Gratz College Offers an Online Ph.D. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

As world events churn perilously with ethnic hatred and violence, expertise in the field of Holocaust and genocide studies is needed more than ever. Atrocities perpetrated by terrorist groups around the world and hate crimes on the rise in the United States and Europe make the promise of “never again” seem to ring hollow. In response to these acts, experts are needed to inform government policy, educate the public, and provide teachers with the tools they need to instruct the next generation on the dangerous repercussions of hatred and intolerance.

This fall, Gratz College will launch an online Ph.D. program in Holocaust and genocide studies, making this important field accessible to students everywhere. This program is the first in the United States to offer a Doctor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies degree, as opposed to a Ph.D. in a related discipline, such as history or sociology. [Read more…]

Gratz Now Offers On-line M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

— by Mindy Blechman

Gratz College launched a new Master of Arts degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the only one of its kind that can be completed entirely online.

The new program is particularly aimed at teachers, for whom it will provide a tool for combatting racism and intolerance, often accompanied by violence, pervasive in our schools. Full-time public and private school educators will benefit from a substantial tuition discount. The program is also directed at museum educators, social workers, and members of secular and religious community organizations.

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The program consists of 36 credits (12 courses), including two required courses, and a guided thesis or final project. Courses may be chosen from among over 20 electives, including a study-tour of Jewish Poland in July, 2012.  An 18-credit Graduate Certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies is also available.

For more information, contact Mindy Blechman at 215-635-7300 x 154, or Professor Michael Steinlauf at 215-635-7300, x 144 or visit the Gratz website.