For those students seeking a deeper understanding of Jewish Studies through a doctorate, the Frankel Center has created strong relationships with coordinating Ph.D. granting departments and programs. Doctoral students engage Frankel Center faculty as informal academic mentors and formal dissertation advisors. These students may qualify for financial support (tuition support, summer research funding, etc.). Students completing the Ph.D in partnership with Judaic Studies are required to complete a three credit pro-seminar course (JUDAIC 601).
Doctoral students are strongly encouraged to pursue a Graduate Certificate to integrate their field of expertise with the interdisciplinary Judaic Studies. With a reasonable time commitment, students can make themselves considerably more desirable in a job market that continues to become more competitive.