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Master of Human Services in Child Protection

The Program

The Master of Human Services in Child Protection degree program focuses on providing professionals with the knowledge and proficiency to investigate, intervene, support, and advocate for child and youth welfare, family systems, and social services. Students will gain an advanced understanding of family dynamics, victimology, and the juvenile justice system.This program is designed for individuals working with children and families within the social services and juvenile justice systems. Graduates of this program will be prepared for leadership positions and advanced employment opportunities.

Program Objectives

The Master of Human Services in Child Protection prepares students through the core curriculum and allows for specialty training through various tracks, including

  • psychology foundations in child advocacy
  • child protection and juvenile justice
  • conflict and crisis management for the child protective case worker
  • legal perspectives of child protective services
  • child advocacy as an (Associate) Applied Behavioral Analyst (BCABA) or (BCBA)
  • advocacy for the special-needs child's education
  • family systems and support
  • administration for child protective services
  • public health and child protection

Program Delivery

Given that child advocates are essentially on-call 24 hours a day, the M.H.S. in Child Protection helps to facilitate the achievement of educational goals through the convenience and flexibility of an online format.

Degree Components

  • orientation (0 credits)
  • core courses (15 credits)
  • research courses (6 credits)
  • specialization courses (15 credits)
  • electives (6 credits)
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