MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology


Pursue a Master’s in Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychology is the intersection of psychology and law. Forensic psychology professionals work in family, civil or criminal courts, offering psychotherapy services, mental evaluations and assessments of defendants and victims. Other forensic psychologists work in correctional facilities, law offices, police departments and colleges - even in the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

At Southern New Hampshire University, you can enhance your master’s in psychology - and your professional skillset – with a concentration in forensic psychology. Gain an understanding of the forensic psychologist’s role by practicing and applying forensic psychological theories and methods. You’ll also explore the responsibilities of the field and how they relate to legal, ethical and diversity issues.

While this forensic psychology graduate program does not lead to licensure or certification in forensic psychology, it will prepare you to pursue other graduate programs or future licensing opportunities.

Advantages of the Online Master’s in Forensic Psychology Concentration

  • One of the most affordable online forensic psychology graduate programs available
  • Developed by doctoral-prepared experts in the field of psychology
  • Offered by a private, nonprofit, fully accredited university
  • No GMAT or GRE required for admission
  • Classes taught by practiced faculty with professional experience
  • Earn your degree in as few as 15 months (with two courses per 10-week term)
  • The only university on Fast Company’s 2012 World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies list

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options.  Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.

The online master’s in Psychology degree program requires individuals to have earned a BA/BS in Psychology or a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and have completed undergraduate course work in the following two areas:

  • Social Science Statistics
  • Research methods in a social science

For those who do not meet the minimum requirements, the following courses may be required:

SCS-501: Foundations in Statistics
The focus of this course is to enable students to develop a foundation of basic statistical literacy. Students will be able to assess the role of statistics in quantitative research and mixed methodologies, as well as develop the competency to perform basic statistical calculations. An awareness of the relationship between computation and interpretation will be addressed. Students will focus on the analysis of real-world data and research situations to illustrate the process of interpreting the meaning underlying the data, and how statistics can be utilized to address important questions.
SCS-502: Foundations in Research Methods
In this course, students will examine applied aspects of research methods and experimental design at the graduate level, which includes qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods that are commonly utilized in social science research. Students will investigate procedures used to gather and analyze data and acquire real-world skills required to design and conduct research in future courses.

This program does not prepare you for state licensure.

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