We are pleased to announce a new course on the Kabbalah, offered this spring semester by Dr. Yair Lior. The course closes a major gap in our curriculum and rounds out other courses we teach on early Jewish and comparative mysticism. Follow the link to read more course news.
Graduate Studies at BU
The Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies offers graduate affiliation to students interested in advanced Jewish studies. While the Center does not house graduate students, we recommend that prospective students consider applying to the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Division of Religious Studies (GDRS). Both GDRS and non-GDRS students are encouraged to affiliate with the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies in order to be eligible for the funding opportunities we provide. We also offer several advanced Jewish studies courses.
More information on the Graduate Division of Religious Studies
If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies in Jewish religious texts and tradition, philosophical/religious thought, or cultures and societies, consider applying to the Graduate Division of Religious Studies (GDRS) at Boston University. We particularly encourage applicants interested in specializing in biblical studies and the history of biblical interpretation, early Judaism (Second Temple Jewish literature, apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, early Jewish magic, Josephus, Dead Sea Scrolls), Jews in medieval Christian society, Jewish and comparative religious thought and philosophy, German Jewish intellectual history, and theological responses to the Holocaust. Students admitted to the PhD programs of the GDRS are now typically eligible for a five-year dissertation fellowship.
Visit the following links for more information:
- The Graduate Division of Religious Studies
- GDRS Faculty
- Admissions to the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences