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MS in Forensic Psychology

Become an expert in the exciting and diverse field of forensic psychology.

Are you intrigued by the psychology of criminal behavior and its impact throughout the legal system? Walden’s online MS in Forensic Psychology program allows you to:

  • Tailor your learning to your specific interests and goals.
  • Study coursework that covers topics ranging from understanding violence, risk, and threat assessment to offender and victim behavior.
  • Engage in interactive content and strengthen your real-world knowledge as you learn from top experts in the field.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: November 25, 2019

Limited-Time Offer: Receive a $2,000 grant if you reside in CA, GA, or TX and start this program on November 25, 2019.

Transfer Credits: Up to 24 credits

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Design your own specialization in criminal justice by choosing from a variety of courses related to both the forensic psychology and criminal justice fields.
Gain an understanding of how technology is used in cybercrimes, and how they effect communities.
Examine criminal behavior in a family setting among children, spouses, and the elderly.
Discover how you can engage with the court system and understand expert testimony, jury selection, and eyewitness testimony.
Study how the variety of emotional challenges that military personnel and veterans face can lead to abuse, aggression, and other social issues.
Build your knowledge on stress management, coping strategies, critical incident debriefing, and more.
Design your own specialization by choosing from a variety of courses related to all sectors of criminal justice including crime behavior, victimology, mental health, and more.
Examine need-driven behaviors and how they cause various types of sex offenders. You'll also explore treatment models, media, and technology.
Gain an understanding of the systemic approaches to the issues of public safety, emergency preparedness, and disaster/trauma management.
Examine stress disorders and treatment models for both victims and first responders.


In the MS in Forensic Psychology program, you will:

  • Promote social change through application of advanced psychological concepts/principles within forensic settings
  • Apply psychological theories relevant to criminal behavior in forensic psychology settings
  • Explain the assessment elements (psychological assessment, risk assessment, psychological reports) used within forensic psychology settings

You will also be about to choose either a capstone or a field experience course to apply what you’ve learned to a real problem facing your profession.

Should you choose to pursue your doctorate degree, up to half of the credits earned in this program can then be applied to our PhD in Psychology program.

More about our MS in Forensic Psychology program

The MS in Forensic Psychology program can help prepare you to find work in a variety of roles, including:*

  • Case manager
  • Program director
  • Law enforcement, probation, or correctional officer
  • Court liaison
  • Expert witness
  • Jury consultant
  • Law enforcement advocate
  • Researcher
  • Victims’ advocate

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into this program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials, starting with your application and continuing all the way through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your MS in Forensic Psychology at Walden?

Ginger Jenkins

“I had to make sure the college I chose was accredited and user-friendly with a challenging curriculum."

Ginger Jenkins | MS in Forensic Psychology Graduate, PhD in Psychology Student

This tuition reduction is only available to new students in good standing residing in California, Georgia, or Texas who begin classes on November 25, 2019. This offer may only be combined with the 10% tuition reduction for U.S.-based partner organizations, military reduction, or incremental offers. Student is responsible for other non-tuition costs, including but not limited to university and program and custom-related fees and taxes. The grant funds will be applied to the student’s account approximately 4 to 6 weeks from the start date and applied up to $400 per term for the first 5 consecutive terms after enrollment, beginning in the first term. Student must be enrolled continuously (without break) to receive full grant. Any unused portion due to a break in attendance will be forfeited.

Note on Licensure

The MS in Forensic Psychology program is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.