Israel is home to a complex and diverse society that regularly faces social, political, and security challenges. In the M.A. in Israel Studies program, you’ll examine the historical processes that led to the creation of today’s Israeli society, the complicated relationships between the various groups that must live side by side within the boundaries of the State of Israel, and the ways in which Israel copes with these challenges domestically and abroad. This prestigious program is offered by Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School (RIS) in conjunction with the Department of Political Science and Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Taught by world-renowned scholars, this program incorporates courses from a wide array of disciplines in social sciences, history, and cultural studies. You’ll learn not only through academic studies and faculty-led tours, but also through opportunities to delve into this complexity as it plays out in Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, via continued analysis of current events and developments that are central to the political and social debate. You will engage with the politics, media, and geography of Israel in a profound way – as well as gain a thorough understanding of the complicated relationship Israel maintains with its neighbors and other actors on the international stage. Additionally, you’ll gain a comprehensive foundation in Modern Hebrew.

Program Highlights

1. Develop an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of Israeli state and society in the heart of Jerusalem.

2. Study under top scholars in the field of Israel Studies and be exposed to the most up-to-date and groundbreaking research.

3. Immerse yourself in the study of Modern Hebrew.

4. Position yourself for a career in government, academia, or journalism.

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Program Details

  • Tuition: $17,000 | Housing: $7,600
  • Yes
  • Israel: Jerusalem

  • Subjects & Courses

    Middle Eastern Studies

  • Terms Available

    Academic Year

  • American








    South African


  • Tuition: $17,000 | Housing: $7,600

  • Dormitory

  • Experience Required


  • Essay

    Letters of Reference

    Online Application


    Physical Exam/Health Records



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