NYU Wagner and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
NYU Wagner and NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) offer a dual-degree MPA in Public and Nonprofit Managment and Policy/MA in Hebrew and Judaic Studies . Students can complete their studies in 2 1/2- 3 years and receive both degrees upon completion.
Located in the epicenter of North American Jewish communal life, students in the dual-degree program are perfectly poised to assume varying positions of professional leadership in the full range of Jewish communal organizations. Most students work part-time and intern throughout their studies, and many students begin to work full-time in their third year of the program.
Dual-degree students and alumni have worked in positions such as:
- Senior Development Officer, American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
- Senior Program Director, Next Generation and Service Initiatives, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
- Director of Youth Philanthropy, Jewish Funders Network
- Director of Community Initiatives, Jewish Funds for Justice
- Director of Program & Education, Repair The World
- Directors of Hillel, North Carolina, Emory University, & SUNY Binghamton
- Executive Director, Baruch Hillel
- Associate Director, Emerging Leaders & Philanthropists, UJA-Federation of NY
- Associate Director, URJ Eisner Camp
- Director, South Florida, American Jewish Committee (AJC)
- Program Director, Jewish Feminist Orthodox Alliance (JOFA)
- Director of Community Engagement, Mechon Hadar
- Co-founder and Director, PresenTense Group
- Senior Program Officer, Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
- Assistant Director, Teva Learning Alliance
- Program Coordinator, Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA)
- Project Manager, Strategic Planning and Organizational Resources, UJA-Federation of New York
- Project Manager, BJENY-SAJES
- Development Officer, Lawyers and Accountants Group, Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP)
Applicants are required to apply to each school. Once admitted to both schools, a student will qualify for the dual-degree program. It is acceptable to use the same letters of recommendation for both applications, but please tailor your personal statements to the respective schools. At least two letters of recommendation for your Skirball application must be academic. Learn more about the application process on our Dual-Degree Applicants page.
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