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
  • Researcher
  • Victim advocate

 

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

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cpus14.pdf

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/press/ppus14pr.cfm

Testimonials

Ginger Jenkins

Ginger L. Jenkins

BS and MS in Forensic Psychology Graduate / PhD in Psychology Student
Now that I’ve graduated, I plan to continue making a difference in the lives of adolescents and to be an advocate for them.
I wish to pursue a PhD in Public Policy and Administration. It will be very beneficial to me because I can complete the program faster than normal based on my academic achievements in the same department.
I have been using my degree to write grants to help special needs children in my community.
Brande Halzelwood MS in Forensic Psychology Graduate
Gabirel Takang MPA Graduate
Gabriel Takang
Elizabeth Brown MPA Graduate
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