Online MS in Forensic Psychology

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The online Master of Science in Forensic Psychology is a 36-credit program of study displaying the interaction of mental and behavioral health with the law and criminal justice system. The Forensic Psychology Program is designed to provide a gateway to the knowledge and applications of forensic psychology in a variety of contemporary settings.

The program will blend theoretical and applied concepts related to the field of forensic psychology. The program’s curriculum include courses that address a forensics psychology perspective associated with aspects of psychopathology and criminal behaviors, professional ethics, the intersections between law and psychology, family violence, and assessment in forensic psychology. Students can also select one of two specialization areas of study, in either Community Criminal Issues or Sex Offender Issues.


Students who choose the specialization in community criminal issues hone their forensic psychology skillsets in areas that effect communities and social behavior including juvenile delinquency, substance abuse and associated criminal behavior, and gangs and crime.

Student who choose the specialization in Sex Offender Issues hone their forensic psychology skillsets surveying topics such as human sexuality, sexual deviance and offenders, and victimology.

What makes this Master of Science in Forensic Psychology program different?
  • 100% online
  • Affordable tuition
  • Nonprofit Accredited University
  • No residency required
  • Finish in one year*
  • No GRE required
  • Accelerated admissions process
  • 6 starts throughout the year
  • 8 weeks session
  • Learn from scholar-practitioners with expertise in the industry.

*Degree can be earned in 12 months by those who take two courses per term for six consecutive terms.

Graduates of the Master of Science in Forensic Psychology program will have a solid foundation of knowledge, insights and skillsets to impact and make a difference in the criminal justice system. Graduates will gain expertise regarding judicial, human behavior, administrative, and educational contexts about psychological issues to judicial, legislative or administrative bodies, along with conducting research in connection with litigation.

The Masters of Science in Forensic Psychology program is beneficial to graduates who may serve as correctional psychologists, counselor, expert witness, law enforcement consultants, and research advisors to attorneys illuminating the role of psychology in corresponding legal cases. As consultants, forensic psychologists may serve a role in explaining the practical implications of relevant research, examination findings, and the opinions of other psycho-legal experts.

Note: This degree does not lead to any form of licensure or certification.

Online MS in Forensic Psychology Mission Statement

The Master of Science in Forensic Psychology program augments the Touro University Worldwide mission by providing adult learners and/or career professionals with a solid academic foundation to enhance their practical and academic skills that contribute to expertise in forensic psychological issues relative to judicial, legislative or administrative systems crucial to the underserved and society at large.

Tuition Information

TUW’s tuition is $500 per semester credit. A range of tuition assistance programs are available to prospective students to help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses associated with continued education, including scholarships and students loans.

Many employers offer tuition assistance programs, so speak with your human resource representative to find out if additional financial support is available to you. TUW tuition assistance counselors are available to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.

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Program Requirements

Students must complete 12 courses. Nine required courses and three elective courses are selected from one of two concentrations currently offered.

TUW offers two unique concentrations that allow professionals to target their course of study to meet their specific career goals.

Concentrations include the following:

  • Sex Offender Issues
  • Community Criminal Issues

Admission Requirements

Students seeking to attend in TUW must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  • Have earned a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
  • Transfer student from another college/university’s graduate program in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.75).

Students, who meet one of the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled:

  1. Submit an application to the University.
  2. As a non-profit organization committed to serving the underserved, Touro University Worldwide has waived the $60 application fee for all prospective students.
  3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated. (See Foreign Credit for additional information.) Students are required to complete step 3 by the end of their first term of enrollment.

As a non-profit institution committed to serving the underserved, Touro University Worldwide has waived the $60 application fee for all prospective students.


Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide.

For more information on WSCUC, visit or write WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.