PhDPhD students are an important part of the Department's intellectual community. They are encouraged to attend staff seminars and take an active role in organising outreach events and graduate symposia (see events page).
In order to become a doctoral student, one must complete the research-track M.A. with an 85 average in the coursework, a grade of 85 on the integrative exam, and a minimum grade of 90 from two readers of the thesis. The student must then find a research advisor and receive approval for his/her research proposal from the Committee for Advanced Studies.
Doctoral scholarships are offered by the Department on a regular basis. Many of our scholars have gone on to successful academic careers in Israel and abroad.