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Psychology with an Emphasis in Forensic Psychology

Grand Canyon University

2 months
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557 USD/credit 20052 USD/full
557 USD/credit 20052 USD/full
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The Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Forensic Psychology program at Grand Canyon University provides a thorough grounding in the advanced principles of human psychology, criminal behavior and societal responses to criminal behavior.

Overview

Key facts

The legal system depends on skilled professionals dedicated to making communities safer. Forensic psychologists fulfill a critical role in the criminal justice system. At the intersection of psychology, law and criminal justice, forensic psychology is the application of scientific principles to the legal process.

Students acquire a framework of statistical analysis and research skills that can be applied to timely and relevant topics in criminal behavior. The modern curriculum covers current legal system programs, policies and ethical practices. It encourages students to proactively improve criminal justice processes and human rehabilitation. 

The Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Forensic Psychology program at Grand Canyon University emphasizes the main objectives of the profession: to reduce crime rates and successfully rehabilitate criminals so that they may become productive members of society.

Careers

Forensic psychology is a rewarding career path for individuals who desire to make a positive difference in their communities. An MS in forensic psychology may open the door to exciting possibilities in government or law enforcement agencies. 

Forensic psychologists are in demand across a range of settings, including within rehabilitation centers, police departments, law firms, prisons and private practices. These professionals can work directly with police officers and investigators, victims of crimes, criminal offenders, attorneys and corrections officials.

Some forensic psychologists work as researchers, seeking to enhance the profession’s understanding of criminal behavior and the criminal mind. Some jobs that may be related to this degree include the following:

  • Victim advocate
  • Court liaison
  • Jury consultant
  • Police consultant
  • Corrections consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Studies in the Liberal Arts
  • Contemporary and Ethical Issues in Psychology 
  • Social and Cultural Psychology 
  • Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • Psychology and the Legal System
  • Graduate Statistics

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.8
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
500

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher. 
  • If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores: GMAT, GRE.

Tuition Fee

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    20052 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 557 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    20052 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 557 USD per credit during 2 months.

Funding

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