Doctoral work in the department includes the following:

1. Writing a dissertation under the supervision of a departmental advisor.

2. Course work: each student will be required to complete an individualized course of studies designed by the chair in light of the student’s prior studies in his field of research, and in consultation with the student's advisor.

3. Participation in the all departmental activities during the duration of studies is mandatory. There will be meeting of graduate students from time to time and also conferences.

4. Examinations on the primary source literature and on the responsa literature. This requirement will be set by the chair, in consultation with the student’s advisor, for each student individually, taking into consideration his or her prior studies and field of research.