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Forensic Psychology

Nova Southeastern University

12 months
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815 USD/credit
815 USD/credit
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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

Language

English
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).
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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.
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Credits

24 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

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).
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Start practicing IELTS today!
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.
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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

  • International

    815 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 815 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    815 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 815 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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