Degree Requirements: MA Hebrew & Judaic Studies MPA

Degree Requirements

The MPA Public and Nonprofit Managment and Policy portion of the dual-degree program includes five required core courses and a choice of four structured specializations in management, policy, finance, or international policy and management. In addition to core and specialization requirements, dual-degree students complete the Taub Seminar. Dual-degree students complete a total of 39 credits at Wagner (including Taub and Capstone).

The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies offers one of the most comprehensive Jewish studies programs in North America. Skirball faculty members research and teach Hebrew language and literature, Jewish history and culture, the sociology of the Jews, and patterns of Jewish thought. Dual-degree students complete a total of 24 credits at Skirball (and must also pass a Hebrew language requirement as well as comprehensive exams).

Dual-degree students must graduate from both schools in the same semester.

Course Matrix

(3 credits per course)
(3-4 credits per course)
Required Courses (15 credits)
  • Management and Leadership
  • Statistics
  • Financial Management
  • Public Policy
  • Microeconomics
Dual Degree Requirements (3 credits & 6 Skirball credits) Taub Seminar
  • The Jewish Community:  Classical Institutions
  • Recent Developments in Judaic Studies
Specialization (15 credits) 5 courses – according to specialization  
Capstone (3 credits) Advanced Project according to specialization  
Electives (3 Wagner credits & 18 Skirball credits) 1 Elective 6 Electives
Comp Exam Requirement   Comprehensive Exam, Hebrew Proficiency, and MA Essay
Actual Credits 39 24
Shared Credits 6
(credits from Skirball)
(credits from Wagner)