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Academics at Spertus Institute

Academics at Spertus Institute

Spertus Institute Graduate and Certificate Programs

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership offers accredited graduate-level degree and certificate programs in areas that are critical to the Jewish and wider communities — including Jewish Studies, Jewish Professional Studies, and Leadership Training.

Spertus Institute cultivates an atmosphere of lively discourse. We often hear from students and participants that their experiences at Spertus are inspiring and even transformative. That is by design, because the Institute pursues best practice in everything it does. This results in meaningful, important opportunities for personal and professional growth for constituents and communities.

In addition to degree offerings, certificate programs and professional training are offered throughout the year.

Why Spertus Institute

  • Welcoming nondenominational environment open to all
  • Distinguished international faculty
  • Flexible scheduling and locations
  • Opportunities to pursue individual interests
  • Extensive resources


Spertus Institute is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604


Because Spertus Institute believes in the synergy of theory and practice, Spertus faculty members, including adjunct and visiting faculty, bring both impressive academic qualifications and real-world expertise. They are selected for their abilities to engage, educate, and challenge our students.

Downloadable Guide

Guide to Spertus Institute Degree Programs