Online Genocide Prevention Certificate

The Online Genocide Prevention Certificate (GPC) is a new program that began in Spring 2016. The GPC was developed by the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MAHG) Program at Stockton University with the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) in 2015 to meet the need for extended specialized training among professionals in government, the military, the business sector and non-governmental organizations around the world. The aim of the program is to offer rigorous instruction in frameworks of and strategies for genocide prevention based on the ethical insights of liberal arts study. It is the first graduate Certificate program of its kind both in the USA and globally.

The courses will be taught completely online by members of the MAHG faculty and associated programs at Stockton University as well as by Consortium Faculty drawn from international experts in genocide prevention.  Students will be given a broad-based education in the history of genocide and the Holocaust combined with focused courses on topics central to genocide prevention, including early warning systems, perpetrator psychology, forms of intervention, and justice mechanisms. As a Capstone to their studies, Certificate students will conduct country-specific research in a seminar taught by MAHG faculty members in conjunction the UN Office of the Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide.

Please note that the Genocide Prevention Certificate Program has a special online course rate of $650 per credit. GPC courses are 3 credits each, so the total cost per course is $1950.

GPC students who wish to pursue further study are encouraged to apply to the MAHG Program after completing the certificate. All GPC courses will count towards the MAHG degree and students will continue to pay the special GPC online graduate course rate.

GPC students who have already participated in the AIPR’s Raphael Lemkin Seminar for Genocide Prevention will be granted three credits (the equivalent of one course) towards the Certificate, which can be used to cover one of the three electives below.

All GPC courses are open to MAHG students.

  GPC Curriculum- 15 credits 
Required Introductory Course- 3 credits (choose one)
MAHG/GPC 5000 History of the Holocaust (3 credits)
MAHG/GPC 5001 History of Genocide (3 credits)
Elective Courses- 9 credits (choose three)
MAHG/GPC 5037 Perpetrator Behavior: Implications for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (3 credits)
MAHG/GPC 5038 Early Prevention of Mass Atrocities (3 credits)
MAHG/GPC 5039 Aftermath: Transitional Justice and Collective Memory in the Wake of Genocide (3 credits)
Research Course- 3 credits (required)
MAHG/GPC 5033 Genocide Prevention Research Seminar (3 credits)

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Course Descriptions | Faculty Biographies | Course Schedule (2016-2017)
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