NCU Launches New Master of Science in Forensic Psychology

Provided by NorthCentral University

Forensic psychology provides critical insight into what motivates human behavior as it applies to the judicial system. Forensic psychologists are needed within the legal system for roles such as case managers, clinical directors, court liaisons, forensic treatment specialists, jury consultants and law enforcement advocates.

According to the American Board of Forensic Psychology, forensic psychology “is the application of the science and profession of psychology to questions and issues relating to law and the legal system.” According to clinical psychologists working with students today, one of the reasons for growth in this field is the role of forensic psychology in popular television culture.

Northcentral University recently launched an online Master of Science in Forensic Psychology program* that focuses on the application of psychological principles, research, and diagnostic and assessment tools within forensic settings.

According to James Billings, Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, “NCU’s Master of Science in Forensic Psychology degree has been designed to equip students for the important work of understanding the criminal mind and the root causes of criminal and antisocial behavior. They will be prepared for a variety of career paths that rely on the expertise of forensic psychologists. Students will be led through their program by mentoring professors in NCU’s one-to-one learning model.”

In NCU’s Forensic Psychology program, for example, the 30-credit master’s degree program examines human behavior and its expression in legal settings; utilizes diagnostic and assessment tools in a forensic setting; and designs and synthesizes research related to judicial systems and law enforcement.

NCU’s programs are designed specifically for the independent self-starters who seek a higher degree in their educational journey. No matter where the students live, by enrolling to earn their master’s degree in forensic psychology online at NCU, they have the opportunity to join a vast network of professionals who are making a difference around the world.

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