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Doctor of Philosophy
Education and Jewish Studies

Not Accepting Applications

To best meet the needs of our students, we have decided to suspend enrollment in the Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Jewish Studies. We encourage you to explore Teaching and Learning (PhD), Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (PhD), Higher and Postsecondary Education (PhD), Sociology of Education (PhD), Educational Communication and Technology (PhD), or Leadership and Innovation (EdD).

This doctorate prepares researchers and practitioners for leadership positions in a wide range of Jewish educational settings, such as schools, informal education programs, community organizations, curriculum agencies, foundations, and universities. It is offered jointly with the NYU Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies in the Graduate School of Arts and Science.


Degree Details

Official Degree Title

Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Jewish Studies

Full-time or Part-time

You will benefit from the rich resources and course offerings of the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies in the Graduate School of Arts and Science. While providing a core of academic, research, and cohort experiences in education, Jewish education, and Judaic studies, the doctorate is also tailored to your individual needs and interests.

Close and personalized mentoring is provided by faculty from Steinhardt and the Skirball Department, as well as by expert practitioners in the field of Jewish education working in the New York City area. 

Established in 2001, the PhD in Education and Jewish Studies at NYU Steinhardt was the first of its kind to be offered at a major research university in the United States.

Graduates of our doctorate are prepared for scholarship and positions including:

  • Administrator or teacher at a Jewish day or supplementary school
  • Official at a bureau of Jewish education or a national or local Jewish educational organization
  • Professor of Jewish education at a seminary, college of Jewish studies, or university
  • Researcher or associate or director of Jewish education at a foundation or communal service organization
  • Director of a Jewish informal education program
  • Director of a Jewish adult education program
  • Director of education in a synagogue
  • Curriculum developer, designer of instructional materials, and/or author of textbooks for Jewish educational settings
  • Staff developer
  • Educational consultant
  • Museum educator
  • Staff for Hillel and other organizations that reach out to college students