Holocaust and Genocide Studies (M.A.)
Kean University’s M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies offers an exceptional opportunity to work with graduate faculty as mentors and meet with visiting scholars and changemakers.
- One of only four graduate programs of its kind in the U.S.
- Students regularly convene with faculty in small, intimate gatherings, debating critical questions that matter.
- Scholarships and project stipends are available.
- Most students complete the program in 18 to 24 months.
LIVE Information Session - Holocaust & Genocide Studies
Be inspired with a conversation with Program Coordinator, Dr. Dennis Klein, as he tells you about the Holocaust & Genocide Studies program. Our program is one of four graduate programs of its kind.
Thursday, May 14, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
This session will take place using the ZOOM platform.
The knowledge that I have gained so far is overwhelming. I have spent years learning the history of genocide, but the museum has given me the tools needed to apply that material to work experience. I learned how to speak to survivors and collaborate with educators."
At Kean, we believe learning and professional growth extend far beyond the walls of our classrooms. That's why we encourage you to take advantage of a variety of research opportunities, internships and more that we offer to advance your career and set the stage for continued success.
Our graduates have exciting and rewarding careers in:
Human rights and public policy
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
Holocaust resource centers and human rights institutes
Museums and other sites of conscience
Journalism and news media
Business and global economic policy
Students in the program
6 – 10
Average class size
20s – 60s
Age of students
The Holocaust and Genocide Studies program maintains an online Justice After Atrocity social network with announcements about conferences and events email JusticeAfterAtrocity@kean.edu.
The program invites to campus leading scholars, critics, and artists through the academic year and especially in April, Genocide Awareness Month. Visit Events Calendar for a listing.
The 2017 international conference, “Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths: The United States and the World,” held at Kean, drew more than 100 participants. The conference explored measures dealing with the global legacies of large-scale, collective violence and atrocity crimes — including crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide.
View the conference here:
The program has been an enriching experience for me. The world is, unfortunately, full of examples of one group seeking to destroy another, and too many of them are largely unknown to the public. I would like to change that."
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