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M.Sc. Online

Forensic Psychology

Nova Southeastern University

12 months
Duration
840 USD/credit 20160 USD/year
840 USD/credit 20160 USD/year
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About

The Master of Science in Forensic Psychology is a 36-credit online program that provides students with insight into the intersection of psychology and legal issues. Students at Nova Southeastern University gain an understanding of what forensic psychologists do and will learn how to apply this training in a variety of professional contexts.

Overview

Key facts:

  • This Forensic Psychology degree program will provide students with the professional training necessary to function at an optimal level in a variety of forensic settings where psychology is used including: courts, law enforcement, criminal justice, national security offices, prisons, social services agencies, child welfare agencies, and treatment facilities.
  • Many students in our program at Nova Southeastern University have specialized in law, mental health or other health services and want to work in the forensic area. Others are interested in furthering their careers and assuming more senior level positions. Some of our students use this degree to make them more competitive when applying for a doctoral program.
  • The online format and non-clinical curriculum make the program an excellent option for working professionals needing to integrate graduate study with job responsibilities. The program also targets those living in rural or frontier areas in and outside the United States, those with limited or no access to this type of graduate level educational program, and individuals working non-traditional shift schedules, such as those in law enforcement, corrections, national security, and the military.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Forensic Psychological Science
  • Psychopathology, Personality Disorders, and Behavioral Interventions in Forensic Settings
  • Methods & Tools of Psychological & Violence Risk Assessment
  • Evaluation, Methodology, and Psychological Research
  • Ethical Concerns & Multicultural Issues in Forensic Psychology
  • Best Practices and Policies for the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

24 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete online application form.
  • Submit a nonrefundable application fee of US $50
  • Submit a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Official transcripts from all schools attended and/or agency evaluation of foreign degree must be submitted.
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 credits of undergraduate study OR completion of a minimum of 18 credits of graduate study with a GPA of 3.0 or better OR completion of the GRE test with a preferred score of 300 or 1000 (previous version of exam) in the verbal and quantitative sections.
  • Submit a 500-word essay explaining your interest in the field of Forensic Psychology. 
  • Submit two academic or professional letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your aptitude for graduate study.
  • Show proof of English proficiency (if applicable)
  • An interview may be required for admission to the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 840 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 840 USD per credit during 12 months.

Funding

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