This program combines a Bachelor's degree with the Graduate Certificate in Holocaust Studies. It enables students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree to apply 9 hours of credit from BA coursework at the 300 or 400 level to the Graduate Certificate. All other requirements for both the Bachelor’s degree and the Graduate Certificate, including the requirement that at least 9 hours of Certificate coursework be taken at UMKC, remain. (The full description of the Certificate can be found on the Holocaust Studies website:

Admissions Requirements:

• Status:
        enrolled and in good academic standing at UMKC
        completed 60 credits towards their undergraduate degree
        completed 30 at UMKC
• GPA: 3.0 or higher
• Demonstration of a command of the basic facts of the Holocaust. Students may do so through:
        documented evidence of a prolonged engagement in the teaching of the Holocaust;
        a grade of B or higher taken at the 300-level or higher in Holocaust coursework; OR
        a grade of A- of higher in the course Anch 214: ECHI: Nazi-Occupied Europe and the Holocaust

Since the Graduate Certificate is supported by an interuniversity Consortium of faculty, the admissions process involves both the UMKC and the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. Students interested in admissions should contact Dr. Andrew Stuart Bergerson,, 816-235-5728, who is the UMKC advisor for the Certificate.