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Forensic Psychology

Holy Names University

12 months
1054 USD/credit 41106 USD/year
1054 USD/credit 41106 USD/year
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Prepare to work as a change agent within your community. This degree program is based on a philosophy of restorative justice and designed to prepare students to make an impact in the criminal justice system. 


Students learn about engaging individuals through the lens of the principles of forensic psychology, co-occurring mental health and substance use behaviors, and post-traumatic disorders. The program also engages in the critical analysis of our criminal justice institutions, especially in thinking about how various groups informed by race, gender, gender orientation, class, etc., are impacted by our current system of justice.

The programme

Our graduates have taken their forensic learning into diverse arenas, including correctional facilities, community -based advocacy contexts, and court-accountable programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Foundations of Counseling: Models and Skills
  • Forensic Psychology and the Law
  • Psychology of Criminal Behavior
  • Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment
  • Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of the Victim
  • Forensics: Psychometrics and Assessment
  • Forensic Psychology Professional Practice Seminar
  • Advanced Issues in Correctional and Community Counseling
  • Human Diversity in Counseling
  • Domestic Violence Assessment and Treatment
  • Supervised Practicum and Case Seminar
  • Integrating Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts of ALL college/university coursework completed previously, including date of bachelor's degree completion (must be in sealed envelope from registrar of college/university)
  • Admissions Essay: The faculty of the Counseling and Forensic Psychology Programs of Holy Names University and the university are committed to students’ development of ethical practice, clinical competence and assessment of personal fitness for the profession. 
  • Interview with the Admissions Committee for the Counseling and Forensic Psychology Program.
  • Two recommendations from previous professors or current or previous work supervisors. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41106 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1054 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    41106 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1054 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Oakland

1690 - 3100 USD /month
Living costs

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


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