With 10 focused forensic psychology specializations such as Family Violence, Sex Offender Behavior, Cybercrimes, Terrorism, and Police Psychology, you’ll gain the expertise you need to drive positive change within the legal system.

Walden’s online MS in Forensic Psychology program prepares you to apply strong new insights, skills, and perspectives to a variety of nonclinical roles in areas like cybercrimes, criminal investigative analysis and profiling, terrorism, and victim advocacy. Explore the biological, psychological, and social factors impacting criminal behavior. Evaluate psychological approaches and their effectiveness in dealing with offenders. Examine research methods used in forensic assessments, and learn to evaluate and enhance systems and programs aimed at forensic populations.

Why choose Walden for your MS in Forensic Psychology?

  • Focus on your interests. In addition to our General Program, which provides a broad overview of the field, you can choose from one of 10 specializations to help you develop subject matter expertise and tailor your degree to your personal interests and professional experience.

  • Enjoy engaging coursework. Multimedia elements bring course content to life and allow you to understand criminal behavior on a deeper level. These include interactive case studies, podcasts, expert interviews, and our unique interactive learning community.

  • Enhance your real-world knowledge. Your capstone or in-person field experience takes you beyond television crime drama and into the true workings of the criminal justice system.

  • Learn from subject matter experts. Walden’s core faculty includes well-known authors and thought leaders in this exciting field.

  • Earn credits toward your PhD. Apply up to half of your coursework to our PhD in Psychology program, saving you time and money should you choose to pursue your doctorate.

When you earn your master’s degree in forensic psychology at Walden, you’ll develop a stronger understanding of specific criminal behavior—and develop the expertise needed to make a difference within the criminal justice system. You’ll also make a positive impact for surrounding communities and the first responders and professionals who serve those communities.

I wanted to enact transformative change, to be a voice for the marginalized. I knew I needed to become a subject-matter expert. Avon Hart-Johnson 

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

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