Master of Science in Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology intersects psychology and the law. The Master of Science in Forensic Psychology online program prepares students for advanced careers within social service organizations and the criminal justice system.

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Program Mission

The Master of Science in Forensic Psychology program will teach students to employ a scientific approach to understanding behavior in terms of its biological, cognitive, social, emotional, and contextual components, their interactions, and to develop an appreciation for its implications in forensic settings.

Program Details

  • 100% online
  • 36-credit hour, non-clinical program that combines a core set of courses centered around forensic psychology
  • 6 semesters, with additional flexibility based on your needs

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.5 GPA GPA of 3.00 if you were previously enrolled in a Master’s program
  • Completed Cumberland University online admissions application
  • Non-refundable $50 Application fee
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  • Provide two confidential professional recommendations

Career Paths

  • Victim Advocate
  • Correctional Counselor
  • Probation/Parole
  • Forensic Social Work

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The Admissions Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm CT. Please contact the Admissions Office at 615-547-1246 locally or 615-547-1211 to speak with our Graduate Enrollment Specialist or email