The ad hoc PhD in the Department of Jewish Studies is designed around strengths and interests of qualified candidates.
Ideally, applicants would have completed a M.A. in Jewish Studies or a related field. If an applicant is otherwise deemed acceptable, it is sometimes possible to be admitted to a qualifying year. Students seeking admission to History of Jewish Interpretation of the Bible must demonstrate competence in Hebrew prior to beginning the program.
In addition to the appropriate references, transcripts, and examination scores, applicants must submit samples of advanced academic work in their field of interest. Personal interviews are strongly recommended.