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M.S. in Forensic Psychology - General Program

Walden University



Walden University's online M.S. in Forensic Psychology - General Program degree has been designed to offer a flexible online option for gaining a broad understanding of the forensic psychology field.

While in this online forensic psychology program, students will work with expert faculty members in developing the know-how that is needed for applying various psychological principles that are needed for succeeding in a wide-range of settings, such as correctional institutions, court systems, and community based programs.

The online forensic psychology classes in this program offer students a flexible option for studying topics, such as:

  • Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology
  • Abnormal Behavior
  • Understanding Forensic Psychology Research
  • Assessment in Forensic Psychology
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Ethical Issues and Professional Responsibilities in Forensic Psychology
  • Treatment of Forensic Populationsensic Applications in Community Settings
  • Psychology in the Courts
  • Police Psychology

This online forensic psychology degree program also offers students a number of electives that will build a student's understanding of how forensic psychology professionals work within the legal system and in community-based programs with an emphasis on preventing and reducing criminal behavior.

While in this online degree in psychology, students will learn to apply various psychological theories and practices in the identification of offenders in a array of forensic settings.

Graduates of this online degree in psychology will have gained the well-rounded knowledge that is needed for succeeding in careers, such as:

  • Correctional institution
  • Psychiatric facility
  • Community-based agency
  • Mental health center
  • Child welfare agency
  • Forensic units in 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.

p>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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