The Program in Jewish Studies explores Jewish culture, history, religion, society, and thought from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective, training graduate students for diverse career paths. 

With a faculty of cutting-edge, engaged scholars and teachers working in fields across the humanities and social sciences, the Program supports the research, teaching, and professional development of graduate students pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees in a diverse and growing array of departments, including History, Religious Studies, English, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Linguistics, Art and Art History, and Critical Media Practices.

New Graduate Certificate

We are excited to announce our new Graduate Certificate in Jewish Studies! This certificate program allows graduate students across campus interested in Jewish studies to explore Jewish culture, history, society, and thought in a number of disciplines. It is open to all currently matriculated graduate students at any point in their graduate career at CU.

Learn About the Certificate


Key forms of support include:

 Fellowships to support research travel, conference participation, and language study

Research positions with partners such as the University Archives, providing opportunities to develop skills in areas such as information management and the digital humanities 

 Teaching positions, including TAships and GAships

 Colloquia focusing on research and professional skills such as writing grant proposals, formulating a thesis or dissertation project, delivering conference papers, and preparing a CV or job application


These opportunities are available to students of all backgrounds.

Students have pursued projects exploring topics ranging from antifascist culture in twentieth-century France to sexuality and religion in post-war America, from conflict resolution in the Middle East to religious polemic in medieval Europe.