PhD in Education and Jewish Studies

Admission Requirements

We are suspending applications for Fall 2019 admission while the faculty are conducting a review of the program. Please check back for information on Fall 2020 admissions at a later time.

Students interested in the Ph.D. program in Education and Jewish Studies should exhibit outstanding personal qualities and excellent academic training. Candidates must also have a minimum of two-years employment experience in education, Jewish education, or Jewish communal service. An M.A. degree in either education or Jewish studies is useful, but not required.

The completed Education and Jewish Studies admissions application package must include:

    1. The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development admissions application form (program code: EJST)
    2. a curriculum vitae
    3. GRE score report
    4. transcripts
    5. a personal statement
    6. a statement of your research interests
    7. three letters of recommendation

Applicants should specify in their admissions essays their intended area of specialization in education: Administration, Teaching and Learning, Humanities and Social Sciences, or Applied Psychology. Applicant finalists may be invited for an interview by the program faculty.

You can read more about the required application package in the Education and Jewish Studies PhD Application Guide

Unfortunately, we cannot accept any substitutions for the GRE score. The GRE is required.  

International students are advised to familiarize themselves with special instructions from NYU Steinhardt's Office of Graduate Admissions. 

All students admitted to the program must have a fellowship.

Learn more about admissions to NYU Steinhardt