Concordia University - Saint Paul

MAHS in Forensic Behavioral Health


1828 Concordia Ave

Saint Paul, MN 55104

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MAHS in Forensic Behavioral Health

Format: Online

Program Description:

Concordia partnered with the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) to offer this program. The program targets professionals who have an interest in the field of forensic behavioral health, criminal justice, legal, and related care systems. The partnership enhances curriculum and professional training by using a comprehensive educational approach that focuses on forensic disciplines and current criminal justice issues.

Program Outcomes

This program will provide human service professionals significant detail regarding the disabilities and disorders often associated with people involved in the criminal justice, legal, and forensic behavioral health care systems. In addition, students will learn evidence-based practices and intervention strategies that have demonstrated positive success with improving the lives of individuals involved in the criminal justice and legal systems.

  • Students will explore the historical overview and role of human service professionals delivering services across diverse settings.
    Students will discuss the rationale behind why individuals commit crimes and the impact it has on victims, families and communities.
    Students will be exposed to the factors, limitations and considerations facing individuals involved in criminal justice, legal, and forensic behavioral health care systems.
    Students will learn about interventions and evidence-based assessment, and prevention techniques as well as common community-based resources
    Students will develop enhanced communication skills, problem-solving strategies, advocacy, and credible courtroom testimony skills, as well as ethical and legal practices that human service professionals need to follow when working within the forensic behavioral health system.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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