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Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

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Credits

30
Complete in as little as a year and a half
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Degree level

Masters
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Online or On-campus
We offer face-to-face and virtual classes
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Based in

NYC
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Join the growing field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and expand your opportunities for working in Jewish centers, universities, museums, human rights organizations and advocacy. Relying on the resources and faculty in one of the world’s premier Jewish institutions for higher education, this program offers a unique investigation of the Holocaust of European Jewry through an interdisciplinary exploration.

By encompassing a broad range of disciplines this program presents a new lens through which the Holocaust of European Jewry would be viewed as an event impacting all aspects of the human experience; an unprecedented and unique event, fully deserving of investigation that cuts across a myriad of academic disciplines.

Focusing on the murder of six million Jews and millions of others by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, the program will offer an exploration of this watershed event in the history of humankind in conjunction with the study of other genocides that have occurred since the early 20th century up to the present. For all these dark chapters in the history of humankind this program offers a broad survey and a profound analysis of their antecedents, root causes and evolution and analyze their social, political, philosophical and theological ramifications. Concomitantly, as we look at the aftermath of the Holocaust and each of these genocides, students will investigate their impact and the role they each play in public memory as well as their artistic and literary representations.

The Fish Center Difference

Learn from faculty who are experts in the fields of history, social work, literature, theology, law, and education offering a wide lens on the human experience

Gain the skills to identify the political background and root causes of the Holocaust and the different stages leading to genocide

Analyze the Holocaust and/or other genocides from a variety of disciplinary lenses (social work, history, theology, education, literature and more), applying the concepts and critical tools they acquired

Build hands-on experience in devising research questions and interpreting and evaluating evidence within a disciplinary focus.

Full Program Breakdown

Join the growing field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and expand your opportunities for working in Jewish centers, universities, museums, human rights organizations and advocacy. Relying on the resources and faculty in one of the world’s premier Jewish institutions for higher education, this program offers a unique investigation of the Holocaust of European Jewry through an interdisciplinary exploration.

By encompassing a broad range of disciplines this program presents a new lens through which the Holocaust of European Jewry would be viewed as an event impacting all aspects of the human experience; an unprecedented and unique event, fully deserving of investigation that cuts across a myriad of academic disciplines.

Focusing on the murder of six million Jews and millions of others by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, the program will offer an exploration of this watershed event in the history of humankind in conjunction with the study of other genocides that have occurred since the early 20th century up to the present. For all these dark chapters in the history of humankind this program offers a broad survey and a profound analysis of their antecedents, root causes and evolution and analyze their social, political, philosophical and theological ramifications. Concomitantly, as we look at the aftermath of the Holocaust and each of these genocides, students will investigate their impact and the role they each play in public memory as well as their artistic and literary representations.

The Fish Center Difference

Learn from faculty who are experts in the fields of history, social work, literature, theology, law, and education offering a wide lens on the human experience

Gain the skills to identify the political background and root causes of the Holocaust and the different stages leading to genocide

Analyze the Holocaust and/or other genocides from a variety of disciplinary lenses (social work, history, theology, education, literature and more), applying the concepts and critical tools they acquired

Build hands-on experience in devising research questions and interpreting and evaluating evidence within a disciplinary focus.

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Join the growing field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and expand your opportunities for working in Jewish centers, universities, museums, human rights organizations and advocacy. Relying on the resources and faculty in one of the world’s premier Jewish institutions for higher education, this program offers a unique investigation of the Holocaust of European Jewry through an interdisciplinary exploration.

By encompassing a broad range of disciplines this program presents a new lens through which the Holocaust of European Jewry would be viewed as an event impacting all aspects of the human experience; an unprecedented and unique event, fully deserving of investigation that cuts across a myriad of academic disciplines.

Focusing on the murder of six million Jews and millions of others by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, the program will offer an exploration of this watershed event in the history of humankind in conjunction with the study of other genocides that have occurred since the early 20th century up to the present. For all these dark chapters in the history of humankind this program offers a broad survey and a profound analysis of their antecedents, root causes and evolution and analyze their social, political, philosophical and theological ramifications. Concomitantly, as we look at the aftermath of the Holocaust and each of these genocides, students will investigate their impact and the role they each play in public memory as well as their artistic and literary representations.

Learn from faculty who are experts in the fields of history, social work, literature, theology, law, and education offering a wide lens on the human experience

Gain the skills to identify the political background and root causes of the Holocaust and the different stages leading to genocide

Analyze the Holocaust and/or other genocides from a variety of disciplinary lenses (social work, history, theology, education, literature and more), applying the concepts and critical tools they acquired

Build hands-on experience in devising research questions and interpreting and evaluating evidence within a disciplinary focus.

Program Director

Program Curriculum

Students in this program are required to complete a total of 30 credits. Learn more about the coursework and frequently asked questions.

Admissions Requirements

  • Complete the YU Application
  • Personal statement on the life or educational experiences that led you to pursue graduate education in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (500 words maximum) 
  • Two letters of recommendation from an academic or professional reference. 
  • Transcripts from any college or university where you have earned an undergraduate degree.
  • International Students: If you have earned your degree outside of the U.S. or English-speaking Canada, we will require a NACES approved evaluation. If you have completed your degree outside of an English-speaking institution, we will require TOEFL (90 or above) or IELTS (7.0 or above) test scores.  
  • As the last step in the application process, you will be invited to in interview with the Fish Center director via Zoom or in-person.
Prospective Students

Program Curriculum

Students in this program are required to complete a total of 30 credits. Learn more about the coursework and frequently asked questions.

Admissions Requirements

  • Complete the YU Application
  • Personal statement on the life or educational experiences that led you to pursue graduate education in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (500 words maximum) 
  • Two letters of recommendation from an academic or professional reference. 
  • Transcripts from any college or university where you have earned an undergraduate degree.
  • International Students: If you have earned your degree outside of the U.S. or English-speaking Canada, we will require a NACES approved evaluation. If you have completed your degree outside of an English-speaking institution, we will require TOEFL (90 or above) or IELTS (7.0 or above) test scores.  
  • As the last step in the application process, you will be invited to in interview with the Fish Center director via Zoom or in-person.
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