Graduates of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies receive rabbinic ordination after 10-12 semesters of study normally completed in five or six years. Since text and language skills vary based on background and progress, each student's program is determined in consultation with the Dean's office. Upon completion of the program, students are granted a Master’s Degree in Rabbinic Studies. Students normally complete all requirements at the Ziegler School’s campus in Los Angeles, unless they are exempt from specific courses based on previous academic coursework.