Master of Science in GMAP


The Master of Science in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (GMAP) is the first and only graduate degree of its kind.

This professional degree prepares graduates to analyze risk factors, formulate strategies, and implement policies and practices to reduce the occurrence, severity, and potential for
reoccurrence of genocides and other mass atrocities around the world. With a focus on the application of an atrocity prevention lens, the program educates students to recognize opportunities to engage in upstream (before conflict), midstream (during conflict) and downstream (post-conflict) prevention measures. Through an interdisciplinary approach integrating classroom learning, applied research, engagement with practitioners, and an intensive field placement, the program prepares graduates to be prevention actors at the micro- (individual), meso- (organizational), and macro- (societal) levels.

The program is University-wide and overseen by the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention which reports to the Provost.


  • MS in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention


Prospective students apply through the Graduate School. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. In addition to the standard requirements of the Graduate School, we require a résumé, a personal statement, and two letters of recommendation.
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Funding is available for two Nadia Rubaii Memorial Fellowships, which include a full tuition waiver and living stipend for the two year program.



The curriculum requires completion of 45 credit hours which include a combination of required courses, electives within categories of classes, individualized tailoring of the curriculum to meet student interests, a field placement, project work linked to the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, and a final capstone project.

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The MS in GMAP prepares graduates to be leaders and practitioners with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to recognize and assess risk factors and to design and implement strategies to interrupt the processes that lead to genocide and other mass atrocity crimes. Graduates can bring these competencies to work across a variety of fields, including business, politics, humanitarianism, healthcare, anthropology and the arts.

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A key feature of the MS in GMAP is a fully funded 4- to 6-month field placement, which will normally be completed after the third semester of full-time study and will provide an opportunity for students to work alongside practitioners, to apply the KSAs from their coursework, and then to reflect on the experience. The Field Placement is a critical design element of the MS in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention. 

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Drawing on resources from across Binghamton University, we offer two double degree programs that allow students to earn a Master of Science in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (GMAP MS) and another master’s degree from Binghamton in just three years. Explore our dual degree programs with other University graduate programs, including public administration and systems science. 

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