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M.S. in Forensic Psychology - Forensic Psychology in Community Settings

Walden University



As a student in this online M.S. in Forensic Psychology - Forensic Psychology in Community Settings degree program you will work to develop the broad knowledge that is needed for working with crime prevention programs, early intervention youth programs, victim advocate programs, and other programs to reduce crime and recidivism.

This forensics program offers students a number of online forensic psychology classes that will cover a number of topics, such as:

  • Prevention, Intervention, and Consultation
  • Community Psychology
  • Forensic Applications in Community Settings
  • Ethical Issues and Professional Responsibilities in Forensic Psychology
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Assessment in Forensic Psychology
  • Understanding Forensic Psychology Research
  • Abnormal Behavior
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology

The main focus of this online forensic program is to instill in its students the knowledge that is needed for working with prevention, intervention, and consultation programs, and for understanding the foundations of community crime prevention and restorative justice for victims and offenders.

As a graduate of this online forensic psychology degree program, you will have the knowledge that is needed for identifying offenders in a wide range of forensic settings, and for preparing for a psychology career in a correctional institution, psychiatric facility, community-based agency, mental health center, child welfare agency, or forensic units within a mental health facility.

The M.S. in Forensic Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.

All applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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