West Chester University of Pennsylvania

College of Arts and Sciences

Holocaust and Genocide Studies


West Chester University, Main Hall

102 West Rosedale Avenue

West Chester, PA 19383

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

In September 2000, West Chester University become one of a few institutions of higher education in the nation to offer a master of arts degree in the field of Holocaust and Genocide studies. faculty from seven departments have cooperated to design this interdisciplinary cirriculum. Participants in the program also include visiting professors, survivors, and American servicemen who helped liberate the concentration camps in Europe during the last years of WWII. ThisMA program is being offered at WCU to help meet the growing need for teachers and scholars trained in this subject area. Increasingly, more states, including, Pennsylvania, are requiring the teaching of the Holocaust in secondary schools. Students receive their masters in this program would also be well poised for doctoral work or research positions in museums and nonprofit organizations. Since many of the students in this program are already working adults, courses typically are offered in the summer and evening.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 33

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 534.05 In state / 759.05 Out of state USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9831 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 13881 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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