Genocide Prevention Certificate

Program Overview

The Online Genocide Prevention Certificate (GPC) is a new program developed by the Master of 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 ethical insights of liberal arts study. It is the first graduate Certificate program of its kind of both in the USA 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 to the UN Office of the Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide.

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.

For more information, please email Dr. Raz Segal, Coordinator of the GPC Program, at


Course Descriptions
Faculty Biographies
Course Schedule (2016-2017)

The classes are taught by our full-time faculty or by professionals with extensive experience in their respective fields. Ninety-five percent of the faculty hold terminal degrees in their disciplines and many have business experience as well. View the Stockton Bulletin on the left for a full listing of our faculty.

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

Genocide Prevention Certificate- 15 graduate credits

All GPC courses are open to MAHG students.

Required Courses- 3 credits (choose one)

GPC 5000 History of the Holocaust (3 credits)
GPC 5001 History of Genocide (3 credits)

Elective Courses- 9 credits

GPC 5037 Perpetrator Behavior and Genocide Prevention (3 credits)
GPC 5038 Early Prevention of Mass Atrocity (3 credits)
GPC 5039 Transitional Justice and Collective Memory (3 credits)
GPC 5040 Religion and Genocide Prevention (3 credits)

Required Research Course- 3 credits
GPC 5033 Genocide Prevention Research Seminar (3 credits)

For course descriptions, please visit The University's Course Catalog.


Admissions Criteria

Application Deadline

Fall: July 1

Spring: November 26

To be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Holocaust & Genocide Studies Program, applicant must submit the following:

  1. Discover Stockton Online Application (you must create a Discover Stockton Account)
      • If you are a recent Stockton graduate, check to see if you qualify for the Direct Entry Option.
  2. Application fee: $50 (non-refundable), submitted with your online application
  3. Graduate application essay
  4. Three current letters of recommendation sent electronically via the Discover Stockton Application
  5. Resume
  6. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (including Stockton) showing a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher mailed or dropped off directly to the Office of Graduate Studies.

  ** Auschwitz Institute alumni applying to the GPC program only fill out the Discover Stockton Online Application and submit the graduate essay and resume. All other application requirements mentioned above are waived.

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.


Apply today. If you have further questions you can Request More Information or call the Office of Graduate Studies at (609) 626-3640 or E-mail