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Get certified in Forensic Psychology

A Graduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology is earned after completing four courses of focused study in Forensic Psychology. This degree credential can serve both as a stepping-stone into more advanced study, leading to a master’s or doctoral degree, or as a standalone educational achievement to strengthen their professional advancement opportunities.


This certificate can be completed fully online, and the 12 credit hours can carry over and apply to our MS in Forensic Sciences degree, if students choose to continue into that program. Courses are taught by experts in the field and students will gain knowledge that they can immediately apply in the professional setting.



Graduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology (12 credit hours):

Required Courses:

  • FRNS 5013 Survey of Forensic Sciences
  • FRNS 5613 Criminalistics and Evidence Analysis
  • FRNS 5713 Forensic Psychology
  • FRNS 5733 Forensic Victimology


Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

  • Completed online application for: Fall priority deadline - February 1st, Spring priority deadline - October 1st (applications received after the priority date are reviewed on a rolling basis and admissions granted if space is permitted)
  • Completed bachelor’s degree official transcript
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Three letters of recommendation preferably from professors and/or supervisors familiar with your academic ability, work ethic, and skills. (Applicants only need to provide their recommenders’ email addresses. Recommenders will then be emailed a link from which to upload their letter.)
  • Statement of purpose describing your personal career goals and how the master’s degree will support those goals, a brief description of experience or qualifications in support of the application and the specific track you want to pursue.
  • Skills, equipment and access for online course participation includes the capacity for independent learning, proficiency in Windows, Internet, e-mail and basic applications; multimedia computer and high-speed Internet access are necessary.
  • Applicants graduating from schools outside the U.S. are required to submit transcripts that have been evaluated to U.S. standards
  • International applicants: coursework in the School of Forensic Sciences is online. That said, you will be able to remain in your home country.
  • $50.00 application fee


Cost and Assistance

2021-2022 Estimated Cost
  Resident Non-Resident
Cost per credit hour $294.28 $424.48
Total cost per 3 credit hour course $882.84 $1,273.44
Health Fee per term $64 $64

*All domestic non-resident Forensic Sciences students have been approved to receive a non-resident tuition waiver, bringing non-resident students' tuition rate from $879.75/credit hour to the resident rate of $233.80/credit hour (reflects 2021-22 tuition rate). Fees are about $85 per credit hour.


**This is only an estimate of costs, based on currently approved 2021–2022 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks or exam and course fees. Costs will vary if coursework is not fully completed online. Rates may differ for international students.Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer


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