The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies' PhD program is a collaborative program, during which students complete the requirements of their home department's program alongside the ATCJS requirements and graduate with a PhD degree in their home department and a certificate in Jewish Studies. The collaborative program is designed to be complementary to the student's main program by emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of Jewish Studies and encouraging cross-discipline collaboration, analysis, and research. Students are given the opportunity to take courses and work with faculty members across our wide-range of collaborating units (to which they would not otherwise have access) to enhance their overall research projects. If you are a doctoral student in one of the ATCJS' collaborating units and you are interested in participating in the ATCJS collaborative program, please contact our Graduate Administrator, Galina Vaisman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PhD and DMA Program Requirements
- CJS2000H1Y: Completion of the Doctoral Seminar in Jewish Studies. This seminar will introduce students to the different disciplines, methods, and approaches within Jewish Studies.
- Two half-courses, one within and one outside of the student’s home department, taught by a member of the ATCJS faculty (may count towards the course requirements of the student’s home department).
- Paper presentation at the annual ATCJS Graduate Student Conference before completion of the program.
- A doctoral dissertation that deals substantively with topics in Jewish Studies and is supervised or co-supervised by a ATCJS graduate faculty member.
JD Program Requirements
- CJS1000H1Y: Completion of the core methods seminar in Jewish Studies. This seminar will introduce students to the different disciplines, methods, and approaches within Jewish Studies.
- One course listed in the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies Graduate Handbook at some point during their law school course work.
- One paper presentation during the course of their law degree at the annual ATCJS Graduate Student Conference.