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.
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.