Criminal Justice Master's degree - Forensic Psychology Online Degree Program Page
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Decode the Criminal Mind by Earning a Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Forensic Psychology Degree Online

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.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Forensic Psychology Degree Program?

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 from 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.

What Will You Learn in Your Forensic Psychology Courses?

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.

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Generous Discount for Active Duty Law Enforcement and Other First Responders

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 First Responder Tuition Discount was created to take some of the financial burdens off of tuition from the men and women who work in public service. As Liberty University’s way of saying ‘Thank You’, we proudly provide you with the following benefits:

  • A 25% tuition discount.
  • College credit for training and life experience.
  • Personalized service throughout your educational journey.
  • Potential stacking with other tuition benefits (Corporate Advantage Program or Military Benefits).
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M.S. in Criminal Justice – Forensic Psychology Degree Program Highlights

  • By earning your M.S. in Criminal Justice from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Courses are designed to offer you an in-depth understanding of the principles and practices needed to succeed in a variety of Criminal Justice careers.
  • Tuition for our M.S. in Criminal Justice and other online programs has not increased in four straight years. While many other schools have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • Liberty University offers you the opportunity to learn from our qualified faculty members who bring to the table practical knowledge of the criminal justice system as it pertains to forensic psychology.
  • You are able to complete the Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Forensic Psychology in under two years.

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Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Forensic Psychology Degree Information and Requirements

  • This program falls under the Helms School of Government.
  • Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for this program.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login time.
  • View the Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Forensic Psychology Course Syllabi (login required).
  • Mandatory thesis required for Forensic Psychology.

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login time.

Potential Forensic Psychology Career Options

Graduates of the online Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Forensic Psychology degree have the opportunity to pursue careers in the following fields:

  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher

Admission Requirements for the Online MS Criminal Justice Program

A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Unofficial college transcripts and submit a transcript request form.**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.