Why earn a master's in forensic psychology?

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Forensic psychology and criminology is a rapidly growing specialty area of psychology. Through the online master's degree program at the University of North Dakota, you'll gain:

  • Knowledge of advanced psychological concepts and theories.
  • Outstanding analytical, statistical and evaluation skills.
  • Specific forensic-relevant knowledge.
  • In-depth understanding of our legal system.

The majority of the curriculum focuses on the relationship between law and psychology. The online forensic psychology graduate program will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to work in the field of forensic psychology, including how to:

  • Conduct focus groups and assist lawyers in trial preparation and jury selection.
  • Select and utilize the most appropriate tools for assessment or evaluation.
  • Provide research-based program evaluations.
  • Assist courts and state agencies in addressing forensic issues.

This online program is designed with working professionals in mind. Students have careers in law enforcement, military, social service agencies and hospitals, among others.

Forensic Psychology Master's at UND

  • Take courses through our online learning management system. Courses are 100% online and delivered in the traditional academic term format. You never have to come to campus.

  • Get online support, such as tutoring, library, tech support and advising services. You'll have access to our Career Services, which will help you find a job before or after graduation.

  • Earn an affordable, accredited education, wherever you are. There are no residency requirements or GRE requirement.

  • Do a supervised field placement in a real-world clinical or community setting.

  • Choose to perform an intensive study in areas such as interrogation, eyewitness testimony or psychology in the classroom.

  • Pick from a wide selection of electives where you can hone in on a special topic.

What can you do with a master's in forensic psychology?


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A forensic psychology master's degree offers you flexibility in employment. You'll graduate with concrete professional skills that will advance your career in behavioral sciences. Specifically, you'll learn how to provide the psychological services needed by the legal community.

You may also pursue doctoral programs in psychology, criminal justice, forensic psychology, forensic science or law.

With a master's degree in forensic psychology, you can work for a variety of organizations, including:

  • Addiction service centers
  • Child care/advocacy agencies
  • Community mental health centers
  • Family, civil and criminal courts
  • Hospitals
  • Military
  • Juvenile facilities
  • Law enforcement/police departments
  • Prisons/jails
  • Probation/parole services
  • Protective services
  • Research/risk-assessment agencies
  • State forensic units
  • Social service agencies
  • Trial consulting services

UND Forensic Psychology graduates have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Jury Consultant
  • South Dakota Department of Corrections
  • 478th Civil Affairs Battalion

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Forensic Psychology Master's

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