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December 8, 2016 – 03:08 pm
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If you are seeking a career in forensic psychology or other related fields, the Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology degree is designed for you.

UND's online program emphasizes the development of master-level forensic psychologists who are qualified to work in private practice, in city, county, state and federal government agencies and in hospitals.

Forensic psychology students have educational backgrounds in behavioral or social sciences, including undergraduate degrees in:

  • psychology
  • criminal justice
  • sociology
  • counseling
  • social work

The part-time, online Forensic Psychology program is designed for working professionals who are unable to attend a full-time, on-campus program. You are required to come to the UND campus in Grand Forks for 2 weeks during the last summer of your program.

Admission Requirements: Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a behavioral or social science major allied with psychology, i.e., psychology, criminal justice, sociology, counseling or social work.
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or above, or a graduate degree GPA of at least 3.50.
  • Professional resume (recommended).
  • Submission of a 250-300 word essay discussing your professional background and reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in forensic psychology.
  • Submission of 3 letters of recommendation from those who can comment on your academic abilities or ability to understand complex issues and think critically (e.g. former faculty member or work supervisor).

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for the online Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology program.

If you do not meet the admission standards, you may be admitted on a provisional basis with continued enrollment contingent on successful performance in the program. Consideration will also be given if you have prior experience of working in forensic areas.

Source: und.edu

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  • avatar When you complete a masters program in forensic psychology, are you known as a forensic psychologist? | Yahoo Answers
    • Usually, you can only refer to yourself as a psychologist (of any kind) if you are licensed. The rules about licenses vary from state to state. There are only a few states where you can get licensed as a psychologist with a master's degree. So in most places, you probably would not be known as a forensic psychologist.