2 years
May Aug Dec
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 42,500
Foreign students
USD 42,500
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The program consists of 10 core courses similar to those offered at the undergraduate level, including a heavy schedule of independent research. The graduate student is required to complete 60 credits of core courses, as well as a novella on his chosen field of study or educational project.

Entry Requirements

 A prerequisite for this degree is a Bachelor of Talmudic Law Degree (or equivalent).

The basic policies relating to a degree are as follows:

  • Only graduates who have attained a high level of scholarship at a recognized Rabbinical school will be accepted as candidates for this degree.
  • No student will be admitted to the program until after a personal interview with the Rosh HaYeshiva
  • The candidate must select a concentration in an area of Talmudic Law. The faculty must approve this concentration at the time of admission to the program.
  • At the beginning of his first semester, the student must demonstrate an advanced ability to translate and analyze texts in both the Hebrew and Aramaic, and a reading knowledge of such other languages as may be necessary to his work in his chosen field of study.
  • The student must pursue his graduate work on campus at the University for two full academic years. An academic year will consist of three terms.
  • The graduate student will work at all times under the guidance of the faculty member who will be designated as his adviser.
  • The candidate must prepare a novella suitable for publication on a subject within his approved field of study. This subject must be presented to the faculty for approval at least one full term prior to graduation.
  • The candidate must defend his novella at an examination to be given in the presence of at least three members of the faculty. He may also be required to take a written comprehensive examination in his field of study.
  • It is the policy of the Talmudic University of Florida to invite a distinguished scholar, usually a visiting lecturer, to join the faculty committee in administering the comprehensive examinations as well as in the evaluation of the novella offered for the degree.