The Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa offers an academic program unlike any other in the world. It provides students with more than just an academic program; it has been designed with the addition of exciting and challenging activities to spark the interest of the student and encourage personal development and dedication to the field of Holocaust research.
Taught in English over three semesters, the one-year master's degree program in Holocaust Studies is dedicated to creating and nurturing the next generation of Holocaust researchers, archivists, curators and educators.
An internship program is offered to enrich the curriculum and prepare students for actual employment upon graduation. Available internships include: Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum Archives, Yad Vashem Museum, Hagana Archives and the Diaspora Museum.
Volunteer Program with Holocaust Survivors
Students receiving scholarships are required to participate in the Holocaust Survivors Community Giving Project, in coordination with Hillel Haifa. Within this framework, students volunteer their time in a number of ways, including visiting Holocaust survivors, leading workshops, or organizing holiday celebrations for the survivors. Students are required to record their activities in a journal or blog.
Study Tours to Archives in Israel and Europe
As part of the experiential learning component, students participate in study tours throughout the year to relevant museums and sites throughout Israel. Visits to sites such as Yad Vashem, Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum and the Atlit detainee camp provides students with the opportunity to implement their academic knowledge into real life, by seeing actual archives, historical records and documentation.
One of the highlights of the program is the study tour to select European countries. The study tour is designed to provide students with the opportunity to visit important historical archives, meet local students and researchers, and visit important locations in the study of the Holocaust.
The University of Haifa is an accredited university under the auspices of Israel's Ministry of Education and the Israeli Council for Higher Education and in accordance with the standards and criteria of North American and European universities.
International Student Requirements:
Candidates, who have not graduated from an academic institution where the language of instruction is English, or who are not native English speakers, must submit official TOEFL scores of at least 570 (in a written test), 230 (in a computerized test), or 89 (in an internet test) to be considered for admission. For detailed information about all admission requirements including prerequisites, please contact the Admissions Office.