Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University offers a Master of Science in Forensic Psychology. Earning an advanced education in the critical field of forensic psychology will give graduate students the opportunity to excel within or enter challenging and rewarding careers. Students of the program will use the core course work to delve into the intrinsic concepts of:

  • Psychopathology, Personality Disorders, and Behavioral Interventions in Forensic Settings
  • Methods & Tools of Psychological & Violence Risk Assessment
  • Evaluation, Methodology, and Psychological Research
  • Ethical Concerns & Multicultural Issues in Forensic Psychology
  • Communication Skills and Tools in Forensic Psychology
  • Best Practices and Policies for the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System
  • Gender Violence: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Child Abuse

Graduates of the program will contribute the necessary professional demeanor and training to perform in the multi-faceted functions where psychology is used. Successful graduates can pursue careers in areas or fields of work in court cases, law enforcement, criminal justice, national security offices, prisons, social services agencies, child welfare agencies, and treatment facilities.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university. A 3.0 GPA. Resume or CV. Two letters of recommendation. Essay. Required to attend 2 Residential Institutes per academic year. Each RI is 5 days.

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.


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