Admission Requirements - Holocaust and Genocide Studies | Gratz College

Admission Requirements - Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Gratz College accepts applications on a rolling basis.

For best admissions and scholarship consideration, please submit the following required documents by the Priority Deadline:

  • Online application ($50 application fee)
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all previous colleges attended sent directly from institution
    • Students must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
    • Foreign transcripts will need to be officially evaluated by World Education Services (WES) and sent to the Office of Admissions at Gratz College. Additional fees apply.
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional) sent directly from references 
  • Personal statement (approx. 2 pages including relevant background and experiences, why you are pursuing this degree, and how you hope to use it in the future)
  • Current resumé/CV including employment and educational history
  • Scholarship Application Form if you are in need of financial assistance
    • For scholarship consideration, you must also submit your FAFSA.
  • Official TOEFL scores for applicants whose first language is not English or those who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in the United States
    • Those who have completed a full foreign undergraduate or graduate degree in English may request an exemption from this requirement.

All documents may be sent as they are ready to:

[email protected]

or

Office of Admissions
Gratz College
7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027

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Gratz College accepts applications on a rolling basis.

For best admissions and scholarship consideration, please submit the following required documents by the Priority Deadline:

  • Online application ($50 application fee)
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all previous colleges attended sent directly from institution
    • Students must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
    • Foreign transcripts will need to be officially evaluated by World Education Services (WES) and sent to the Office of Admissions at Gratz College. Additional fees apply.
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Personal statement (approx. 2 pages including relevant background and experiences, why you are pursuing this degree, and how you hope to use it in the future)
  • Current resumé/CV including employment and educational history
  • Official TOEFL scores for applicants whose first language is not English or those who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in the United States
    • Those who have completed a full foreign undergraduate or graduate degree in English may request an exemption from this requirement.

All documents may be sent as they are ready to:

[email protected]

or

Office of Admissions
Gratz College
7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027

Return to M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies homepage

We accept applications on a rolling basis. 

 However, it is recommended that students start their degree during Summer Institute with HGS 704/705:  Orientation, Doctoral Writing & Research Methods Seminar 

All applicants to the Ph.D. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies must hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited instiution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, preferably in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, history, humanities or a related discipline.

For best admission and scholarship consideration, please have the following required documents submitted by the Priority Deadlines.

  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all previous colleges attended sent directly from institution
    • Foreign transcripts will need to be officially evaluated by World Education Services (WES) and sent to the Office of Admissions at Gratz College. Additional fees apply. 
  • Online application ($50 application fee)
  • Three letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional) sent directly from references 
  • Interview with Program Director (Either via Zoom or in person)

  • Personal Statement - In approx. two pages, address the factors that have encouraged you to seek a Ph.D. from Gratz College.  Please discuss your background, academic history, and professional goals.

  • Writing Sample from your graduate course work or that you have published in an academic publication

  • Current resumé/CV including your educational history and documenting 3-5 years of professional experience in an appropriate educational setting
  • Scholarship Application Form if you are in need of financial assistance
    • For scholarship consideration, you must also submit your FAFSA.
  • Official TOEFL scores for applicants whose first language is not English or those who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in the United States
    • Those who have completed a full foreign undergraduate or graduate degree in English may request an exemption from this requirement.

All documents may be sent as they are ready to:

[email protected]

or

Office of Admissions
Gratz College
7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027

There is still time to register for Fall B (October 23 - December 17).   Apply now!

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