specialization in Forensic Sciences

Minimum average equivalent to 85 in in a relevant field.

1.7.2021

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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.

30.6.2021 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.

30.6.2021 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.

30.6.2021 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.

30.6.2021 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.

30.4.2021 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.

30.6.2021 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. 

30.6.2021 with extension option, based on available places.

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

All applicants must fill out an additional internal form . MSc programs are taught in English. Late application is open only to candidates that already found a supervisor and met English language requirements. 

Department

Special Comments

Application Deadline

Applied PhysicsSpecializations in Opto- and Microelectronics. Minimum average equivalent to 85. Interview required. English level: Exemption.

17.10.2021

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.  English level: exemption.

17.10.2021

Biotechnology

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants must find a supervisor.  English level: exemption.

17.10.2021

Brain and Behavioral Sciences

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants must find a supervisor. English level: exemption.

17.10.2021

Cellular and Developmental Biology

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants must find a supervisor. English level: exemption.

17.10.2021

Chemistry

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

17.10.2021

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants must find a supervisor. English level: exemption.

17.10.2021

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.  English level: exemption.

17.10.2021

Genetics

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants must find a supervisor. English level: exemption.

 

17.10.2021

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 must find a supervisor.  English level: exemption.

17.10.2021

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. English level: exemption.

17.10.2021

Mathematics

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

17.10.2021

Oceanography

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

17.10.2021

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. English level: exemption.

30.4.2021

Plant Sciences (Botany)

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants must find a supervisor. English level: exemption.

17.10.2021

Structural and Molecular Biochemistry

Minimum average equivalent to 85. Applicants must find a supervisor. English level: exemption.

17.10.2021

Specializations:

 

 

Genomics and Bioinformatics

Admission to an MSc program and a minimum average equivalent to 85. English level: exemption. 

17.10.2021

Rationality – Direct Doctoral Program

Admission to a PhD or MSc program and meeting admission requirements of the Center. English level: exemption.

17.10.2021

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. English level: Exemption.

Application deadline: April 6, 2021.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

Possibility of studies in English

Department

Special Comments

Application Deadline

Bio-Engineering

Direct doctoral program. Minimum average equivalent to 85. English level: Exemption.

1.9.2021 with extension option, based on available places.

Computer Science

In order to apply, candidates need a minimum average equivalent to 85 in computer science. Before applying, candidates must contact the deparment in order to check admission chances: hagity@savion.huji.ac.il
Graduates of related fields will be considered on a competitive basis. English level: Exemption.

1.9.2021


 

 

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.

30.6.2021 with option for late application on the basis of 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 (offered in 20210/22, application deadline: April 30, 2021). Program taught in English. English level: Exemption. 

30.9.2021

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 4.10.2021. 

Admission on the basis of available places

Pharmacy; Clinical Pharmacy

Applicants must find a supervisor in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry or Forensic and Analytical Science.  For Clinical Pharmacy: BPharm with a minimum average equivalent to 85. Studies in English. Exemption level required.

Admission on the basis of available places

School of Public Health

 All applicants must fill out an additional internal form .        publichealth.huji.ac.il

The School also offers an international MPH in English, as detailed on the website.

Clinical Epidemiology

Research Track only.

Admission on the basis of 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

1.10.2021 

Public Health

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

15.8.2021

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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.

16.9.2021

 

 

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 Nutrional and Animal 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. In Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition the research supervisor will be appointed by the program.
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.

 

1.10.2021

Animal and Veterinary Sciences

1.10.2021

Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition

1.10.2021

Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment

1.10.2021

Environmental Economics and Management

1.10.2021

Field and Vegetable Crops

1.10.2021

Genetics and Breeding

1.10.2021

Horticulture

Plant Sciences in Agriculture

1.10.2021

Soil and Water Sciences

1.10.2021

Interdepartmental and Specialization Programs

 

Genomics and Bioinformatics

In cooperation with the Faculty of Science

17.10.2021

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

 

Doctor of Veterinary MedicineDetails below15.5.2021

Veterinary Public Health

In cooperation with the School of Public Health

31.8.2021

Veterinary Medicine

  • Studies extend over four years.
  • 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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