Forensic psychology is the intersection of psychology and law. With a Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology online from SNHU, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of the field by practicing and applying leading-edge theories and methods. You'll also explore the responsibilities involved in the field and how they relate to legal, ethical and diversity issues.
Whether you consult with the courts as an evaluator of defendants and victims or work with correctional facilities, law offices, police departments or the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the forensic psychology program prepares you to crack the criminal mind, help victims and play a key role in the criminal justice system.
A goalkeeper has 0.08 of a second to make a decision on how to stop a penalty kick, Dr. Michael Hendery, SNHU’s psychology chairman, told former MLS player Calen Carr. Years of training plus split-second information processing can help pull out a win.
By choosing the concentration in forensic psychology, you'll enhance your master's in psychology degree - and your professional skill set. This specialized program will provide insight into your role as a forensic psychology professional by allowing you to practice and apply forensic psychological theories and methods. Forensic psychology concentration graduates possess knowledge and skills in research, analysis, assessment, human behavior and working effectively with others.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master’s in psychology at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 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 coursework in the following three areas:
For those who do not meet the minimum requirements, the following courses may be required:
This program does not prepare you for state licensure.
Forensic psychology professionals work in family, civil or criminal courts, analyzing criminal behavior and providing evaluations of defendants and victims. Others work in correctional facilities, law offices, police departments and colleges - even in the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
While this graduate program does not lead to licensure or certification in forensic psychology, it will prepare you to pursue doctoral-level coursework or other graduate programs.
With the forensic psychology concentration, you'll learn to apply psychology research and theories to real-world contexts. Courses are taught by instructors with professional credentials and relevant, real-world experience.
Total Credits: 36
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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