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Forensic Psychology

Arizona State University

12 months
15640 USD/year
15640 USD/year
14328 USD/year
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The Forensic Psychology MSc program from Arizona State University provides working professionals with an understanding of mental health issues and human behavior with respect to crime and the criminal justice and legal systems.


The curriculum involves specialized coursework in criminal law, criminal behavior, the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, and legal decision-making. Through these courses, students learn about the various roles for psychologists in the legal system and help them discover which roles they might like to pursue through careers in mental health, criminal justice or through additional graduate training. Graduates will not be license-eligible for clinical practice but will be well prepared to enter advanced degree and continuing education programs in counseling and related fields.

Career Opportunities

The Forensic Psychology MSc program from Arizona State University opens the door to a wide variety of careers. The field of forensic psychology offers many career options, from consulting on public policy to working within the criminal justice system. Many forensic psychologists will work in the court system in order to help lawyers, judges and juries better understand the motivations behind criminal behavior. Some graduates choose this path to advocate on behalf of underserved populations, including African-Americans, Latinos, those from lower-economic areas, children or those with mental illness.

Career examples include:

  • correctional counselor
  • crime analyst
  • forensic research psychologists
  • forensic social worker
  • investigative journalist
  • jail supervisor
  • jury consultant
  • police consultant
  • probation officer
  • victim advocate

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Legal Psychology
  • Advanced Forensic Psychology
  • Advanced Correctional Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Methods
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Seminar in Criminal Justice
  • Seminar in Courts and Sentencing

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in psychology, criminal justice, social science or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • letters of recommendation
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15640 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15640 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14328 USD per year during 12 months.


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