Register: Genocide Prevention Certificate at Stockton University

Lillian Hussong's picture
January 1, 2018
New Jersey, United States
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Contemporary History, Graduate Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

The Master of Art of Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MAHG) Program at Stockton University is excited to announce that the registration period for the Spring 2018 start date of the graduate-level Genocide Prevention Certificate (GPC), developed by Stockton University and the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR), is currently open. The online program, which was first offered in 2015, represents the first of its kind anywhere in the world.

The GPC curriculum was developed to meet an existing need for extended specialized training among professionals in government, the military, the business sector and non-governmental organizations. The Certificate is granted through the MAHG Program and is directed by Dr. Elisa von Joeden-Forgey.

The program is comprised of 5 courses (15 credits), which are all taken online. The program also features flexible scheduling, which allows participants to complete the course in as little as one year or over several years. Additionally, 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 master’s degree.

The program’s internationally renowned Consortium Faculty draws from experts in genocide prevention including instructors of the Auschwitz Institute's Raphael Lemkin Seminars for Genocide Prevention. The Certificate's final research project, undertaken towards the end of the program, was designed in consultation with the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Throughout their studies, individuals enrolled in the program will be offered opportunities to attend genocide prevention conferences and actively participate in the genocide prevention community.

Working with leaders in the field, the program is also able to offer coursework tailored to the needs of organizations that are looking to train employees in specific aspects of genocide prevention. For 2017-2018 the GPC has added courses on Religion and Genocide Prevention, Genocide Prevention and the Law, and National Mechanisms for Genocide Prevention.

Tuition for the Program is $650 per credit ($1950 per class); small grants may be available to help cover costs.

For more information on the GPC, including the courses offered, please see the Genocide Prevention Certificate Program’s website at:

To submit an application for the program, please visit the Stockton University Graduate Studies page for the Genocide Prevention Certificate here:

The deadline for applications for Spring 2018 is December 22, 2017. If you need an extension, please contact Dr. von Joeden-Forgey at the email address below.

If you have any questions or encounter any problems with your application, please feel free to get in touch with Dr. Elisa von Joeden-Forgey or Program Assistant Sarah Albertson at


Contact Info: 

Sarah Albertson, MA
Program Assistant, Master of Arts in Holocaust & Genocide Studies Program
Stockton University

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