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M.S. in Forensic Psychology - Psychology & Legal Systems

Walden University



Are you looking for an online program that will give you the flexibility that is needed for maintaining you current life commitments, while enabling you with the knowledge needed for working with psychological aspects of the Legal Systems? Then the online M.S. in Forensic Psychology - Psychology & Legal Systems degree from Walden University is the ideal program for you.

Throughout the course of this online forensic psychology degree program, students will investigate the various ways in which court systems and psychology interact, which includes a basic understanding of expert testimony, jury selection, and eyewitness testimony.

During the course of this online forensic psychology degree program, students will take a number of Psychology & Legal Systems courses that cover 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
  • Mental Health Law
  • Psychology in the Courts
  • Police Psychology

The main focus of this online degree in forensic psychology is to guide its students in preparing to work with police departments or other law enforcement agencies in aiding in their officer selection and training, stress management, critical incident stress debriefing, hostage negotiations, and selection of special operations officers.

Also, this program will instill in its students the knowledge that is needed for applying various psychological practices and theories in a variety of career areas, 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.

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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