Doctor of Philosophy in Forensic Psychology / Criminal Justice (BS Entry)
Walden University

Program Details

Students can choose classes to fit their personal and professional interests with the Criminal Justice concentration of Walden University’s PhD in Forensic Psychology degree program. Along with core classes, students have the opportunity to select Criminal Justice degree online courses from any specialization.

This online Forensic Psychology degree examines the ways in which forensic psychology professionals, criminal justice practitioners, and victim advocates work together. Courses allow students to gain a deep understanding of Forensic Psychology as well as Criminal Justice practice and theory. This degree program has two tracks: Track I is available to students with a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology; Track II is a pathway for students with a master’s degree in an unrelated field. 

Core classes examine topics such as:

  • The intersection of crime, psychology, and the law
  • Understanding violence, risk, and threat assessment
  • Legal issues and social change in forensic psychology

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • This program requires at least two on-campus residencies.

Restricted States

Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota