General Program

Gain a broad understanding of the forensic psychology field and how its principles are applied in a range of settings from correctional institutions to court systems to community-based programs. In this specialization, select electives that will build your knowledge of how forensic psychology professionals work within the legal system and in community-based programs with an emphasis on preventing and reducing criminal behavior.

Completion Requirements

  • 47 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (2 cr.)
    • Core courses (30 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (10 cr.)
    • Capstone Seminar (5 cr.)

Estimated time to completion is 1.5 years. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.


The courses are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Each quarter includes two concurrent 11-week courses.

For students interested in assessment and treatment of forensic populations and in the delivery of traditional mental health services to populations served by the legal system, Walden offers a Forensic Counseling specialization in its M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program. To learn more about this specialization and view the course descriptions, visit.

Note on licensure: The M.S. in Forensic Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.

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