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Forensic Psychology Specialization Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Science

Overview

You can make a positive impact in your community with the Master’s in Forensic Psychology specialization at Capella. Our program will equip you to explore trends in criminal behavior using research and evidence-based practices that take into account cultural and social diversity. The curriculum offers broad exposure to the field of clinical psychology as well as specific focus on psychology and the law, techniques in forensic practice, and issues and trends in forensic psychology. The coursework also is designed to set you on a direct path to graduate study at the doctoral level.

You will learn from experienced faculty through a curriculum designed to provide the skills to effectively use psychology in legal and public policy arenas in an ethical, academically informed, and research-based manner.

Degree Outcomes

With a Master's in Forensic Psychology from Capella, you'll understand advanced psychological concepts and theories, develop analytical, statistical, and evaluation skills and gain in-depth understanding of our legal system and the roles forensic psychologists play within it. You may work in a prison or state hospital setting, or serve as a consultant for a broad range of organizations.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online program in forensic psychology include forensic researcher, case worker, analyst, or adjunct or part-time faculty. Potential work places include addiction service centers, civil and criminal courts, juvenile facilities, law enforcement/police departments, prisons/jails, probation/parole services, protective services, research/risk-assessment agencies, state forensic units, social service agencies, trial consulting services, community college, or land-based or online college/university.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start November 6th

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$20,570$28,165*   MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$485 per credit, 55 total quarter credits, 15 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable–there are more ways to save than you might think. 

10% Military Discount

Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a discount.

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Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

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Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
PSY6210 Introduction to Psychopathology
PSY7610 Tests and Measurements
PSY8340 Psychology and the Law
PSY8350 Techniques of Forensic Practice
PSY8360 Issues and Trends in Forensic Practice

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Advisors

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Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now. 

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than resumes and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning–beyond graduation.

Ready for the Next Step?

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