Forensic Mental Health

Griffith University

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The aim of the Master of Forensic Mental Health program at Griffith University is to provide advanced training to enhance and develop specialist skills and knowledge in students, to assist them to work more effectively with the forensic mental health population.


The Master of Forensic Mental Health program at Griffith University is delivered in collaboration with Queensland Health's Forensic Mental Health Service to provide postgraduate professional training for current or future forensic mental health practitioners, including nurses, psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists. It also provides an extension to undergraduate degrees in nursing, applied science, criminology and criminal justice, and applied psychology. 

Career opportunities

The program is intended for mental health professionals working in (or intending to work in) the forensic mental health field. In addition to health departments specifically catering to forensic patients, the program may be relevant to professionals in related areas such as corrections, families departments and disability services.

Programme Structure

To be eligible for the award of Master of Forensic Mental Health (MForMentH), a student must acquire 120 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 120 credit points for the core courses

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits



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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).
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

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Forensic Mental Health, a student must:

  • hold a three-year bachelor degree in a related field (Psychology, Nursing, Criminology, Social Work or other mental health-related discipline) from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (on a 7-point scale)
  • OR hold a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (on a 7-point scale).
  • CRICOS Provider - 00233E

Tuition Fee

Standard open learning unit fees will apply. Contact Open Universities Australia (OUA) for details.


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Forensic Mental Health
Griffith University