This academic year marks Berkeley’s inauguration of the Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies for graduate students. The Designated Emphasis provides curricular and research resources for students who want to concentrate on Jewish Studies within their respective disciplines and have their work formally recognized in their degree designation. Designed to bring together faculty and students from different departments, the Designated Emphasis is administered by the Graduate Group in Jewish Studies and provides a unique context for rigorous cross-disciplinary research. Students applying to the Designated Emphasis must be prepared to integrate high-level research in Jewish Studies into their coursework, qualifying exam, and dissertation. For more information on the admission requirements for the Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies, visit the Center for Jewish Studies website.