The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

M.A. Forensic Psychology

Address:

901 15th. St. NW

Washington, DC 20005

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. Forensic Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

A master’s degree in Forensic Psychology will open doors to a variety of professional opportunities that apply the art and science of psychology to the understanding and functioning of legal and related fields.

Students obtain a solid understanding of a range of issues, such as juvenile delinquency, criminal behavior, child custody, domestic violence, substance abuse, trauma, victimology, insanity and competency to stand trial, sexual offenders, violence and risk assessment, and expert testimony.

Students in the program have the opportunity to take advantage of the school’s proximity to key agencies important to study in this field—organizations such as the FBI, NCIS, Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital, the Supreme Court, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Virginia Department of Corrections. Through a range of community partnerships, faculty members integrate the resources of such agencies through site visits, courtroom observations, field research, internships, and distinguished speakers. Students also benefit from a variety of applied learning experiences rarely available at other schools and are prepared to practice forensic psychology in an ethical, academically informed, and research-based manner.

Accreditation:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities http://www.thechicagoschool.edu/why-us/accreditation/

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Federal Financial Aid available.

Locale: Large City