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To participate in the program students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and anticipate at least sophomore status at the beginning of the program. Students considering post-baccalaureate education (seminary, graduate school, law, medicine, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply; however, all applicants are considered equally. For more information email or call 978.867.4401.

Informational Session: February 20 | 5:00 p.m. | KOSC 127

Application Deadline: March 1


The completed application must include the following:

  • Application form, including a short (250–300 word) statement of interest in the program (i.e., why would this program benefit you?) indicating your level of commitment to the program for a full academic year. 
  • Sample of writing from a previous course emailed to [email protected]
  • Letter of recommendation from your advisor or another professor who knows you well. This should be sent directly from the faculty member to  and addressed to Professors Jennifer Hevelone-Harper and Paul Brink.

The JAF program is offered as two six-credit courses. On completion of both semesters students may petition through the program director to fulfill up to 12 credits of core requirements, selecting from HIS 121 Historical Perspectives on Culture, Belief and Civilization or core philosophy, social science or literature. Application of credit to a major is at the discretion of individual departments. No more than 12 credits total may be applied between core, major or minor requirements. For further information contact Dr. Paul Brink and Dr. Jennifer Hevelone-Harper.

Applications are submitted online, and supporting materials should be addressed to Jennifer Hevelone-Harper and Paul Brink and sent to . Interviews will be arranged for finalists once applications have been received.

For questions, email  or call 978.867.4401.