Master of Science in Victim Services Management

The Master of Science in Victim Services Management is designed to prepare graduates to work in various areas of victim services1, including but not limited to, direct service provision, 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 had work experience in the field of victim services.

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

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, and the spring semester deadline is November 1. A review of each student’s application file will be completed with admission offered on a competitive basis. Please submit all documents to the University Office of Graduate Admissions. Admission considerations include:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution in an allied field.
  4. Official transcripts of all academic work previously undertaken.
  5. A cumulative undergraduate degree grade point average of 3.0 or 3.0 for the final 30 baccalaureate credits. An acceptable GRE score may be substituted/required to demonstrate graduate study readiness if the GPA falls below the above standard.
  6. Resume
  7. A personal essay regarding career background and goals.
  8. A minimum of two recommendation letters from academic sources or current supervisor of recent victim-related work (either paid or volunteer).
  9. International students ONLY: 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.

Master of Science in Victim Services Management
Required Courses
CRIJ 5330Critical Analys Of Justice Adm3
CRIJ 5364Seminar in Victimology3
CRIJ 5365Seminar in Crime Victims Services and Management3
CRIJ 5366Advocacy and Case Management3
CRIJ 5383Family Violence3
or CRIJ 5384 Child Abuse and Neglect
CRIJ 5385Non-Profit Grant Writing3
CRIJ 6334Resrch Mthd & Quantve Analysis3
CRIJ 6338Coordinating Victim Services 23
Electives
Select four of the following:12
Gender and Criminal Justice
Human Sex Trafficking
Elder Abuse and Victimization
Interpersonal Violence
Neurobiology of Trauma
Program Evaluation In CJ
Special Topics-Criminal Justce (Violence Against Women)
Special Topics-Criminal Justce (Victims' Politics and Policies)
Special Topics-Criminal Justce (Victims' Politics and Policies)
Total Hours36
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A Grade of B or better in CRIJ 6338 is required for graduation.