Master of Science in Forensic Psychology
*Starting Fall 2022
The Master of Science in Forensic Psychology is designed to provide skills in psychological and intelligence analysis within the criminal and civil justice systems. The degree focuses on understanding, evaluation, and treatment of offenders and victims, both individually and in aggregate. The program includes a set of required courses, with some flexibility to customize coursework based on individual interests. In the 2nd year, students may choose a traditional track or an Intelligence Studies track using the Analyst’s Notebook.
MS in Forensic Psychology Program Features
- 36 credits (12 courses).
- Can be completed in two years.
- Thesis option for those interested in pursuing doctoral studies or practicum option.
MS in Forensic Psychology Program Outcomes
- Advocate for and extend psychology’s role and responsibility in promoting agency and the psychological well-being of individuals, communities, and organizations.
- Adapt to shifting demands and ill-structured problems by critically evaluating the relevance, priority, and appropriateness of various information and potential courses of action.
- Design, conduct, and evaluate research through the lens of its potential to advance knowledge in psychology as well as the psychological well-being of individuals, communities, and organizations.
- Integrate psychological theories, methods, and research to generate new knowledge and promote agency and the psychological well-being of individuals, communities, and organizations.
- Incorporate Neumann University’s RISES values into the application of forensic psychology.
- Case Management
- Intelligence/Crime Analysis
- Law Enforcement
- Trial Consulting
- Victim Advocate
Students will choose either the applied/Practicum track or the research/Thesis track.
Required Classes (24 credits)
- FP 601 - Basic Intelligence Analysis (3)
- FP 602 - Psychopathology (3)
- FP 603 - Criminal Behavior (3)
- FP 604 - Forensic Assessment and Interviewing (3)
- FP 700 - Practicum I (3) and FP 701 - Practicum II (3)
Or FP 720 - Thesis I (3) and FP 721 - Thesis II (3)
- FP 620 - Constitutional Law (3)
or FP 621 - International Law (3)
- FP 630 - Individual Profiling and Case Analysis (3)
or FP 631 - Group and Country Profiling (3)
Electives (12 credits)
- Track 1:
- FP 650 - Strategic/National Security Intelligence Analysis (3)
- FP 651 - Intelligence Analysis of Organized Crime (3)
- FP 652 - Intelligence Analysis of Terrorism (3)
- FP 653 - Electronic Intelligence Analysis (3)
- Track 2 (pick 4 classes):
- FP 660 - Corrections (3)
- FP 661 - Substance Abuse Assessment and Intervention (3)
- FP 662 - Crisis Intervention (3)
- FP 663 - Diversity (3)
- FP 664 - Juvenile Justice (3)
- FP 665 - Death Penalty (3)