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Liberty University’s 100% online Masters of Science in Criminal Justice – Forensic Psychology, is designed to equip you with the tools you need to successfully understand the laws and legal practices of the criminal justice system while applying your knowledge of social-cognitive psychology. You will study topics and trends in criminal justice, the fundamentals of forensic psychology, human resources management in criminal justice organizations, and the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders into society. You will learn directly from experts in the fields of criminal justice and forensic psychology through our interactive courses and the personalization of unique learning styles offered through our online curriculum.
The Masters in Criminal Justice online degree offers you the unique opportunity to understand the relationship between the criminal justice system and the real world application of forensic psychology. With a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology, you will have the option to work in state prison systems, community corrections agencies, federal, state, and local law enforcement, and victim’s services. Becoming a graduate of our M.S. in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology Degree will allow you to stand out among your peers in both the criminal justice system and the field of criminal psychology. As a final step to the completion of this program, you will write a theses proposal, which will give you the chance to make an academic contribution to the current published research in criminal justice.
You will study a wide variety of topics, some of which include the admissibility of psychologists to provide expert testimony in the courts, assessment of various mental states to meet legal requirements for competency, working in the criminal justice system, and child custody and dependency issues. In addition, you will receive an introduction to crisis theory and strategies required for criminal justice first responders. Our forensic psychology courses also cover the methods and theories of psychology and their application within the legal system. You will gain an understanding of how the field of psychology and psychological research applies to law enforcement, the judicial process, and the corrections process.
Upon completion of this program, you will possess a unique skill set which includes but is not limited to the recognition of threat levels during crisis intervention, the ability to effectively mediate a variety of difficult situations, and the ability to negotiate strategies of mentally unstable persons. To summarize, this online degree not only prepares you to be effective in the fields of criminal justice and forensic psychology but also opens the door for you to continue pursuing your education by obtaining a doctorate and a license in forensic psychology.
CJUS 650 - Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Offenders
Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
Liberty University is committed to providing a world-class education and aims to help students achieve their educational goals, in whatever way we can. The Towns/Kopis Emergency Response Tuition Discount was created to take some of the financial burdens off of tuition from the men and woman who work in public service. As Liberty University's way of saying 'Thank You', we proudly provide you with the following benefits:
For more information on eligibility and claiming this discount, please visit the Emergency Response Personnel Discount Page.
Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login time.
Graduates of the online Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology degree have the opportunity to pursue careers in the following fields: