Master of Science in Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychology is the study of how mental health and human behavior intersect with the law and the criminal justice system. This online Master of Science in Forensic Psychology program provides an overview of forensic psychology for students interested in career advancement, additional graduate study, or personal interest. The ASU Program on Law and Behavioral Science is one of the premier groups of scholars working on psychology-law topics in the world. The online MS in Forensic Psychology program will provide working professionals with an understanding of mental health issues and human behavior with respect to crime and the legal system. It involves specialized coursework on criminal law, criminal behavior, the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, and legal decision making.

Course syllabus:

  1. Advanced Legal Psychology

  2. Advanced Correctional Psychology

  3. Psychopathology

  4. Research Methods

  5. Quantitative Analysis I

  6. Seminar in Criminal Justice

  7. Seminar in Courts and Sentencing

  8. Capstone in Forensic Psychology