Holocaust and Genocide Studies

DEGREE OFFERED

M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:        June 1
Spring:   December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Masters of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kean University – one of only three such programs in the United States – is exceptionally poised to inspire leaders in education, human rights, public policy, and other growing professional fields for the 21st century.

Situated at one of our nation’s most diverse universities in the culturally rich region of central New Jersey and metropolitan New York City, its main concern is to understand our world’s people and nations who endured extreme assault and now seek recognition as international players. Kean’s Masters of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies offers ample opportunities to grasp and influence this historical dynamic.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (lower GPAs  will be considered based on strength of overall application)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional associates
  • Personal statement
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • TOEFL (for applicants whose native language is not English)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 30 credits of course work
  • 6 credit thesis

REQUIRED CORE COURSES – 18 CREDITS

MAHG 5000

History of the Holocaust: Part 1

3 credits

MAHG 5001

History of the Holocaust: Part 2: 1939-1945

3 credits

MAHG 5002

Survival Strategies in Modern Jewish History

3 credits

MAHG 5003

History of Anti-Semitism

3 credits

MAHG 5004

The Holocaust:  Representations in Literature and Film

3 credits

MAHG 5018

Comparative Genocide:  Towards a Synthesis

3 credits

 

REQUIRED COURSES IN GENOCIDE – 6 CREDITS

(choose two courses from the following)

MAHG 5011

Genocide in African History

3 credits

MAHG 5012

Genocide of Native-American

3 credits

MAHG 5013 Genocide in Latin America 3 credits

MAHG 5014

The Armenian Genocide

3 credits

MAHG 5015

Genocide in Asian History

3 credits

MAHG 5016

The Ukrainian Famine-Genocide 

3 credits

 

GUIDED ELECTIVES – 6 CREDITS

(choose two courses from the following)

MAHG 5005 Philosophical, Theological, and Legal Aspects of the Holocaust and Genocide 3 credits

MAHG 5020

The Churches and the Holocaust

3 credits

MAHG 5022

The Social Psychology of Prejudice

3 credits

MAHG 5025 Travel Learn:  Genocide in Multinational Context 3 credits
MAHG 5026 Fieldwork and Internship Seminar 3 credits

EMSE 5342

Teaching the Holocaust

3 credits

EMSE 5343

Teaching Prejudice Reduction

3 credits

 

RESEARCH – 6 CREDITS

ID 5800

Thesis Option

6 credits

TOTAL OF 36 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors

Program coordinator

Dr. Dennis Klein
T-117F
T. (908) 737-0256    
dklein@kean.edu

 

 

Updated 8/6/15