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Forensic Psychology

Master of Arts in Forensic & Counseling Psychology Program (MA)

Who this Program is For

The MA in Forensic & Counseling Psychology is designed to attract a diverse pool of students interested in examining the relationship between Psychology and the legal system.  The program is structured to develop competency through the education and training of individuals who are currently functioning, or wish to be trained to function, in fields that utilize the study and practice of forensic psychology such as court clinics, secured forensic units, correctional facilities, child advocacy centers, forensic assessment and treatment facilities.

Students enrolled in the MA in Forensic Psychology Program will develop knowledge and skills in clinical and forensic practice-oriented coursework that will be comprehensively integrated with extensive fieldwork opportunities.  In essence, the MA in Forensic & Counseling Psychology curriculum provides for an understanding of theory, training, and practice of forensic psychology that will meet the education and degree requirements that will qualify them for licensure as mental health counselors. Further, the MA in Forensic & Counseling Psychology emphasizes the development of students who are committed to the ethical provisions of quality services to culturally diverse clients, agencies, and organizations.

GREs are not required to apply to this program. A minimum amount of prior coursework in Psychology is expected.

Updated 7/16/09

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