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Holocaust Studies


Holocaust research has emerged as a critical field of scholarship, calling for a new generation of scholars to shed light on its events and significance.

Accordingly, the Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies offers a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the Holocaust. It offers unique experiential opportunities within the framework of a scholarly and dedicated professional community. They include state of the art research and theory, relevant language courses, hands-on internships in globally renowned Holocaust institutions in both Israel and abroad, educational field trips, meetings with Holocaust survivors, global experts, and more.

Program Highlights:
  • A unique program dedicated to nurturing a new generation of Holocaust experts.
  • Offers multidisciplinary Holocaust-related courses in history, anthropology, psychology, education, and the arts.
  • Provides practical skills for a career in Holocaust research, education, and commemoration.
  • Trains students in a variety of research methods, including guided work in archives.
  • Offers relevant language courses for facilitating research in Israel and abroad.
  • An opportunity to intern at leading globally renowned Holocaust institutions, such as Yad Vashem, Ghetto Fighters House Museum, POLIN Museum in Warsaw, The Jewish Heritage Museum in NYC, The Weiner Library in London, and more.
  • Incorporates field trips, meetings with Holocaust survivors, and becoming part of a professional community of international experts, film directors, and museum curators.
  • Scholarship options for eligible students.
One Year, One Degree

​Our one-year international master’s program is taught in English over three consecutive semesters from October through September. Graduates will be awarded a Master of Arts (MA) in Holocaust Studies.
Students who choose to pursue the research track will submit their thesis within one year of completing their coursework. This may require an extended stay at the university.

Hybrid Study Option

This program offers a hybrid study option, allowing students to attend lectures via Zoom from abroad

Weiss - Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies
Highlighted Courses

The Final Solution

Literature of the Holocaust

The Holocaust in the former Soviet Union

Visual Culture and the Holocaust

Holocaust Commemoration and Education in the Digital Age

* The curriculum is subject to change without notice

Admission Requirements
  • An undergraduate degree with a minimum of 3.0 GPA, 80% (B) (Israeli system), in the Humanities or Social Sciences.
  • Good command of the English language.
  • Students who do not have a background in the field of History will be requested to take relevant courses. Each case will be considered on its own merit.
Application documents
  • Copy of undergraduate diploma and official transcript of BA degree showing full list of courses, date of graduation, and conferred degree.
  • Two recommendations letters
  • TOEFL – score 89 or alternative acceptable English language examination score
  • Personal Statement (500 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resumé
  • Medical forms (international students only)
  • Copy of valid passport
Scholarships & Aid

The program offers scholarships that cover full tuition and a living stipend for eligible students.

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