According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than 6.8 million people were on probation, in jail or prison, or on parole at the end of 2014—one in every 36 adults.* At the same time, an estimated 4.7 million adults were under supervision in their community, either on probation or parole.†
Statistics like this point to a growing need for nonclinical professionals who understand these forensic populations and others, including substance abusers, sex offenders, victims of violence, at-risk youth, and military veterans.
The MS in Forensic Psychology can help prepare you to work in a variety of positions, including:
- Case manager
- Program director
- Law enforcement, probation, or correctional officer
- Court liaison
- Expert witness
- Jury consultant
- Law enforcement advocate
- Victim advocate
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.