The program requires a total of 36 credit hours (12 courses, 3 credit hours each). The 9 core courses are compulsory; 3 courses are elective.
9 courses, 3 hours each, altogether 27 hours:
Elective Courses and Seminars
The students will choose 3 elective courses from the following list (not all courses will be offered each year). Each course 3 hours per semester, altogether 9 hours per semester.
Students who wish and are qualified to write a thesis are invited to do so. This is an independent research work of approximately 15,000-20,000 words exploring a subject/research question. In order to qualify for acceptance, a student is required to finish the first semester with an average of at least 86 in the core courses. In addition, the student needs to make contact with one of the faculty members listed below and get his/her acceptance to guide the writing of the thesis on an approved topic. The student will be required to enroll for a fourth semester (extra tuition of $5,000); an extension of two additional semesters beyond that semester ($500 each semester) will be granted if necessary.
Faculty members who can supervise a thesis:
Prof. Amal Jamal
Prof. Michal Shamir
Prof. Yoav Peled
Prof. Tami Meisels
Prof. Shaul Mishal
Dr. Yael Shomer
Dr. Udi Sommer
Dr. Tal Sade