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M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Education

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The Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Education (MA HGE) is the first and only program of its kind globally. With equal focus on Holocaust and genocide content, and innovative and effective pedagogies, the MA HGE breaks new ground. This graduate program fills a much-needed gap in higher education. Currently, fifteen states in the U.S. have Holocaust and genocide education mandates, and federal funding has been earmarked to improve Holocaust education nation-wide. The MA HGE bridges a divide between more traditional programs in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and graduate programs in Education in order to help graduate students consider what Holocaust and genocide education can look like across diverse settings. This program is designed for those interested in Holocaust and education broadly, from classroom teachers and curriculum developers, to museum educators, and those interested in working for nonprofits and NGOs. In the MA HGE, graduate students will gain deep content knowledge and the ability to implement effective teaching strategies through customized coursework and an applied capstone project.

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The M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Education is a full-time or part-time program offered in an face-to-face format at our Glassboro, NJ campus. It requires the completion of 30 graduate semester hours (10 courses).

  • 10 Courses / 30 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 18 S.H.
HGS 70507 Introduction to Holocaust and Genocide Education 3
HGS 70537 Holocaust and Genocide Education Program Creation and Evaluation 3
HGS 70597 Capstone in Holocaust and Genocide Education 3
HIST 05522 Colloquium in European History I: Holocaust History 3
HIST 05531 Colloquium in Global History: Comparative Genocides 3
HIST 05523 Colloquium in European History II: Holocaust and Genocide Historiography 3
Elective Courses: 12 S.H.
HGS 70527 Colloquium in Holocaust and Genocide Education 3
HGS 70577 Student Assessment in Holocaust and Genocide Education 3
HIST 05524 Colloquium in Modern European History 3
SOC 08575 Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Methods 3
THD 05541 Theater of the Holocaust 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
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