The MS and PBC in Vulnerability and Violence Reduction will prepare students from diverse personal and professional backgrounds to organize, lead, and support effective violence and vulnerability reduction initiatives in their own communities. Depending on their individual academic profile, students will have a wide range of career options in agencies and programs providing support to vulnerable communities across the state and country and beyond.
To meet the high demands of employers searching for candidates that have the skills needed to reduce vulnerability and violence in communities, we have strategically aligned our courses to coincide with the current needs. Students will examine vulnerability and violence from various levels and analyze the root causes, learn practices to reduce violence and improve patterns of interaction. Thus, our graduates will be well-prepared for professional success in a number of fields that may include:
- Non-profit Organizations, examples include Women Against Violence, youth violence prevention organizations, the National Center for Prevention of Community Violence, National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, and Cure
- Human Rights and Humanitarian Relief in organizations like the Red Cross, Amnesty International, Oxfam International, and Cooperative Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE).
- Research in organizations like the Brookings Institution, USIP, RAND Corporation, Futures Without Violence, American Institutes for Research,
- Multi-lateral Agencies like the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Health Organization
- Educational Institutions like public schools, universities, Integral Peacemaker Institute
- Security and Intelligence Agencies like local police forces, FBI, USAID, Department of State, Department of Defense, and the prison