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Phoenix Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Forensic Psychology

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The Master of Arts (MA) in Forensic Psychology degree program at Argosy University, Phoenix, provides students with the education, training, and skills to pursue careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, and forensic mental health and crisis agency settings. The program emphasizes the development of students who are committed to the ethical provision of quality services to diverse clients and organizations. Concentrations are offered in Assessment and Treatment, Law Enforcement, and Homeland Security.

The first step toward earning your Master of Arts Degree in Forensic Psychology is to apply today. You can learn more about financial aid options, available to those who qualify, by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.

About the Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Forensic Psychology at Argosy University, Phoenix

Our 36 credit hour Master of Arts (MA) degree in Forensic Psychology offers a comprehensive education through which students can develop an understanding of relevant theories and applications of the psychology of criminal behavior. The program incorporates psychological theory and practice, legal theory and application, and research and evaluation. Students can develop strong leadership, ethics, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. They learn to effectively work with adult and juvenile offenders, victim populations, psychiatric populations, and other at-risk groups.

The program’s five-week course structure and online learning allows students, most of whom are working professionals, to balance the demands of career, family, and school. Our accomplished faculty is engaged, committed to excellence, and available to mentor students who desire additional support.

Students have an opportunity to network with alumni at various University alumni and campus events and can attend free workshops hosted by Argosy University.

What knowledge and skills can I gain from the Master of Arts (MA) degree program in Forensic Psychology?

Students can learn and practice the skills necessary for careers in the field of forensic psychology, including case management skills for serving special populations, screening tools for mental status assessments and crisis intervention, and development of assessment and treatment plans for a variety of forensic populations. They also can develop interviewing and assessment screening skills for understanding the most common psychiatric conditions related to forensic situations.

Students have the opportunity to identify and apply a variety of theoretical concepts, understand the interaction between psychology and the criminal and civil legal systems, and research related to the field of Forensic Psychology.

As a result of the program’s focus on interpersonal development, students also can become more aware of their own values, beliefs and philosophies—and how they impact their lives. Throughout the process, students learn to work effectively with a wide variety of people.

What career opportunities are there for graduates of the Master of Arts (MA) in Forensic Psychology?

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology program are well-qualified to compete for a variety of career opportunities in law enforcement, government, and education. Their knowledge and training can be applied to legal and organizational consultation and program analysis.

Students from our program are prepared to work at addiction centers, court-ordered anger management programs, advocacy centers, prison and jail systems, diversion programs, legal offices, adult and juvenile probation programs, and victim services and advocacy organizations.

Graduates of our program have been recruited by the Arizona Department of Corrections (Adult and Juvenile) and various law enforcement entities.

How to Apply

The first step toward earning your Master of Arts (MA) degree in Forensic Psychology is to apply today. You can learn more about financial aid options, available to those who qualify by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.


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