The University of Haifa offers international English-language graduate programs in a variety of disciplines. The one and two-year programs are designed to equip students with the tools they need to succeed in their respective fields and aim to provide practical experiences that will lend themselves to success in a highly competitive global market.
The International Master’s Program in Child Development is truly changing the world. With the goal of improving the lives of children at risk in developing countries around the world, the program training and promoting professional leadership that will advance various agendas to achieve this objective
The one-year MA program in International Relations with a specialization in Diplomacy Studies is intended to enable students to identify effective solutions to a broad range of political, cultural and economic problems with which they will be faced and be continuously involved (both regionally and globally) as bureaucrats, officials and decision makers, in the context of an array of complex negotiating situations and points of decision.
Modern German and European Studies
As part of the teaching activities of the Haifa Center for German and European Studies (HCGES), the International Master's Degree Program in Modern German and European Studies at the University of Haifa aim to familiarize students with issues related to Germany and Europe, and emphasizes Jewish and Israeli points of view, as well as the relationship between the Middle East and Europe.
MBA in Sustainability
The one-year MBA program with a specialization in Sustainability is unique in Israel for its focus on issues of environmental and social sustainability that are increasingly at the heart of business managers' responsibilities. This MBA program seeks to promote sustainability-oriented leadership by providing students with the essential tools for business management and incorporating leading-edge principles of sustainability throughout the curriculum.
Public Health (MPH)
The University of Haifa’s International Master's in Public Health with a specialization in the field of Health System Policy and Administration and Global Health Leadership is dedicated to providing students with a strong foundation from which to critically examine current global health challenges. The next generation of health care leaders will need to understand the multifaceted nature of society and how it relates to public health issues. They will also need to have sophisticated leadership skills to serve an ever more complex society.
The Weiss-Livnat International Master’s Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa is offered in collaboration with the Strochlitz Institute for Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa and is dedicated to creating and nurturing the next generation of Holocaust researchers. Its aim is to provide students with a well-rounded curriculum from a wide range of disciplines and research methodologies.
The program examines Israeli society from a variety of perspectives, including Aliyah and migration; economics and politics; culture, religion, history and the ties between Israel and Jewish communities abroad. The one-year program is taught in English over three consecutive semesters from October through August.
International master's program in Jewish Studies, focused on 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.
The Department of Maritime Civilization is a unique institution that offers graduate studies (MA, PhD) within the fields of coastal and underwater archaeology, maritime history, coastal and marine geomorphology, marine biology and sea resources.
National Security Studies
The one-year MA program in Political Sciences with a specialization in National Security combines theoretical discussions and the reality of national security issues and is designed to teach strategic thinking in decision-making on various levels. The program consists of seminars and courses taught by leading academics in their fields of specialty, as well as discussions with professionals from the fields of intelligence, military, economics and policy.
Peace and Conflict Management
The international master’s program in Peace and Conflict Management is a rigorous program of study that introduces an interdisciplinary approach to peace and conflict management. The program addresses intergroup conflicts at different levels, ranging from local community conflicts to international conflicts, and a variety of approaches to dealing with such conflicts including formal and informal ones.
Mount Carmel as a World Heritage Site of human evolution, is the perfect labratory for Prehistoric Archaeology .The International MA program in Archaeology provides students with an opportunity to take part in ongoing research of the impressive prehistoric archaeology of the region. The University of Haifa, located atop of one of the highest peaks in the Carmel range, provides the ideal setting for this field of study.
Public Management and Policy
Modern democracies face complex challenges, which have only intensified in the recent decade. Functioning in complex external and internal environments, governments and public organizations have to constantly adapt themselves to changing conditions and find innovative ways and tools to analyze reality and manage public affairs effectively and fairly.
International Relations – Dual Degree
University of Haifa, with the collaboration of the University of Warsaw, offers a special dual degree thesis track. Students will spend two semesters of study at each institution, including a written thesis. 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.
Marine Geosciences (MSc.)
Using the Eastern Mediterranean as a natural marine laboratory, the program provides students with a unique opportunity to develop practical scientific experience at sea, together with a rigorous academic curriculum. Hence, developing unique expertise in a specialization within the field of geosciences.
MBA – International Program (Focus: Asia)
The International MBA focuses on business ventures in international markets - China, Japan and India in particular - as three of the world's strongest and fastest growing economies, well-established business practices that take into account local investment, tax and cultural variations is essential, in addition to a broad business curriculum.
With a dramatic increase in the size and complexity of data collected by both Industry and the Academic community, the ability to analyze and draw meaningful conclusions from these data sets is becoming ever more important. The Department of Statistics at the University of Haifa offers an international master level program in Statistics in order to train its students as professionals in this domain.
Marine Biology (MSc.)
The program encompasses studies of marine life at multiple scales, from top predators to the genes and molecules underlying life in the oceans. The Department of Marine Biology of the Charney School of Marine Sciences provides students with the knowledge, conceptual and experimental skills, and experience to enable them to be productive marine scientists utilizing cutting-edge technologies.