Help others across the legal system with a master's in forensic psychology.

Forensics—or the application of science within the legal system—is an increasingly popular field in today’s world. While many may think of crime labs when they hear the word “forensics,” psychology plays an important role in the legal system—and a forensic psychology degree can help you meet the growing need for trained forensic professionals.

What is forensic psychology?

According to the American Psychological Association, forensic psychology is “the application of clinical specialties to the legal arena.” In other words, how psychology can be applied to law and the people involved in the legal system. If this sounds like an interesting field to you, a good forensic psychology program can help you enter this burgeoning profession.

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What can I do with a forensic psychology degree?

While some students enrolled in a forensic psychology program may aim to dive into criminal minds, a forensic psychology degree, such as a master’s in forensic psychology, can prepare you for a wide range of positions. These include but are not limited to:

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

From child custody and personal injury to violent criminal cases, you can use a master’s in forensic psychology to work with a wide range of people involved in the legal system, including but not limited to lawyers, crime victims, police officers, detectives, students, families, defendants, parolees, and prisoners.

How do I enter the field?

Entering this exciting field starts with enrolling in a forensic psychology program to obtain a forensic psychology degree. Many forensic psychology careers require a master’s in forensic psychology in order to gain the advanced skills necessary to work and excel in the field.

Can I get my master’s in forensic psychology online?

Yes. Walden University’s master’s in forensic psychology is one of the few online graduate programs of its kind. Explore how an advanced forensic psychology degree can help you meet your career goals while helping others through the legal system. Learn more about Walden’s forensic psychology program.

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