Master of Science in Victim Services Management

Program Description | Admission Degree Requirements | Courses


Program Description

The Master of Science in Victim Services Management is designed to prepare graduates to work in various areas of victim services*, including but not limited to, direct service provision (e.g., rape crisis centers or victim service providers), organizational management, and social policy development.

This degree will benefit persons with or without previous employment experience in the field of victim services. Courses are sequenced so that students can complete the degree in two years, enrolling in two 15-week courses per semester. However, the ideal candidate will have paid or volunteer work experience in the field of victim services.

*Select courses meet National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP) standards.


Admission

Applications to the Master of Science in Victim Services Management Degree Program are on a rolling basis, where the fall semester deadline is August 1, the spring semester deadline is November 1, and April 1st for the summer. A holistic review of each student’s application file will be completed with admission offered on a competitive basis. Please submit all documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Admission considerations include:

  1. An undergraduate degree from an accredited academic institute in an allied field.
  2. Official transcripts of all academic coursework previously undertaken
  3. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  4. At least two letters of recommendation from academic sources or current supervisor of recent victim-related work either paid or volunteer
  5. A personal essay, regarding career background and goals
  6. Current resume and
  7. International students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based) is required. A holistic review of each student's application file will be completed with admission offered on a competitive basis.

Degree Requirements

Master of Science (M.S.) in Victim Services Management

Notes
1 A Grade of B or better in CRIJ 6338 is required for graduation.
Master of Science (M.S.) in Victim Services Management
Course Name Hours
Required Courses (24 credit hours)
Choose all from:
CRIJ 5330 Critical Analysis of Justice Administration 3
CRIJ 5363 Seminar in Victimology 3
CRIJ 5365 Seminar in Crime Victim Services and Management 3
CRIJ 5366 Advocacy and Case Management 3
CRIJ 6334 Research Methods and Quantitative Analysis in Criminal Justice 3
CRIJ 6338 Coordinating Victim Services1 3
CRIJ 6394 Speical Topics (Nonprofit Management & Grant Writing) 3
CRIJ 6394 Special Topics: Family Violence or Child Abuse and Neglect 3
Electives (12 credit hours)
Choose four from:
CRIJ 5367 Gender and Criminal Justice 3
CRIJ 5368 Human Sex Trafficking 3
CRIJ 5370 Elder Abuse and Victimization 3
CRIJ 5371 Interpersonal and Famly Violence 3
CRIJ 6330 Neurobiology of Trauma 3
CRIJ 6392 Program Evaluation for Criminal Justice Management 3
CRIJ 6394 Special Topics: Violence Against Women 3
CRIJ 6394 Special Topics: Victims' Politics and Policies 3
CRIJ 6394 Special Topics: Family Violence or Child Abuse and Neglect 3
Total 36

Courses

Criminal Justice


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