Our Mission

Maalot offers challenging coursework to orthodox Jewish men and women who want to earn a BA, change careers or to expand their knowledge. Our student body consists of high school graduates, students returning from seminary or yeshivos or transferring from other colleges, as well as mothers and grandmothers.

Maalot believes that any student seeking Parnassah should prepare themselves with high quality pre-professional education, grounded in the ethical and halachic norms of Torah. 

Maalot provides an opportunity to earn a regionally accredited BA by offering high quality coursework within the framework of a Torah centered environment. The quality, professional and academic expertise of Maalot’s instructors are only surpassed by their commitment to Torah and Yiras Shomayim. Maalot courses have been evaluated by NCCRS (National College Credit Recommendation Service), a program administered by the New York State Board of Regents. Credit recommendations are posted to the CCRS Online Directory.

Maalot seminary, post-seminary and yeshiva options have proven to be the most genuine preparation for graduate school and your professional future.

All 200 Maalot courses have been reviewed by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS), a division of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. At their recent evaluation, of 2015, NCCRS found Maalot’s level of instruction to be comparable to the instruction at major American colleges and universities. Please note: Until September 2010, Maalot’s courses were reviewed and evaluated for credit by the American Council of Education, ACE. They are now reviewed for credit by the National College Credit Recommendation Service, NCCRS and can be viewed here:


Our History

Maalot was established in Jerusalem in 1984 under the leadership of Rabbi Nosson Geisler and Dr. Avraham Schwartzbaum A”H, to meet the needs of seminary graduates seeking a rigorous continuing education.

With this in mind, Maalot designed its curriculum and recruited faculty to offer an advanced education culminating in a baccalaureate degree within a supportive, Torah environment.

In spring 1992, Maalot formalized an articulation agreement with Thomas Edison State University.  Under this agreement, completion of designated Maalot coursework in accordance with College policies enables students to receive baccalaureate degrees from Thomas Edison State University in Humanities, Art, Liberal Studies, Computer Science, Psychology, Social Sciences/History or Natural Science/Math, without leaving the Maalot environment.  In addition, it is possible to complete a BA degree with all the prerequisites required for application to a masters program in Speech-Language Pathology as well as other Masters programs. Since 1992, more than 3000 students have graduated from Thomas Edison State University via Maalot programs. Thomas Edison State University offers Maalot students several benefits including reduced tuition, a longer enrollment period and access to credits for seminary learning which is not recorded on a college transcript.

Thomas Edison State University was established in 1972 by the New Jersey Board of Higher Education to provide adults with the means to achieve a high quality college education outside of a traditional university setting.  Thomas Edison State University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges.  The Thomas Edison State University degree is highly valued by employers and graduate schools and has been called by the New York Times “one of the brighter stars of higher learning.”

Our students also have excellent graduation options through Excelsior College with preferred tuition rates as well. There might be good reasons to choose one degree over another. Speak to your advisor to help you make that choice.

In the past years, Maalot branches were established in many locations. To see our list of branches click here.


What we do

Maalot offers challenging coursework to orthodox Jewish women and men who want to earn a B.A., change careers, or expand their knowledge. Our student body consists of high school graduates, students already in or returning from seminary or yeshiva and men and women transferring from other colleges or wishing to start careers while maintaining their commitment to growth in Torah.

Our Students

The Maalot student is committed to Torah ideals and quality education. Each student understands that the integrity of a Torah lifestyle requires him or her to prepare to one’s best ability in order to serve the clients or students in their professional life ahead. Maalot is for the highly motivated student who seeks to maximize their potential while remaining committed to tznius and personal character development within Torah parameters.

Maalot students come from around the world and may live anywhere in the world and complete their degree without losing any credits. 

Some students come to upgrade their professional skills, others want to start preparing for a profession from the beginning. All students welcome the opportunity to complete their degree in an atmosphere consistent with their life-style and busy schedules.





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