Graduate Catalog

Forensic Psychology Specialization

The Forensic Psychology Specialization is available to all students who are following the 60‑credit MS Clinical Psychology option. While all students are required to take PSY-637, the Forensic Psychology Specialization requires an additional two courses (6 credits) PSY-627 and PSY-634, as well as a forensic focused master’s thesis and forensic practicum and internship experiences.

The specialization has a focus on training master level clinicians in the laws that govern the field of clinical forensic psychology. Students will attain skills necessary to provide clinical services within the legal system. This will also enhance the eligibility of psychology masters students for doctoral study in forensic and clinical psychology. Graduates with the Forensic Psychology Specialization may be eligible for positions related to providing expert testimony, conducting competency evaluations, providing clinical services to incarceration programs, juvenile detention, social and legal agencies, and agencies working with victims and offenders.

Specialization in Forensic Psychology (9 credits)

Required Courses

PSY-627LAW & FORENSIC PSYCH:RES&PRAC

3

PSY-634PRINCI APPL FORENSIC PSYCHO

3

PSY-637ADV FOR PSY: ASSESS & TREAT

3