The Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program can now be completed online.
Stockton University is a nationally ranked, public liberal arts and professional studies institution of the New Jersey system of higher education. It emphasizes excellence in scholarship, teaching, and student learning. Stockton offers a variety of post-baccalaureate certificate and graduate programs. The Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MAHG) Program stands alone among its peers with two faculty members dedicated solely to research and teaching in the fields of Holocaust and Genocide as well as Core Faculty from across Stockton’s curriculum.
The MAHG program can be taken face-to-face or online through the Genocide Prevention Certificate (GPC) program, which was launched in 2015 with our partner the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation. With over nine fully online courses and more planned in the next three years, this program offers the foundation for students wishing to complete their degree online. Combined with independent studies, dynamic internship and travel experiences, and up to two semesters of Capstone (final project) courses, online students can finish the MA requirements in as little as two years. The GPC has attracted professionals in government, the police, museums, civil society, and the legal profession.
Both the MAHG and the GPC programs offer a rigorous interdisciplinary approach to understanding the dynamics of genocide. Each semester we offer four to five face-to-face courses as well as at least two online courses. Students in the GPC are encouraged to apply to the MAHG Program once they have completed the certificate. All GPC credits can transfer to the master’s degree. GPC courses are open to MAHG students, who may earn the genocide prevention certificate while completing their degrees.
The GPC and MAHG curricula provide outstanding preparation for teachers, lawyers, human rights professionals, museum curators, librarians, clergy, students planning to go on to PhD study, and others interested in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Emphasizing the intersection between knowledge and hands on experience, the MAHG Program offers a wealth of opportunities for students to practice what they know, in the form of internships, study abroad, support for language immersion, and research opportunities.
MAHG students have interned at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the American Red Cross, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and the Bellvue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, Genocide Watch, and the Philadelphia Holocaust Awareness Museum, among other institutions. Our graduates have gone on to PhD programs and to work at museums, non-profit organizations, international aid organizations, and institutions of higher education.
Stockton University offers many facilities to support the study of the Holocaust and other genocides. Since 1986, the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center has been actively collecting the oral testimonies of Holocaust survivors, liberators, and rescuers, as well as assisting survivors in writing and publishing their memoirs. The Center recently completed a $1 million expansion, including the addition of state-of-the art multipurpose seminar room. Additionally, the Center has helped many students reach their educational goals by providing scholarship opportunities. With over 3500 volumes and films on Holocaust and genocide, the Stockton library boasts one of the most extensive English-language holdings of any comparable institution in the country. Extensive databases and interlibrary loan capabilities help the library to support the scholarly research of Stockton’s expanding professorship as well as its graduate students.