Criminal Justice Master’s in Forensic Psychology Understand the Human Psyche and Why People Do What They Do


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Behind every law and every crime is a person. Understanding the human psyche is critical to understanding why a crime was committed, what a victim may be going through, and how to move forward to restore justice. This is why we need forensic psychologists in the criminal justice system today. Pursue an online forensic psychology degree with Liberty and help carry out justice in our criminal justice system.

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Science (MS) in Criminal Justice — Forensic Psychology is designed to help equip you with the tools you need to lead with integrity. You’ll learn about the laws and legal practices of the criminal justice system while applying your knowledge of social-cognitive psychology.

Earn a forensic psychology master’s degree and take the next step in your path to pursuing justice. Protect your community by understanding the human beings involved in crimes.

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An MS in Criminal Justice — Forensic Psychology degree can help you stand out from your peers in both the criminal justice system and the field of criminal psychology. Earn your forensic psychology master’s degree online from one of the top forensic psychology schools and prepare to protect your community through the criminal justice system.

Our online master’s in criminal psychology degree will teach you how to lead effectively and deal with prominent issues in criminal justice. This can help prepare you for a variety of careers that involve protecting and upholding the law.

Our master’s in forensic psychology is also offered completely online. This will allow you to remain active in your job, family, and community without taking on-campus classes. As an online graduate student, you can complete all your classes from one of the best forensic psychology programs in the comfort of your own home or office.

As a pioneer in distance education since 1985, we understand what you’re looking for in an online degree program. You’re looking for a criminal justice degree that will challenge you to grow, offer you support, and respect your commitment to the things that matter most – like your job, family, and community. At Liberty, you can complete your degree 100% online with no set login times and no required intensives. That way, you won’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.

In our criminal justice forensic psychology degree, we aim to give you a holistic view of the criminal justice system and how you can contribute. We do this by combining courses focused on the complexities of the criminal justice system with courses specifically concentrating on the skills needed in forensic psychology.

Our criminal justice and forensic psychology graduate program will focus on leadership roles in the criminal justice field. In addition, our forensic psychology courses will cover a variety of topics on the methods and theories of psychology and their application to law enforcement, the judicial process, and the corrections process. Some of the subjects you will study include:

  • Child custody and dependency issues
  • Crisis theory and strategies required for criminal justice first responders
  • The admissibility of psychologists to provide expert testimony in court
  • The assessment of various mental states to meet legal requirements for competency
  • What it’s like working in the criminal justice system

In addition to your core coursework, you will either take elective classes or complete a master’s thesis and defense in criminal justice. The thesis can help prepare you for doctoral work if you wish to pursue it and allow you to contribute to the base of knowledge in your field. The elective classes can help you tailor your degree to match your unique interests, passions, and goals.

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