Genocide Prevention Certificate

Program Overview

The Online Genocide Prevention Certificate (GPC) is a program developed in 2015 by Dr. Elisa von Joeden-Forgey as part of the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MAHG) program at Stockton University. It aims to meet the need for extended specialized training among professionals in government, the business sector, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) around the world. The program offers rigorous instruction in frameworks of and strategies for genocide prevention. It is the first graduate certificate program of its kind in the USA and globally.

The courses are taught completely online by members of the MAHG faculty and by scholars and experts in genocide prevention around the world. Students in the program receive a broad education in the history of and the struggle against genocide and mass violence, including courses on early warning systems, international tribunals, perpetrator behavior, and transitional justice mechanisms. A required research seminar serves as the capstone in the GPC program.

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, Director of the MAHG Program, at raz.segal@stockton.edu

Curriculum

 

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)

GPC 5048 National Mechanisms for Genocide Prevention

GPC 5058 Genocide, International Tribunals and Courts

GPC 5060 Transitional Justice and Regime Change

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.

 

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 gradschool@stockton.edu.