24 months
1018 USD/credit 22905 USD/year
1018 USD/credit 22905 USD/year
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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 include:
  • Research Design
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychology and Law 
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Multicultural Competence in Psychological Practice
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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

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  • International

    22905 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1018 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    22905 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1018 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Bristol

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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