FAQ's | Forensic Psychology | Degrees | Online Distance

May 20, 2016 – 03:34 am
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How long will it take to complete my Forensic Psychology degree online?

The answer is "it depends." The actual time it will take you to complete your master's degree online will depend on the number of courses you choose to complete each semester.

Typically, if you take 6 credits per semester, it will take you approximately 6 semesters (2 years) to complete the credits required for a master's degree.

Is the MA in Forensic Psychology program accredited by the APA?

No. The American Psychological Association (APA) does not accredit master's or undergraduate level programs in psychology. The APA only accredits doctoral programs. Therefore, the Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology can not be accredited by the APA.

Do I need to take the GRE to be admitted to the online MA in Forensic Psychology program?

No. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for the online Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology program.

The GRE is required for the on-campus Master of Science (MS) in Forensic Psychology program.

Do I have to take admissions tests to be admitted to the UND School of Graduate Studies?

The answer depends on the graduate program and if English is your native language.

Non-Native Speakers of English

If English is not your native language, you must complete the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) prior to admission. If you have received a bachelor's degree or higher from the United States or English-speaking Canada, you are not required to fulfill the English test requirement.

Graduate Certificate Programs

In general, if you are applying to a Graduate Certificate Program, you do not need to complete an admissions test.

Master's or Doctoral Programs

If you are applying to a Master's or Doctoral Program, you may be required to take an admissions test such as the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test).

Please refer to the UND School of Graduate Studies for Admissions Information and a complete list of Tests Required for Admission.

Do distance students follow the same curriculum as on-campus students?

Yes! UND's online courses and distance learning programs mirror those offered on-campus. In general, as a distance student, you will follow the same curriculum, experience similar lectures, and have comparable deadlines for completing assignments and exams as on-campus students.

Your transcript and diploma will look the same as for a student who graduated from UND by taking traditional, on-campus courses.

Do I have to take the ACT or SAT to be admitted to UND?

The answer depends on your age and/or the number of college credits you may have previously earned.

If you are 25 years of age or older, you are not required to take the ACT or SAT college entrance exams. Or, if you are a transfer student who has earned 24 or more completed, transferable college-level credits from an accredited institution, you do not need to take the ACT or SAT.

However, if you are under the age of 25 or you have fewer than 24 completed, transferable college-level credits, you are required to take the ACT or SAT to be fully admitted to UND.

Will my credits transfer to UND?

In general, if you have college-level credits from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher education, all attempted credits will transfer to UND.

Source: und.edu

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