Welcome to Arizona State University's MS Program in Forensic Psychology. This program will provide you with an understanding of mental health issues and human behavior with respect to crime and the criminal justice / legal system. Through specialized coursework on criminal law, criminal behavior, the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, and legal decision making, you will learn about the various roles for psychologists in legal system and help them discover which roles you might like to pursue through careers in mental health, criminal justice, or through additional graduate training. This fully-online program can be completed in 12 months or at your own pace and requires 33 credit hours of coursework, including the capstone comprehensive exam.
For more information about the faculty associated with this program please visit: http://lawpsych.asu.edu
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MS Forensic Psychology Handbook (Admitted Prior to Fall 2018)
MS Forensic Psychology Handbook (Admitted in Fall 2018 or Later)
The Plan of Study (iPOS) functions as a contract between the student, the academic unit, and the Graduate College. Students must submit their iPOS b the time they have enrolled for 50 percent of the minimum credit hours required for their degree program.
Recommended Course Load
As a general rule, we recommend that students working full-time limit their course work to 3 credit hours (one course) per session. This allows a student to complete 2 courses per semester and complete the program in less than 24 months. Students can accelerate their time to completion and complete as many as 6 credit hours (two courses) per session. This allows a student to complete 4 courses per semester and complete the program in approximately 12 months.
Graduate College Continuous Enrollment Policy
It is important that you are familiar with the ASU Graduate College Policies and Procedures handbook; however, please be sure to review the Continuous Enrollment Policy prior to starting your first course. Registration for every fall semester and spring semester is required. Summer registration is required for students graduating from the degree program. Read the full policy on page 8 of the Graduate College Policy Manual.
ASU Online Resources
Course Offering Information
As an online student you have the opportunity to register for a total of 6 sessions each year (Fall A, Fall B, Spring A, Spring B, Summer A, Summer B). Each Fall and Spring session is 7.5 weeks and each summer session is 6 weeks.
For more information, review the ASU Academic Calendar.
Registration: Recommended Course Sequence
As a graduate student it is your responsibility to review the recommended course sequence and make course selections based off of this. If a student does not follow these recommendations it may delay time to degree completion.
Starting in the Fall of 2019, students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the culminating experience:
• Up to date iPOS on file
• Graduate GPA, Cumulative GPA, iPOS GPA must all be at 3.00
• All statistics and methods courses, as well as all required PSY core courses must be completed prior to enrollment override of the capstone
• Students can take ONE CRJ course or an elective with their culminating experience
To view the recommended course sequence for you select the semester and year that you were admitted:
Start Date: August 2018
Start Date: October 2018
When Will Classes be Offered in Each Semester?
Accessing Online Course Content
ASU Online uses Blackboard to deliver your course content. It can be accessed through MyASU (my.asu.edu).
Tuition is set by ASU and the Arizona Board of Regents every year. Please visit the ASU Online website for more information about up to date tuition rates: https://asuonline.asu.edu/what-it-costs.