Forensic Psychology, M.A. | Fairleigh Dickinson University | Madison, United States
18 months
Duration
623 USD/credit 12460 USD/year
623 USD/credit 12460 USD/year
623 USD/credit 12460 USD/year
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About

The Forensic Psychology M.A. program at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) is designed to offer students the maximum possible exposure to the broad field of forensic psychology, while at the same time streamlining a curriculum that allows students to graduate in 1.5 years.

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Overview

The primary objectives of the Forensic Psychology M.A. program at Fairleigh Dickinson University are to provide a functional terminal degree for students who wish to prepare for master’s-level forensic jobs (e.g., in juvenile /adult courts, correctional settings, law enforcement, research departments, or forensic psychiatric settings), and provide a springboard for students interested in pursuing advanced graduate training in forensic psychology. Students complete coursework covering various areas of clinical and forensic psychology. In addition, students gain invaluable clinical experience through the completion of a 300-hour externship placement and have the option to participate in forensic research.

Program Highlights

  • Class sizes are small (~10-15 students) in order to create a dynamic and interactive learning experience. 
  • All applicants accepted to the program will pay a reduced tuition rate of $623/credit, for a total program cost of $22,428.
  • Students have the option to participate in a week-long trip to FDU’s campus in England for a special immersion in British Common Law.
  • The GRE exam is not required when applying to this program, and there is no application fee.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics and Research Methods
  • Psychopathology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychological Basis of Criminal Behavior
  • Evaluating Criminal Responsibility and Competency to Stand Trial
  • Forensic Evaluation & Assessment 
  • Forensic Interviewing Techniques

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
70

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
70

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online graduate school application.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A personal statement clearly explaining your fit for the program, your interests in forensic psychology, and your career goals.
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from all institutions attended. Applicants must have completed coursework in Introductory Psychology, Statistics, and Abnormal Psychology. Although there is no minimum GPA required, competitive applicants typically have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Official transcripts to be submitted at a later date upon acceptance to the program.
  • Two letters of recommendation (preferably from professors, although one may be submitted from a supervisor from a practicum, internship, or research experience).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 623 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    12460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 623 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • In-State

    12460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 623 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Madison

1793 - 4414 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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