24 months
22140 USD/year
22140 USD/year
Tuition fee
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A two-year, full-time program, the Master of Arts in Forensic and Legal Psychology at Roger Williams University is designed to prepare students for Ph.D. programs focused on research.

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Students work with faculty to design and implement studies addressing empirical questions in clinical/forensic or legal psychology. Students are trained in research design, statistical analysis, as well as clinical assessment and psychological testing. Research practicums or directed research are required as well as a comprehensive thesis.

The M.A. in Forensic and Legal Psychology at Roger Williams University seeks to:

  • Prepare graduate students for further academic training at the doctoral level in applied, clinical, experimental, or legal psychology
  • Provide students with training in research design, statistical analysis, and forensic assessment
  • Provide students with directed research and research practicum experiences that will promote and develop professional skills in forensic and legal psychology
  • Provide students with the requisite skills to design and analyze quality research projects.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Research Design
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychology and Law
  • Introduction to Clinical Assessment
  • Multicultural Competence in Psychological Practice
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • February 1st - Priority Scholarship Consideration Deadline.
  • February 15th - General Application Deadline.


IELTS or TOEFL needed


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
85 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form accompanied by the $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Letter of Intent (two double-spaced pages maximum) describing your interest in Forensic & Legal Psychology, career goals and how you can positively contribute to the graduate program at Roger Williams University
  • Official report of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. 
  • Three letters of recommendation attesting to your potential to succeed in graduate school.
  • Research Writing Sample, generally of 10 or more pages in length, demonstrating your ability to prepare, execute, and present your research. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22140 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22140 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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