Graduate Certificate in Victim Studies

About: 

UMass Lowell's online Graduate Certificate Program in Victim Studies is designed for professionals in the fields of criminal justice, nursing/public health, law and paralegal studies, psychology, and social work who wish to expand their expertise in the realm of victim studies.

Students in this program focus on crime victim issues, crime victim rights, and formal responses to victims. Completion of the certificate program will better prepare students to participate in initiatives and programs that prevent crime victimization, to engage in research and evaluation focused on crime victim issues, and to respond effectively to victims of crime in a culturally appropriate manner.

To receive more information on this program, please fill out the Request Information form.

Sample a Course

Visit UMass Lowell's Graduate Certificate Program in Victim Studies webpage for more information.

Tuition/Fees: 

 

Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $575
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Graduate Certificate Application  Fee $50
Late Fee for Nonpayment $50
Total for Course** $1,755 ($575 x 3 credits = $1,725 + $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website

Accreditation: 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

 

Admissions: 

Applications to the Graduate Certificate in Victim Studies program are accepted and processed year-round. To be considered for admission to this program, applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education, with a final cumulative GPA of at least 2.8.

For more information about UMass Lowell's graduate admissions process, visit uml.edu/grad.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on certificate program, matriculation and course status. Please check with UMass Lowell's Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility.

Request Information

Contact: 
UMass Lowell Continuing Studies, Corporate & Distance Education
Phone: 
978-934-2474
Campus: 
Lowell
Level: 
Graduate
Type: 
Certificate
Credits: 
12
Tuition Per Credit: 
$575
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Criminal Justice and Legal
Liberal Arts and Humanities