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Graduate Certificate Program

Vanderbilt University offers an interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Jewish Studies.

The Certificate provides graduate and professional students with access to interdisciplinary scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies, supplies them with a valuable professional credential, and strengthens their ability to compete for jobs as well as for national fellowship and postdoctoral awards.

Courses taken at Vanderbilt University prior to admission to the program may be counted toward the certificate requirements with the approval of the chair of the Department of Jewish Studies. Any student enrolled in a graduate or professional program at Vanderbilt University is eligible to apply for the Certificate in Jewish Studies. Acceptance to the program requires a minimum GPA of 3.3, and the approval of both the student’s adviser and the director of Jewish Studies.

Jewish Studies courses approved for professional and graduate credit are listed in the academic schedules published by the Divinity School and the Graduate Department of Religion.

Certificate Requirements

How to apply:

  • Download and complete the Notification of Intent to Enroll form
  • Download and complete the top portion of the Certificate in Jewish Studies Application form
  • Contact the Department of Jewish Studies office to arrange a meeting with the Director and collect the necessary signatures
  • The completed Certificate in Jewish Studies Application form and final paper are due to the Director no later than the last day of classes of the graduating semester