Master - Forensic Psychology

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If you are interested in preparing for a career that requires you to apply psychology principles to a variety of law enforcement and criminal justice settings, then Northcentral University's Master of Science in Forensic Psychology could be for you. Read on for more information about this online master's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Science in Forensic Psychology program offered by Northcentral University is designed to provide you with an in-depth study of human behavior and psychology theories and show you how they apply to a variety of forensic settings. The courses also examine diagnostic tools and assessment methods as well as explore diversity issues and ethical behavior in forensic settings. Additional course topics include psychological research methods, psychological theories of aggression, criminal profiling, and treatment strategies for offenders. You'll also have the opportunity to choose between completing a research project within the capstone course or completing a forensic science internship experience.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you considering enrolling in Northcentral University's MS in Forensic Psychology program, you may already have some psychology knowledge and be interested in the criminal justice field. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Northcentral University's Master of Science in Forensic Psychology requires the completion of 30 credits.

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
PSY 5501 Principles of Forensic Psychology
PSY 5502Psychology of Law and Justice
PSY 6503Forensic Psychology in Correctional Settings
PSY 5107Research Design
PSY 5504Social Psychology and Aggression
PSY 5505Diversity and Forensic Psychology
PSY 5110Applied Statistics
PSY 6506Psychological Evaluation and Treatment of Offenders
PSY 6507Criminal Profiling
PSY 6305
PSY 6311
Capstone in Health Psychology

Internship in Health Psychology

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Once you have graduated from Northcentral University's Master of Science in Forensic Psychology program, you could be ready to pursue a variety of positions where you use psychological principles within criminal justice and law enforcement settings. You may seek positions where you analyze behavior or provide evaluations of defendants and/or victims for various law enforcement departments. Some of the positions you could pursue include:

  • Victim advocate
  • Case manager
  • Jury consultant
  • Forensic consultant
  • Expert witness