PsyD in Clinical Forensic Psychology; PhD in Clinical Forensic Psychology
At the California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS), we strive to provide students with high-quality education that combines not only classroom learning but real-world practice. The Clinical Forensic Psychology PsyD emphasizes the application of clinical and forensic psychological theory and practice in varied settings. These settings may include prison systems, jails, juvenile halls, courts, private practice, hospitals and police departments. The distinction between the Clinical Forensic Psychology PsyD and the Clinical Forensic Psychology PhD is one of career emphasis. The PsyD is a shorter four-year program as a result of reduced emphasis on research and policy. The PsyD program prepares students to work as professional, licensed psychologists in forensic settings rather than emphasizing administration. However, research skills are obtained and may comprise a facet of one’s forensic practice. PsyD students will receive training and practical experience working with clients in forensic settings described above.
The Clinical Forensic Psychology PhD is a five year program with a research emphasis, but with additional focus on obtaining clinical licensure and professional practice. In the Forensic Clinical PhD program, students are trained as forensic clinicians, where the focus is on working with forensic populations. Coursework emphasizes an integration between forensic clinical psychology, forensic research, criminology and law. Many graduates of our clinical programs go on to become licensed psychologists, working with law enforcement, or working on forensic-related issues in private practice. Others apply their expertise in academia or toward informing public policy.
Alliant International University is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Other Specialized Institutions
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 1,000 - 4,999