Forensic Psychology (M.A.)
Ranked No. 1 Online Master's in Forensic Psychology program in the country.
The Master of Arts (M.A.) in forensic psychology prepares you to apply psychological theory, knowledge, skills and competencies to the civil and criminal justice systems. It is online, part-time and can be completed in about two years.
- Program type:
- Master's Degree
- Est. time to complete:
- 2 years
- Credit hours:
Why Earn a Master's in Forensic Psychology Online at UND?
Forensic psychology 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 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.
Best Online Forensic Psychology Graduate Program in the Nation
UND consistently ranks among the best for educational quality, affordability and career outcomes.
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A Forensic Psychology graduate says earning a master's degree at UND helped further her career.
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A forensic psychology degree offers you flexibility in employment, and provides you 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.
Careers in Forensic Psychology
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
- Juvenile facilities
- Law enforcement/police departments
- Probation/parole services
- Protective services
- Research/risk-assessment agencies
- State forensic units
- Social service agencies
- Trial consulting services
You may also pursue doctoral programs in psychology, criminal justice, forensic psychology, forensic science or law.
UND Forensic Psychology Alumni
Forensic Psychology alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- South Dakota Department of Corrections
- 478th Civil Affairs Battalion