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Forensic Psychology
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

Interested in developing a professional understanding of the criminal mind? Our online master’s in clinical psychology, forensic psychology specialization equips you with skills and insights to advance your abilities in a specialized field. This program helps you develop research and evidence-based practices with a focus on cultural and social diversity. You’ll explore the intersection of human behavior and the criminal mind, while strengthening your grasp of criminal law and legal institutions. The coursework is also designed to set you on a direct path to doctoral study.

Scholar-practitioner faculty

Learn the latest in theory and practice from experienced doctoral faculty who are actively engaged in their professions.

Relevant & applicable

Our competency-based learning model allows you to apply new and valuable skills to the work you do every day.

Direct path to doctoral study

The coursework meets many of the prerequisites for PhD and professional doctorate programs in psychology, helping to set you on a direct path to doctoral study.

Classes start July 11

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 5 Core courses
  • 6 Specialization courses

Reduce your tuition by $2,500

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2.5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MS in Forensic Psychology degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MS in clinical psychology, forensic psychology specialization.

Job titles to explore

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty of forensic psychology courses
  • Instructor
  • Forensic analyst
  • Forensic interviewer
  • Forensic researcher
  • Forensic assessment specialist
  • Forensic case worker
  • Forensic consultant

Employment settings to explore

  • Self-employed (contract with attorneys)
  • Community college
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Government – local, state, federal
  • Department of corrections
  • Department of probation and parole courts

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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