Graduate Certificate

The Institute, in collaboration with the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, offers a graduate certificate in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention that is based within the MPA while being available to Binghamton University graduate students in any discipline.

The graduate certificate in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (GMAP) will educate and train students in the current range of practices designed to identify populations or groups at risk of mass political violence, and to intervene to prevent or reduce the risk of such violence.

This course of study informs practice through the application of the latest scholarship in areas such as the quantitative analysis of at-risk communities; how factors such as gender, climate change, political transitions and population flows contribute to risks for genocide and mass atrocities; and the role of governments, civil society actors and international bodies in effective prevention.

The certificate consists of four courses (13-16 credits depending on course selection) in each of which students must earn a grade of B or better. 

  • Required foundation course - PHIL 580K/PAFF 568 Essentials of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, 4 credits (offered every fall)

Three additional courses, one selected (3-4 credits each) from each of the three areas.

  • Historical Examples of Genocide and Mass Atrocities
  • Concepts, Actors and Institutions in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention
  • Methods of Understanding Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

No graduate record exam (GRE) is required for this certificate program.

To enroll in the Graduate Certificate, please complete the following application and contact the Graduate School as indicated. PDF Application the user needs to print (134KB)

For more information about the specifics of the certificate, consult the Department of Public Administration's website.

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