Graduate Programs: Forensic Psychology
This degree program is offered in Victoria.
If you are interested in a field which involves applying psychological knowledge to work with people in legal settings, consider the 60 hour Master of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology. This program has a strong clinical focus, and will prepare students to obtain the Licensed Professional Counselor credential, which will allow them to engage in assessment and counseling in a variety of forensic settings such as prisons, juvenile detention facilities, child protective agencies, and private forensic practice groups.
If your educational goal is to pursue a doctoral degree in Forensic psychology, then the Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology provides a valuable foundation toward that pursuit.
UHV’s M.A. program in Forensic Psychology requires undergraduate coursework in Statistics, Research Methods, and Abnormal Psychology as prerequisites to the Forensic Psychology program. Program curriculum can be broken into three parts: core classes, Forensic Psychology concentration requirements, and practicum requirements.
Common Core (30 semester hours)
PSYC 6321 Psychopathology I
PSYC 6326 Advanced Research Methods
PSYC 6330 Life-Span Developmental Psychology
PSYC 6331 Multicultural Psychotherapy
PSYC 6332 Advanced Social Psychology
PSYC 6333 Ethics and Practice of Psychology
PSYC 6334 Theories & Issues in Psychotherapy
PSYC 6335 Techniques of Psychotherapy
PSYC 6336 Intellectual Assessment
PSYC 6337 Personality Assessment
Concentration Requirements (21 semester hours)
PSYC 6319 Vocational Psychology and Career Counseling
PSYC 6338 Group Psychotherapy
PSYC 6339 Theory and Techniques of Family Therapy
PSYC 6343 Advanced Forensic Psychology
CRIJ 6330 Advanced Criminology
PSYC 6399 Selected Topics in Forensic Psychology
PSYC 6327 Assessment for Forensic Psychology
9 semester hours of PSYC 6304 Practicum in Forensic Psychology
Admission to the counseling psychology, forensic psychology or school psychology program is based on an evaluation by the program's admission committee of the following information.