Forensic Psychology is a rapidly growing specialty area of psychology. It broadly refers to the application of psychological theory, knowledge, skills and competencies to the civil and criminal justice systems.
Forensic psychologists focus on the application of psychology to questions and issues relating to law and to the legal systems.
Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology
The University of North Dakota's online Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology program prepares you to apply psychology to legal systems. It emphasizes how to relate psychological evaluations to the criminal justice and social service systems.
UND's online Forensic Psychology program gives you:
knowledge of advanced psychological concepts and theories
outstanding analytical, statistical and evaluation skills
enhanced communication skills needed to function effectively in forensic settings
in-depth understanding of our legal system and the roles forensic psychologists play
The program focuses on developing the skills and knowledge you need to work in the field of forensic psychology, including how to:
conduct focus groups and assists lawyers in trial preparation and jury selection
select and utilize the most appropriate instruments for forensic assessment or evaluation
testify as an expert witness
provide agencies with research-based program evaluations
assist courts and state agencies in addressing forensic issues, such as: