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Forensic Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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One of the few programs of its kind in the country, the Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from California Baptist University prepares professionals to offer critical psychological services to the criminal justice system. 

About

The program provides students with an advanced and comprehensive understanding of human development, the biological nature of crime, psychopathology, psychology and law, and criminal profiling.

Why earn your M.A. in Forensic Psychology from California Baptist University ?

Forensic psychology classes are scheduled to allow working professionals the opportunity to pursue their educational and career advancement. Graduates come away with the interdisciplinary knowledge to shape laws and policies that reflect human behavior. Students also develop an understanding of research methodology and its application to forensic psychology.

In the second year of study, students are involved in field experience and on-site supervision in a forensic setting. This may include working an FBI internship, with U.S. Marshalls, victim advocacy, trial advocacy, trial consultant firms, conflict resolution and mediation, rape crisis centers, probation, or parole.

Career opportunities

  • Case manager
  • Administrator
  • Expert witness
  • Mediator
  • Victim advocate
  • Trial consultant
  • Law enforcement consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Legal Research & Reasoning
  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • Theories & Prspctves Crim Behav
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Statistical Analysis 
  • Qualitative Fornsc Rsrch Methods
  • Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Criminal Profiling
  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Advcd Psychopatholgy & Crimnlty
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Practicum 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    57 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or the evaluated equivalency with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for unconditional admission and 2.75 for conditional admission. Applicants with a GPA below 2.75 may be considered for admission with the presentation of a minimum combined score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). GRE not required for applicants with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Official sealed transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Three recommendations
  • Comprehensive essay of at least 500 words that includes the following: purpose for entering the program, religious background, present pattern of spiritual growth and personal faith

Work Experience

Prerequisite coursework:

  • General Psychology 
  • Abnormal Psychology 
  • Methods of Research

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40755 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40755 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition per unit: 725 USD

Funding

Ambassador’s Scholarship (Incoming Freshmen)

  • $12,000 per year
  • 3.5 cumulative weighted GPA and above
  • 1000 SAT or 20 ACT
International Transfer Scholarship (Incoming Domestic Transfers)
  • $8,000 per year
  • 3.3 GPA and above
Need-Based Grants 
  • Global Initiatives Grant – Up to $10,000 per year
  • Grant based upon financial need as determined. International financial aid application required.

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