University of Haifa, International School

Introduction

The University of Haifa

Founded in 1962, the University of Haifa has quickly become one of Israel's leading universities, hosting six different faculties: Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science and Science Education, Faculty of Education, and a Graduate School of Business. The university community, consisting of over 18,000 students, is a pluralistic and harmonious blend of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Druze and Bedouin students who reflect the diverse ethnic and religious cultures of Israel.

Situated on the top of Mount Carmel and adjoining the Carmel National Park, Israel's largest forest, the University of Haifa sits on the edge of the city of Haifa.

The University of Haifa is known for faculty expertise in the fields of coexistence, conflict-settlement and peace processes and is a center for research of these areas in Israel. Due to its multicultural orientation and the daily coexistence between Arab and Jewish citizens on campus, the University of Haifa is an ideal location for this unique, interdisciplinary MA program curriculum.

The City of Haifa

Haifa is Israel's third largest city. First and foremost a port city for international commerce, it has in recent decades become a major center for Israel's high-tech industry. Built on Mount Carmel, Haifa is a collection of diverse, picturesque, and easily accessible neighborhoods from the port area in the lower city, to the commercial Hadar area in the middle tier, and the beautiful residential areas on the upper ridge.

Two of the most distinguishing features of Haifa are the physical beauty of the city and the co-existence of its ethnically diverse communities who live and work together. Home to the Carmel National Forest and miles of developed and natural beaches on the Mediterranean Sea, Haifa provides a wonderful environment for almost any kind of recreational activity. Haifa is the world center of the Bahai Faith. Its shrine, administrative center, and world renowned gardens are prominent features of the city landscape. The Christian and Moslem communities of Haifa, and the neighboring Druze villages of Usifiya and Daliat-el-Carmel, are important components of the city's social and cultural development. Jewish communities from Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, North and South America, Ethiopia, and India have combined to create a modern Mediterranean city that is truly special.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

View MA »

Programmes

This school also offers:

MA

MA in International Relations

Campus Full time October 2017 Israel Haifa Poland Warsaw + 2 more

Haifa University’s School of Political Sciences, in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, now offers a double-degree International Relations MA whereby students are able to make use of the resources, expertise and comprehensive curriculums of both universities, and receive accreditation from both at the completion of the course of study. [+]

Double Degree w/ Warsaw University Program description Haifa University’s School of Political Sciences, in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, now offers a double-degree International Relations MA whereby students are able to make use of the resources, expertise and comprehensive curriculums of both universities, and receive accreditation from both at the completion of the course of study. The School of Political Sciences at the University of Haifa, established in 1972, offers students the resources and talent of one of Israel's most prominent academic research centers that is engaged in teaching and scholarship in the fields of diplomacy studies, political thought, international relations, public policy, public administration, local administration, comparative and Israeli politics. The Division of International Relations was established in 2000 as part of the School of Political Sciences and plays an important role in training the future generation of researchers and practitioners in the field of International Relations. What you will study Students will spend two semesters of study at each institution and, including a written thesis, will cover a curriculum at Haifa University that has been crafted to elucidate the key role of diplomacy in addressing the broad cluster of issues that affect the Mediterranean and Middle East regions, and which can no longer be effectively dealt with exclusively from a narrow unilateral or bilateral vantage point. The focus on the role of collaborative diplomatic mechanisms is designed to provide students with new insights, concepts and analytical tools for fully understanding the enhanced functions of diplomacy in an international setting. The program is thus intended to enable students to identify effective solutions for a broad range of political, cultural and economic issues with which they will be faced in the field. Admission Requirements A B.A. degree in Political Science or International Relations from an accredited university in Israel or abroad. Prospective students must submit their diploma and transcripts. Students in other disciplines will be considered provided they complete the academic prerequisites. A minimum of 3.0 GPA, 80% or equivalent TOEFL scores (if native language is not English or candidates have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English). A minimum of 570 (paper-based test); 230 (computer-based test) or 89 (internet-based test) Two recommendations from relevant academic faculty members Curriculum Vitae/Résumé Copy of valid passport & six passport-sized photos Personal Essay (500-750 words) Medical forms Students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in International Relations or Political Science will be required to successfully complete the following introductory courses before the first semester of the program: Introduction to International Relations Introduction to Political Science/Government Under certain circumstances, the committee may be willing to consider applicants who do not meet the minimal admissions requirements. Faculty The faculty consists of experts in the fields of intelligence, military, economics and policy. The School of Political Sciences, of which the Division of International Relations is a part, is also home to the National Security Studies Center (NSSC) and the Center for Public Management and Policy (CPMP). Members of the School’s faculty occupy leading editorial positions in worldwide academic publications. [-]

MA in Jewish Studies

Campus Full time October 2017 Israel Haifa

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought. [+]

Program description The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought. The course offers a comprehensive combination of Judaic studies that weaves together Biblical and Talmudic Studies, Jewish History, Philosophy and Mysticism. The course’s focus extends from the Biblical to Modern era, and is taught by experts in the fields of Biblical studies, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early and Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, early Modern and Modern Jewish History and Thought. Our parallel Hebrew-language program draws over two-hundred students annually and we are now happy to be able to offer it to students from around the world. What you will study The year-long program will be taught over three semesters and includes a final examination. The courses are split according to three chronological groups: the Biblical period, Antiquity (the Rabbinic period); and the Medieval to Modern period. In order to obtain a master’s degree the student will need to accumulate 36 credits over three consecutive semesters. The credits may be made up from any of the three groups of his/her choice and include the following fields of study: Biblical Studies Dead Sea Scrolls Judaism in Antiquity Talmud and Midrash Jews and Christians, from Antiquity to Early Modernity Medieval Jewish History Jewish Philosophy Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Early Modern Cultural History Genizah Studies Admission Requirements Accredited BA degree in the humanities, preferably Jewish Studies. A minimum 2.6 GPA, 76% or equivalent TOEFL scores (if native language is not English or candidates have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English). A minimum of 570 (paper-based test), 230 (computer-based test) or 89 (internet-based test) Two letters of recommendation from relevant academic faculty members Curriculum Vitae Copy of valid passport & six passport-sized photos Medical Forms Students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in Jewish Studies may be required to successfully complete some introductory courses before the first semester. Opportunities The English-language MA program is aimed at students who seek to deepen their knowledge of the Jewish tradition and its many facets, and for those who would like to gain a solid and broad foundation from which to continue with more specialized post-graduate studies in the field. Over the course of the program, students will also participate in several educational excursions, visiting some of Israel’s main historical sites. Additionally, the program can be pursued for a semester for use as credit at students’ home universities. Those who wish may combine the program with language studies in Hebrew and Arabic. [-]

MA Programme in Art Therapy

Campus Full time October 2017 Israel Haifa

Art therapy is an emerging and dynamic field in the mental health profession that uses art media as its primary mode of communication, such as paint, chalk, crayons and sculpture. The University of Haifa is the only accredited academic institution in Israel to offer a graduate degree in this vital and growing field. [+]

Art therapy is an emerging and dynamic field in the mental health profession that uses art media as its primary mode of communication, such as paint, chalk, crayons and sculpture. Art therapy is especially valuable for clients who have difficulties verbally expressing themselves. The University of Haifa is the only accredited academic institution in Israel to offer a graduate degree in this vital and growing field. 

 The Academic Program

The MA in Art Therapy is a year-long program, taught over three consecutive semesters in English. The program includes academic coursework at the University in the fall and spring semesters. During the summer semester, students participate in a practicum and receive individual and group supervision. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a master of arts in Creative Arts Therapies with a specialization in Art Therapy.... [-]


MA Programme in Child Development

Campus Full time October 2017 Israel Haifa

The International Master’s Program in Child Development is designed to train and prepare local professional leadership to lead and advance initiatives in developing countries to improve the lives of children at risk. [+]

MA Program in Child Development

The International MA Program in Child Development at the University of Haifa’s Faculty of Social Sciences and the Center for the Study of Child Development seeks to increase the quality, quantity and professional knowledge and training of child care professionals who treat children who are growing up in destructive environments.

Thanks to the expertise, experience and interest in child development accumulated at the center, the developmental program is uniquely positioned to help bridge the science-practice gap at the international level and make an impact on the lives of children at risk in developing countries.

Taught in English over three semesters from October to September, the program is designed to prepare the next generation of international experts who will focus on pressing questions regarding the nature of child development and how it applies to the lives of children and their families in developing countries. This unique program equips professionals with the knowledge and the skills that are required to affect and influence the well-being of children and their families.... [-]


MA Programme in Diplomacy Studies

Campus Full time October 2017 Israel Haifa

Students will examine the role of diplomacy as a vehicle and mechanism for systematically addressing multilateral issues, which can no longer be effectively dealt with exclusively from a narrow unilateral or bilateral vantage point. [+]

The dynamics of the contemporary, complex, interconnected and highly-charged international environment presents new challenges for scholars, policy analysts and decision makers, both at the global level and in the context of the Middle East. Against this backdrop, the MA Program in Diplomacy Studies is intended to elucidate the role of diplomacy as a main vehicle and mechanism for systematically addressing multilateral issues, which can no longer be effectively dealt with exclusively from a narrow unilateral or bilateral vantage point.

The focus on the role of collaborative diplomatic mechanisms is designed to provide students with new insights, concepts and analytical tools for fully understanding the enhanced functions of diplomacy in this new setting.... [-]


MA Programme in German and European Studies

Campus Full time October 2017 Israel Haifa

An MA program designed to expand and deepen students’ knowledge of Germany and the German language, and its central role in the European Union. [+]

MA Program in German and European Studies

The Haifa Center for German and European Studies began operating at the University of Haifa in the academic year of 2007/8, following winning a tender by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). The Center promotes research and other academic and public activities on modern Europe and Germany, emphasizing the Israeli and Jewish perspectives. One of its pivotal activities is a special MA program, the aim of which is to expand and deepen students’ knowledge of Germany and the German language, and its central role in the European Union.

Academic Program

Taught in English, the MA program is organized in the spirit of the "area studies" model. Our interdisciplinary program encompasses various fields of knowledge in the social sciences, the humanities, law, and language, and appeals to a wide variety of students with diverse backgrounds. The program trains its graduates to fill a wide range of positions dealing with Europe and Germany in business, tourism, communication, cultural and public administration as well as prepares its students for purusing an academic/research career in those fields.... [-]


MA Programme in Holocaust Studies

Campus Full time October 2017 Israel Haifa

The Multidisciplinary MA Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa is dedicated to the creation and nurturing of a new generation of Holocaust researchers. Its aim is to provide a well-rounded curriculum from a wide variety of disciplines and subjects, diverse methodologies and essential languages. [+]

The Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa offers an academic program unlike any other in the world. It provides students with more than just an academic program; it has been designed with the addition of exciting and challenging activities to spark the interest of the student and encourage personal development and dedication to the field of Holocaust research.

Taught in English over three semesters, the one-year master's degree program in Holocaust Studies is dedicated to creating and nurturing the next generation of Holocaust researchers, archivists, curators and educators.

InternshipsAn internship program is offered to enrich the curriculum and prepare students for actual employment upon graduation. Available internships include: Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum Archives, Yad Vashem Museum, Hagana Archives and the Diaspora Museum. Volunteer Program with Holocaust SurvivorsStudents receiving scholarships are required to participate in the Holocaust Survivors Community Giving Project, in coordination with Hillel Haifa. Within this framework, students volunteer their time in a number of ways, including visiting Holocaust survivors, leading workshops, or organizing holiday celebrations for the survivors. Students are required to record their activities in a journal or blog.Study Tours to Archives in Israel and EuropeAs part of the experiential learning component, students participate in study tours throughout the year to relevant museums and sites throughout Israel. Visits to sites such as Yad Vashem, Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum and the Atlit detainee camp provides students with the opportunity to implement their academic knowledge into real life, by seeing actual archives, historical records and documentation. One of the highlights of the program is the study tour to select European countries. The study tour is designed to provide students with the opportunity to visit important historical archives, meet local students and researchers, and visit important locations in the study of the Holocaust.... [-]


MA Programme in Israel Studies

Campus Full time October 2017 Israel Haifa

The International Master's Degree Program in Israel Studies offers students the opportunity for an in-depth study of the State of Israel from the beginning of the Zionist movement until the present. Emphasis will be placed on the complexity of Israel's society, including its multicultural character at home as well as its relation to the Jewish Diaspora. [+]

The International Master's Degree Program in Israel Studies offers students the opportunity for an in-depth study of the State of Israel from the beginning of the Zionist movement until the present. Emphasis will be placed on the complexity of Israel's society, including its multicultural character at home as well as its relation to the Jewish Diaspora.

The Israel Studies Department at the University of Haifa, known for its academic excellence, has developed a challenging, interdisciplinary course of study. The campus is a living laboratory where Jews, Muslims, Christians, Druze, Bedouin and Bahá'ís study side by side. Students will experience a dynamic, cultural mosaic where students of all ethnic backgrounds encounter and engage, becoming acquainted with each other and, even if they do not agree, learn to understand and respect each other. In this setting, students will experience in real life the relevant issues of a multicultural, multiethnic society.... [-]


MA Programme in Maritime Civilizations

Campus Full time October 2017 Israel Haifa

The program aims to provide the foundation for students interested in advanced knowledge of the marine environment and in human interactions with the Mediterranean Sea in which theory and hands-on scientific experience meet. [+]

The International MA Program in Maritime Civilizations offered by the Department of Maritime Civilizations at the University of Haifa offers students an exceptional opportunity to explore the history, archeology and fabric of maritime societies, as well as the natural environment in which they developed and currently exist. Special emphasis will be placed on harbors, ships and seafaring as part of the maritime heritage of the Mediterranean. Moreover, the program sheds light on the ecological and geomorphological dynamics in the eastern Mediterranean and their influence on the interaction between man and the sea in ancient and modern times.  

The Academic Program

Taught over three semesters in English, the academic program provides a unique opportunity for an interdisciplinary study of coastal and underwater archaeology, marine biology and ecology, maritime history, maritime geology and geomorphology. The curriculum offers advanced knowledge and research training to students interested in exploring human interactions with the sea. The studies are carried out in a dynamic learning environment in which theory is combined with hands-on scientific experience in the field and in the laboratory.... [-]


MA Programme in National Security Studies

Campus Full time October 2017 Israel Haifa

The MA program in National Security Studies is designed for students and professionals who are seriously interested in the field of national security in the broadest sense of the term. Students will examine the complex interrelationship between the social, political, diplomatic, economic and military dimensions of national security to create a complete coherent picture. [+]

The MA program in National Security Studies is designed for students and professionals who are seriously interested in the field of national security in the broadest sense of the term. Students will examine the complex interrelationship between the social, political, diplomatic, economic and military dimensions of national security to create a comprehensive picture of the state of the nation.

This program aims to prepare graduates, policymakers, officials and other professionals to deal effectively with critical national decisions.

Facing a long-standing challenge at the center of a mostly hostile regional environment, Israel has accumulated the experience and has developed a comprehensive approach to national security, combining academic theory and real-world constraints.... [-]


MA Programme in Peace and Conflict Management

Campus Full time October 2017 Israel Haifa

Using Israel as a living classroom, the international MA Program in Peace and Conflict Management provides students with essential knowledge and skills to deal with intergroup conflicts. [+]

Exceptional students looking to make a difference in the world are invited to come to the University of Haifa and use Israel as their living classroom in the innovative one-year master's degree program in Peace and Conflict Management Studies. This full-degree program, taught in English, combines an in-depth understanding of theory with applications from a regional and international perspective. Students will investigate ethno-national, cultural and religious conflicts in deeply divided societies. They will study and evaluate different approaches to conflict management and peacemaking, while immersing themselves in a region that offers a great deal of relevant real-life case studies.The program is based primarily on theoretical and practical frameworks in the fields of psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, communications, history, law, philosophy, and education. These perspectives will enrich the students' understanding of conflicts within and among societies and nations. The curriculum also examines specific case studies of conflict and uses the Middle East and Israel as a living classroom for empirical learning. This program is unique because it includes a mandatory practicum/internship, which increases students' experience in grassroots initiatives in the field.... [-]


MA Programme in Prehistoric Archaeology

Campus Full time October 2017 Israel Haifa

The program focuses on the prehistory and paleoenvironment of Mount Carmel. It is based on ongoing, active research carried out in the field and in laboratories. [+]

The International MA Program in Prehistoric Archaeology's objective is to provide students with an opportunity to study and take part in ongoing research of the impressive prehistoric archaeology of Mount Carmel. The University of Haifa, located atop the Carmel range, provides the ideal setting for this field of study.

The program will be carried out in one of the world's most dynamic centers for prehistoric research. Both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a biosphere reserve, Mount Carmel reveals a nearly 500,000 year-long sequence of human evolution exposed in caves, rock shelters and open-air sites along mountain valleys and the nearby coastal plain. Unlike any other region in the world, Mount Carmel preserves evidence of both modern humans and Neanderthal populations, at sites no more than 100 meters from each other.... [-]


Videos

Welcome to the University of Haifa

University of Haifa International School

Contact

Haifa University

Address Haifa, Israel
Website http://www.haifa.ac.il/index.php/en/
Phone +972 4-824-0093