​Requirements for Admissions

The criteria for admission to the MA program in Organizational Behavior and Development are:

  • A BA degree from a college or university in Israel or abroad that is accredited by the Israel Council for Higher Education.
  • A GPA of 3.2 or above in the BA degree or an average BA score of 82 or above (in a grading scale ranging from 0 to 100). Candidates who want to take the MA with thesis track must have a GPA of 3.5 or above or an average BA score of 90 or above.
  •  All applicants need the following pre-requisite courses:
    Introduction to Psychology
    Introduction to Social Psychology
    Research Methods (in the social sciences field)
    Statistics (in the social sciences field)
    Economics for OBD (the foundations of micro-economics and the foundations of macro-economics).
  • Applicants must submit an updated transcript together with the syllabus of the above listed prerequisites in order to be exempted from these courses. Applicants who have not completed these courses will be required to do so before the beginning of the academic year.
  • We offer the following options for completing the remaining prerequisite courses before the beginning of the academic year:

    The courses "Introduction to Psychology" and "Introduction to Social Psychology" can be taken at any academic institute approved by the head of the program, or as on-line courses offered by IDC, or studied independently, and the course examination completed before the academic year starts.

    Economics for OBD - the course can be taken at IDC during the first year of the OBD studies and must be completed before the beginning of the second year.

    Research Methods and Statistics - applicants who have not completed these courses will have to attend the preparatory year.
  • All preparatory courses must be completed with a grade that does not lower the applicant’s GPA average below 3.2
  • Professional experience in counseling, leadership or managerial roles is not mandatory but will be considered in the application process.

    The admission process consists of the following: candidates should apply to the program, complete the application form and attach a formal transcript of their BA degree; a short curriculum vitae (CV) describing their academic and professional experience; a personal statement; and letters of recommendation from faculty and/or professionals who can write about the candidate's academic skills and/or professional experience in the field of counseling, management, or leadership.

    In addition, the Admissions Committee will invite the candidate for an interview. Interviews with candidates who are out of the country and cannot attend in person, will be conducted via telephone or Skype.

English Proficiency

The academic program of the Raphael Recanati International School is taught entirely in English.
Graduates of schools in which English was not the primary language of instruction are required to pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an equivalent test, such as the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), PEARSON (Language Test) or the Israel Psychometric Examination.

TOEFL: www.toefl.org
IELTS: www.ielts.org
PEARSON: www.pearsonpte.com

Application Period

Application period for the academic year 2016 – 2017 is:
January 1, 2016 - May 1, 2016.

Late application period is May 2, 2016 – August 31, 2016.

Please note: all information, grades and official documents must be submitted by the last date of the application period before an application is considered complete.

IDC Herzliya reserves the right to impose stricter criteria upon applicants during the late application period or upon applicants who submit material late.
Preference will be given to applicants who submit all required material during the regular application period.

IDC Herzliya is not responsible for returning original documents.

Application Fee


The application fee is $100 US (non-refundable) to be paid by registration.
The application fee can be paid in cash or by check at the Admissions Department, or by credit card via the Internet at www.rris.idc.ac.il/regma through the IDC online registration.The application fee covers part of the expense of processing and evaluating an application to study at IDC Herzliya. This fee is non-refundable even if the applicant decides to withdraw his/her application. IDC graduates are exempt from the application fee.

Application Status


  • Applicants who do not submit all required information and documents with their application forms, but intend to do so at a later date, should note this on the application form.
    In all cases, all documents must be submitted to the Admissions Department no later than August 31, 2016.
  • Applicants who submit unofficial copies of documents will be evaluated based on the documents they submit. If accepted, all official copies must be submitted before the academic year begins.
  • The Admissions Department will notify applicants upon receiving their applications.
    The notification will indicate whether or not the entire application was received. In the latter case, the notice will list the missing documentation required in order to complete the application process.
  • Applicants who complete their applications after the application period has ended and who meet the admission criteria will be admitted subject to availability.
  • Submission of Documents

  • Official transcripts of previous academic studies (undergraduate or graduate degrees), including a final grade point average
  • Official diploma
  • Two letters of recommendation (original copy)
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement (one page)
  • English proficiency test
  • Syllabus of all pre-requisites taken by the candidate prior to his application.


Official Documents

  • Official documents must be formatted in one of the following manners:
  • Official documents must bear the stamp of the issuing institution, OR
  • Notarized photo copy of the official document, OR
  • A photocopy of the document may be submitted if the original is shown to the Admissions Department.




  • Tuition is $12,635 US per year*
    Pre-requisite courses are at an additional cost and are not included in the tuition.
  • Rates are subject to change due to fluctuations in market prices and currency exchange rates.
  • IDC Herzliya reserves the right to increase annual tuition by up to, and no more than, 8 percent per annum, depending on economic conditions.

    Tuition Payment Regulations

    A $1,000 US tuition deposit must be sent to the registrar at the Raphael Recanati International School within one month of being accepted to study at IDC Herzliya in order to reserve a place in the class.
    The tuition deposit is the first tuition payment. A brochure containing details on how to pay the remainder of the tuition will be sent later.
    This deposit will be fully refunded to those who decide not to enroll, if they inform the Raphael Recanati International School of their decision in writing by July 10, 2016. The contact e-mail to do so is rris.ob@idc.ac.il

    Additional Expenses

    Students are responsible for their airfare to and from Israel.
    Students should expect to spend about $600- $800 US each month for food, travel and other basic expenses.
    Please note, the tuition does not include the cost of the textbooks that we recommend students purchase.
    A symbolic fee is charged at some RRIS social and cultural events.