According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2009 more than 7.2 million people were on probation, in jail or prison, or on parole at year-end—one in every 32 adults.* At the same time, an estimated 5,018,900 adults were under supervision in their community either on probation or parole.

The M.S. in Forensic Psychology can help prepare you to find work in a variety of positions, including:

  • Case manager
  • Clinical and program director
  • Correctional officer
  • Court liaison
  • Expert witness
  • Forensic treatment specialist
  • Jury consultant
  • Law enforcement advocate
  • Researcher
  • Victims’ advocate

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

*Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, Total Correctional Population, Summary Findings, on the Internet at http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=11 (viewed online September 1, 2011).

Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, Community Corrections, Summary Findings, on the Internet at http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=15 (viewed online September 1, 2011).

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.


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