M.A. in Forensic Psychology
Students in The Chicago School's Forensic master's program are trained to apply psychology within the legal system and related fields. They benefit from a broad range of applied and real-world learning experiences through the campus' Forensic Training Institute and may participate in projects such as working on a city-wide Prison Re-Entry Project; providing forensic assessment, clinical treatment, and program measurement services; and conducting staff training for prosecuting and defense attorney and LAPD officers. Through the preparation and presentation of training materials at the Forensic Training Institute, students develop an in-depth understanding of topics covered in the classroom and develop essential contacts within the forensic community.
Graduates may work with individuals residing in correctional institutions, psychiatric facilities, or community-based agencies, or they may work with the court system, the federal criminal justice and security systems, or victimized or traumatized populations. In these settings, they may provide psychotherapy and other services to help minimize or eliminate the psychiatric symptoms that led to their patients' criminal acts. Students learn to help perform assessments, interventions, and treatment planning for various problems and populations, and are prepared to work in legal and public policy arenas.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
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