Program 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.

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.

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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    Requirements

    Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements. 

    Basic requirements for all programs:

    • Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
    • Acknowledgement agreement
    • All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
    • Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable

    Minimum level of education required:

    • Must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution
    • Minimum grade point average of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale

    School Overview

    An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers both foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so that what you’re learning in your courses is immediately applicable to your career goals.

    Respected programs that move you forward
    Organizations around the world have acknowledged Capella’s commitment to quality education with accreditations, state approvals, certifications, awards, recognitions, and designations. Right now, more than 37,000 students are expanding their opportunities with Capella programs. 

    Online education. Two ways.
    Our FlexPath format lets you set your own deadlines and move at your own pace. Our GuidedPath format offers extra structure for those who need it.

    Explore options in key professions

    • Analytics
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    • Counseling
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    • Education (K–12 & Higher Education)
    • Emergency Management
    • Health Care Administration
    • Human Services
    • Information Assurance and Security
    • Information Technology
    • Nursing
    • Psychology
    • Public Administration
    • Public Health
    • Social Work

    Multiple ways to help you save

    • Employer and association discounts
    • Military discounts
    • Transfer credit
    • Scholarships
    • Streamlined programs
    • Guides (online resource)
    • Credit for real-world learning

    Online flexibility and personalized support 
    At Capella, online learning means you can take your courseroom anywhere, learning when and where it fits your life. And if you need backup, support services are available every step of the way.

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