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M.S. in Forensic Psychology - Mental Health Applications

Walden University



This online M.S. in Forensic Psychology - Mental Health Applications degree from Walden University is a flexible online option for those busy professionals who are looking to gain the in-depth knowledge that is needed for working with Mental Health asepts within the area of forensic psychology.

Student in this online forensic psychology degree program will work to develop the knowledge and skills that are needed for evaluating and use traditional types of intervention, which will include individual and group psychotherapy, and recent innovations in restorative justice.

The online Mental Health psychology in this program offers a variety of online courses that cover topics, such as:

  • Mental Health Law
  • Treatment of Forensic Populations
  • Interviewing and Observational Strategies
  • Ethical Issues and Professional Responsibilities in Forensic Psychology
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Assessment in Forensic Psychology
  • Understanding Forensic Psychology Research
  • Abnormal Behavior
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology
  • Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology

The focus of this online program is to aid students in developing the knowledge that is needed for working directly with a number of individuals in areas, such as correctional facilities, community mental health agencies, and through the court system.

As a graduate of this online forensic psychology degree program you will have the skills that are needed for psychological theories and practices that are needed for identifying offenders in a wide range of forensic settings, and for succeeding in a number of career opportunities in in a correctional institution, psychiatric facility, community-based agency, mental health center, child welfare agency, or 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.

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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