The goal of the M.A. program is to provide students with the necessary skills and theoretical tools for advanced study of Hebrew.
The department provides a Research Track, in which the student completes an original extended research paper, and a Non-Research Track, which places an emphasis on course work. The department also offers M.A. specializations in Language Editing and in Teaching.
According to the student’s individual interests, a program of studies is devised to offer further specialization in (a) the historical stages of Hebrew (Biblical Hebrew, Rabbinic Hebrew and Aramaic, Medieval Hebrew, Modern Hebrew), (b) any area of linguistics (phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicography), or (c) a combination of the two.