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General Forensic
Psychology Specialization

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Complete your studies on your own time.

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Start your first course when it’s convenient for you.

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Finish your MSFP in just 10 courses.


National University’s Master of Science in Forensic Psychology program is designed to give you knowledge and understanding of human behavior in forensic psychology by examining policy and justice, victims and offenders, diversity and ethics, risk and threat assessment and management, theories of criminal behavior, and the evaluation and treatment in offender populations. There are two specializations you may select from: General Forensic Psychology or Threat Assessment and Management.

Students in the General Forensic Psychology specialization are able to choose a non-clinical internship course/project or a research-driven capstone course/project. Alternatively, in the Threat Assessment and Management specialization, students will learn the essential elements of risk and threat assessment and management, including elements related to applied profiling, the use of assessment tools, interviewing and information gathering, risk factors and mitigation strategies, and team processes for different types of risk and threat, including violence, stalking, sexual dangerousness, workplace and school violence, or other areas of targeted violence.


Unmatched Flexibility

NU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty

No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement

You won’t have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NU, you’ll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Course Details


Credit Hours : 30

Courses: 10

Estimated Time to Complete: 33 months

*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Learning Outcomes

  • Synthesize research within forensic settings
  • Evaluate ethical behavior within forensic settings
  • Examine diversity issues within forensic settings
  • Explain usage of diagnostic and assessment tools within forensic settings
  • Analyze theories and principles in psychology within forensic settings
Program Disclosure

Successful completion and attainment of National University degrees do not lead to automatic or immediate licensure, employment, or certification in any state/country. The University cannot guarantee that any professional organization or business will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any certification, licensure, or related exam for the purpose of professional certification.

Program availability varies by state. Many disciplines, professions, and jobs require disclosure of an individual’s criminal history, and a variety of states require background checks to apply to, or be eligible for, certain certificates, registrations, and licenses. Existence of a criminal history may also subject an individual to denial of an initial application for a certificate, registration, or license and/or result in the revocation or suspension of an existing certificate, registration, or license. Requirements can vary by state, occupation, and/or licensing authority.

NU graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a program, certification/licensure, employment, and state-by-state basis that can include one or more of the following items: internships, practicum experience, additional coursework, exams, tests, drug testing, earning an additional degree, and/or other training/education requirements.

All prospective students are advised to review employment, certification, and/or licensure requirements in their state, and to contact the certification/licensing body of the state and/or country where they intend to obtain certification/licensure to verify that these courses/programs qualify in that state/country, prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s/country’s policies and procedures relating to certification/licensure, as those policies are subject to change.

National University degrees do not guarantee employment or salary of any kind. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to review desired job positions to review degrees, education, and/or training required to apply for desired positions. Prospective students should monitor these positions as requirements, salary, and other relevant factors can change over time.