Admissions Criteria

Entry into the MAHG Program and/or to obtain the Genocide Prevention Certificate requires the following criteria:

1. A completed application via the Discover Stockton Online Application.** Please note that you must create a Discover Stockton Account to complete the application process. There is an application fee of $50 USD which is non-refundable. You will be requested to submit this during your online application.

  • Application includes an essay explaining why the applicant wishes to study Holocaust and Genocide Studies and how a MAHG degree will help fulfill the applicant’s career goals.
  • If you are a recent Stockton graduate, check to see if you qualify for the Direct Entry Option.

**Auschwitz Institute alumni applying to the Genocide Prevention Certificate (GPC) Program need only fill out the Discover Stockton Online Application and submit the graduate essay and resume. All other application requirements mentioned above are waived.

2. Three letters of recommendation sent electronically via the Discover Stockton Application.

3. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution – all undergraduate majors and concentrations of study will be considered (transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required)

4. Official transcript from all colleges/universities attended (including Stockton) showing a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Transcripts can be mailed or dropped off at the Office of Graduate Admissions (contact information below).

  • English proficiency test results and scores through TOEFL, IELTS or ELS EAP Level 112.

Contact Office of Graduate Admissions                   Postal Address
E-mail: gradschool@stockton.edu                          Office of Graduate Studies
Telephone: (609)-626-3640                                   101 Vera King Farris Drive
Fax: (609)-626-6050                                               Galloway, New Jersey 08205-94

Visiting Address
Galloway Main Campus, Suite F-101
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

MAHG Curriculum– 36 credits  (Note: All GPC courses are open to MAHG students.)
Core Courses- 6 credits
(H= Holocaust Electives; G= Genocide Electives, GPC = Genocide Prevention Program)
For the master’s degree, a minimum of two Holocaust Electives and two Genocide Electives required
MAHG/GPC 5000 The History of the Holocaust  ONLINE MAHG/GPC 5001 The History of Genocide  ONLINE
Electives- 27 credits:
MAHG 5002 Rescuers and Bystanders (H) MAHG 5026 Holocaust, Terrorism, & Genocide
MAHG 5003 Holocaust and Genocide Education  MAHG 5027 Germany & Holocaust After 1945
MAHG 5004 Holocaust and the American Experience (H) MAHG 5028 Genocide: Special Topics (G)
MAHG 5005 Contemporary Genocide (G) MAHG 5029 The UN, Human Rights & Genocide (G)
MAHG 5006 Jewish History and Culture Before the Holocaust (H) MAHG 5030 The Armenian Genocide (G)
MAHG 5007 Selected Topics with the Ida E. King Distinguished Scholar MAHG 5032 Literature and Genocide (G)
MAHG 5008 Jewish-Christian Relations in the Shadow of Auschwitz MAHG 5034 Genocide Prevention (G)
MAHG 5009 Antisemitism MAHG 5036: Holocaust, Memory and Commemoration (H)
MAHG 5010 Gender, War, and Genocide (G) MAHG/GPC 5037 Perpetrator Behavior: Implications for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention ONLINE
MAHG 5011 The Psychology of Genocide (G) MAHG/GPC 5038 Early Prevention of Mass Atrocities  ONLINE
MAHG 5012 Resistance During the Holocaust (H) MAHG/GPC 5039 Aftermath: Transitional Justice and Collective Memory in the Wake of Genocide ONLINE
MAHG 5013 Art and Propaganda under National Socialism (H) MAHG/GPC 5040 Religion & Genocide Prevention ONLINE
MAHG 5016 Europe in the Twentieth Century  MAHG 5042 Theories of Genocide
MAHG 5017 Women During the Holocaust (H) MAHG/GPC 5046 Genocide Prevention and the Law
MAHG 5018 Non Jewish Victims of the Nazis (H) MAHG 5052 Research Methods
MAHG 5019 The Holocaust in Literature & Film (H) MAHG/EDUC 5353 Literature & Culture: Special Topics
MAHG 5020 Literature of the Holocaust (H)  MAHG 5800 Independent Study
 MAHG 5021 Modern German History & the Holocaust (H)
Capstone Experience- minimum 3 credits
These courses can be taken in person or online (with approval).
MAHG 5022 Study Seminar to the Sites MAHG 5850 Independent Study Capstone Project
MAHG 5880 Thesis MAHG 5900 Internships
MAHG/GPC 5033 Genocide Prevention Research Seminar ONLINE

Prospective students are encouraged to attend an Information Session or Open House to learn more about this program. Register for an Information Session or Open House.The online Genocide Prevention Certificate Program (GPC) consists of 15 credits and can be applied to the current MAHG curriculum. Please click here for more information on the GPC. For instructions on completing an application to the GPC Program, please click here.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to e-mail gradschool@stockton.edu or call the Office of Graduate Studies at 609-626-3640.


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