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The Psychology department offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Psychology. At the undergraduate level, we offer a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with either a general focus or a specialization in mental health, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with tracks in Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Assessment Applied Psychology. At the graduate level. we offer a 30-credit Masters of Arts in Psychology.

Please explore our site to learn more about our programs and our opportunities for students.

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— You can skip one of the following Tier 2 categories. American Experience, Creative Drive, Cultural Expression, Global Awareness, Social Structure, and Time Place.

— If you transferred with 30-59 credits. you can waive the World Language requirement if you took two semesters of a language in college (e.g. SPA 101), or three levels’ worth in high school (e.g. equivalent of SPA 200)

— If you transferred with 60 or more credits. the World Languages requirement is waived.

*** If you have between 30-59 transfer credits and you hope to waive the LEP World Language requirement, you need to also submit the LEP WLL Waiver Request Form to the LEP office. You may need to include additional documentation regarding high school courses. (This is separate from our departmental request form.)

*** If you are changing your catalog year for any other reason (including if you have 60+ transfer credits and want a WLL waiver), you only need to submit the request form to Dr. Brancazio.

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  3. Bring the completed and signed form to the Psychology office
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  • Decide if you want the minor in General Psychology or the minor in Psychological Science [click here for more info ]
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Ph.D. Program | Social-Organizational Psychology | Organization and Leadership

Ph.D. General Description

Doctor of Philosophy

The doctoral program in social-organizational psychology follows a scientist-practitioner model. It is designed for full-time graduate students who desire fundamental education and skill development in the science and application of psychology to social and organizational situations and activities. Our goal is to provide an environment that is conducive to the development of scientist-practitioners who are prepared to assume the diverse responsibilities of positions at research universities, leading businesses, and professional service firms. Through coursework, field projects with organizations, and close working relationships with faculty members and fellow graduate students, doctoral students are provided with advanced training in the theoretical concepts, research methods, and applications of social-organizational psychology. Students gain critical knowledge and skills that encompass both research and practice.

Some unique aspects of the program include:

  • The integration of both social and organizational psychology;
  • A theoretical, research, and applied focus on understanding multiple levels of organizational functioning from individuals to groups to organizations as a whole, and the dynamic interaction among these levels;
  • A breadth of coverage including human resource management, organizational behavior, organizational change, leadership, conflict and negotiation, coaching, diversity, organizational demography, motivation, power and authority, group processes, and organizational dynamics;
  • An emphasis on both quantitative and qualitative research methods to address organizational issues;
  • Opportunities to engage in basic research, applied research, and organizational consulting and application activities; and

Faculty members trained in a broad array of disciplines including social psychology, counseling psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, organizational behavior, and business management- all of whom apply their respective disciplines to social organizational psychology issues.

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Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for qualified psychologists is expected to grow much faster than average.
As public awareness builds regarding the connection between mental health and overall health, licensed clinical psychologists may find careers in education, nonprofit, social agencies, and private-sector organizations. They will be challenged to address the needs of many populations, including seniors, military personnel, veterans, prisoners, parolees, first responders, and those suffering with chronic illness and substance abuse.

As public awareness builds regarding the connection between mental health and overall health, licensed clinical psychologists may find careers in education, nonprofit, social agencies, and private-sector organizations.

Preparing students to sit for licensure in many states, our Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program is specifically focused on the knowledge and practical skills needed to enter professional practice.

  • Data analyses and meta-analyses
  • Psychotherapy
  • Developmental psychology
  • Child and adolescent psychology
  • Multi-cultural psychology
  • Humanistic-integrative psychology

Through hands-on training at residential conferences and close mentoring from faculty with years of field experience, graduates of the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program will be prepared to bring about positive change through service and leadership.

Going beyond the mechanics of the body and brain, graduates learn to focus on a holistic view of their clients in a broader social and system context—directing their efforts toward the person-centered and interpersonal dimensions of psychotherapy that are at the heart of therapeutic effectiveness.

Saybrook University s Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology aligns with program requirements for professional licensure in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Delaware, Hawaii, New York, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, where students may seek licensure after fulfilling all other state requirements.

More program information can be found in our academic catalog .

*Saybrook University s Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) but does not have programmatic accreditation by the American Psychological Association (A.P.A.) The hybrid online Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program may not meet year-in-residence requirements of some state professional licensing boards/agencies. To be eligible, graduates should consult their individual state licensing/boards as there may be additional state specific requirements.

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The Heart of Rapport and a Kodak Moment
By Rebecca Darling – 2012

February 2012. It�s cold and it�s the depth of the winter in the north. Heart month is right around the corner with Valentine�s Day and healthy heart month promoting positive lifestyle habits of exercise and nutrition for your heart. February wouldn�t be February without the marketers spin to celebrate the romantic and love holiday Valentine’s day. Consider this time of year �the heart of rapport�. It�s just after New Year�s and those New Year�s resolutions may already be waning with the winter doldrums setting in. Connecting and engaging with people can be one of the fastest ways to spice up your life with rapport.

Our business communities have experienced huge shifts in how to navigate the business world and community. Adapting is today�s opportunity and change is occurring at an unprecedented rate. The key to the future is to be willing to adapt and view changes for what they really are. CAUTION. Do not be blinded by your belief. Click for full article.

Bridging Cultural Communication Gap with NLP
By Raymond W. Ng – 2011

Anyone who has done translation before will know that when a message is translated word for word, it sometimes loses its original meaning. Built into the meaning of any word in any language is a set of connotations and implications that is specific to that language and culture. Even within a language, the same word used in different contexts can have very different meanings.

Just as the meaning of a word varies with its context, the meaning of a phrase or sentence may also vary with the situation. For example, if a mother asks her six-year old daughter: �Have you had lunch yet?� she is probably trying to find out if her daughter needs nourishment. A young man asking a young lady the same question, at least in the Western culture, is offering an invitation for a date. In the Chinese culture, that question is simply a common greeting around noon time.

Thus, words are not the only component of a message. Other components include body language, expressions, tone and volume, pauses and silence, etc. All of these must be interpreted in context. In this respect, the Chinese and North American cultures are very similar. What is different between the two cultures is the relative weight of the spoken words when compared to other components of a message, and the extent to which the meaning of a message is influenced by its situation. Click for full article.

A Metaphor for Changing a Bad Habit (ie: Smoking)
By Susan Bliss – 2011

Farmer Brown looked out over his massive property and was glad in his heart. He loved to work the land and enjoyed the physical activity. He was in good shape and strong. His wife was proud of him and his abilities to maintain the farm and care for the animals. He loved his farm animals, which helped him with the work. He loved animals in general. This was also a modern farmer, who loved to occasionally surf the net. He found some interesting stories about animals. On one chat line, a man whom he often chatted with, told him about ferrets. He talked about how cool they were and how cool it was to have some as pets. In fact, they can help to irrigate the soil by the holes they dig.

Well, the farmer knew that ferrets were known to steal eggs, yet he wanted to keep this man as a friend and soon he had two ferrets. He put them in a cage and even put the fence down into the ground a foot to contain them he put a rotating cage in there that they ran around and around on. He and his buddy would watch them and laugh and enjoy the show. The ferrets could be trained to do some stunts, he said.

Well, soon the ferrets reproduced and there were babies. They began to outgrow the cage had provided, so he had to create a bigger one. The ferrets somehow got out of the cage, whether they dug a hole under the fence or squeezed through a weak place in the fence, to this day, he is not certain, but this much he does know, they began to wreck havoc on the farm. They stole the eggs from the chickens, breaking some, eating some. Feathers flew everywhere. The Ferrets also dug holes in the garden and destroyed his wife�s produce. They left an odor that his wife did not like. He fought with them and caught some and put them back in the cage and filled the hole and patched the fence, but they multiplied and continued to escape and continued to cause problems. His wife said that this was getting to be too much. She noticed her husband was getting fatigued trying to keep up with the Ferrets. Enough is enough, she said one day. You need to get rid of those. You just have to quit holding on to the idea. Click for full article.

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Resource: The World of Abnormal Psychology #psychology #of #abnormal #behavior


1. Looking at Abnormal Behavior
The program visits the Jackson Memorial Hospital Crisis Center in Miami, where suicidal, depressed, and schizophrenic patients meet with psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers to assess the nature and seriousness of their problems. It also introduces the various theories used to explain and treat abnormal behavior.

2. The Nature of Stress
We see that stress affects many people from the overworked and out-of-work, to survivors of suicide and homicide, to Vietnam War veterans who continually re-experience the stress of the battlefield. The program explores the long-term effects of stress and what is known about how to reduce them.

3. The Anxiety Disorders
Even in the best of times, we all experience some anxiety. But millions of Americans suffer from major anxiety disorders. This program examines two of the most common, panic with agoraphobia and generalized anxiety disorder, and shows how psychologists are making headway in treating them.

4. Psychological Factors and Physical Illness
This program examines the relationship between emotions and health to explore how psychological treatment can improve well-being. It focuses on a teenager with migraine headaches, a dentist trying to decrease his risk for developing heart disease, and a woman with breast cancer, along with those who are treating them.

5. Personality Disorders
One in ten Americans has a personality disorder. Some are mildly annoying; others are exceedingly dangerous. Viewers will meet individuals with narcissistic, anti-social, borderline, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders, including a murderer and a group of women who mutilate themselves, and will learn about the challenges involved in both diagnosis and treatment.

6. Substance Abuse Disorders
Millions of Americans abuse alcohol, cigarettes, and cocaine. Health professionals know a great deal about these dangerous and costly disorders, including how to treat them. This program examines how the concept of treatment matching is used to help individuals overcome a variety of addictions.

7. Sexual Disorders
A man exhibits himself in public. A woman feels guilty about not desiring sex. An otherwise happy couple finds themselves at odds over sex. These people share their private problems and demonstrate how the assessment and treatment of sexual disorders has advanced in the past 25 years.

8. Mood Disorders
Depression is one of the most common psychological problems. In this program, psychologists and biologists look at the causes and treatment of both depression and bipolar disorder and show the progress that has been made in helping people return to productive and satisfying lives.

9. The Schizophrenias
In emotionally moving interviews, this program visits people who suffer from the hallucinations, paranoia, and psychological disarray of these disabling illnesses. In addition to examining symptoms and treatments, the program helps debunk some of the myths associated with the disorder and shows its human side and the strength of those who fight to overcome it.

10. Organic Mental Disorders
A teenager must relearn all the basic skills following a head injury. After years of alcohol abuse, a man loses his short-term memory. A woman sees her husband struggle against the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. Science and technology’s role in treating these debilitating disorders is also examined in this program.

11. Behavior Disorders of Childhood
Almost all parents worry whether or not their child’s behavior is normal. This program visits families of youngsters with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, separation anxiety disorder, and autism. In addition, experts in child development and psychology discuss how to differentiate abnormal behavior from developmental stages.

12. Psychotherapies
This program allows viewers to “sit-in” on five distinctly different kinds of psychotherapy: psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt, couples, and group. Theory and practice are intertwined as these patients progress through therapy, sometimes trying alternative models for the same problem.

13. An Ounce of Prevention
Imagine a society whose citizens are protected from psychological disorders. This final episode visits several programs that are attempting to eliminate known risk factors including social isolation and inadequate parenting skills that often lead to serious disorders. The stories are touching; the results are promising.

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Doctor of Psychology

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.^

See deeper. Achieve the pinnacle of academic achievement with your Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) from University of the Rockies.

Degree Objective

In this ultimate curriculum, you will discover how to further the emotional and mental health of your fellow human beings whether you’re in a clinical setting or a modern workplace. Begin by building a knowledge base in the history and systems of psychology. Then you will pursue more advanced courses with research, statistics, and measurement. Finally, demonstrate your expertise by writing your dissertation.


Click on one of the links to the left to go deeper and specialize in one of psychology’s many specific applications.

Graduation Requirements

To fulfill the requirements for the Doctor of Psychology,** you must successfully:

  • Complete program coursework of 6*** credits
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
  • Complete dissertation requirements ****
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students)

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the date the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of an electronic version of the dissertation for binding, the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

** There are unique degree requirements for the Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Specialization. Please visit the PsyD, Clinical Specialization page to read its specific requirements.
**** Students can refer to these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about dissertation.

Non-Term Schedule

Take classes one course at a time. Classes meet two nights a week for 3 hours each over a six week period. Dissertation courses and the Doctoral Capstone Seminar are nine weeks in length.

Non-Standard Term Schedule

Your course schedule is flexible and includes these features:

  • Classes are offered in a combination of evening and weekend formats.
  • Evening courses meet for four hours one night per week over a nine-week term.
  • Weekend classes meet on three weekends over the nine-week term. The typical course load is two courses per term.

Online Schedule

Your course schedule is flexible. Take online courses one at a time. Online courses are offered in an accelerated six-week format and can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dissertation courses and the Doctoral Capstone Seminar are nine weeks in length.


Your faculty members all have earned doctorates and have recent experience practicing what they teach. At University of the Rockies, both the theory and its practical application are taught. Your instructors will enliven your discussions and enhance your feedback with real-world lessons from their workplace experience.


Although you will be enrolled in an online program, certain facets of your doctoral coursework necessitate one-on-one or group interaction. For the specializations under the Doctor of Psychology program, you are required to attend three in-residence weekends in Denver, CO. Please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about this in-residence requirement.

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^Licensure Information

This program of study does not meet, nor is intended to meet, the requirements for professional licensure in the State of Colorado. The Doctor of Psychology program is not a licensure program.

The Doctor of Psychology program is not a licensure program. University of the Rockies cannot confirm whether its courses or programs meet requirements for professional licensure in your state. For information regarding professional licensure requirements in your state, you should contact the applicable licensing board or agency in your state and determine whether the program meets requirements for licensure in the state where you reside.

Additional information will be provided to you when you contact the school and during your first term in your program of study. Visit the link below for more information.

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How do I become a Clinical Psychologist?

  • You will need a 3-year degree in Psychology that meets the standards of accreditation by the British Psychological Society. Qualification with a 2i or more provides eligibility to apply for GBC (Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS). At Southampton it is also a requirement that you are able to evidence competence in statistics and research (currently 60% scores on undergraduate transcripts).
    • What to do if you achieved a 2:2? You will need to complete a relevant higher degree, for example MSc
  • Applications are strengthened through evidence of research expertise, eg: completing an MSc/PhD, although this is not essential.
  • You will need a 3-year Taught Doctorate in Clinical Psychology to gain eligibility to be registered by the HPC (Health Professions Council) enabling you to become (and use the protected title), Clinical Psychologist, and to be eligible to be registered as a Chartered Psychologist (C Psychol), with the BPS.
    • The NHS funds these Doctorate programmes; successful applicants are employed by the NHS as a trainee clinical psychologist. Applicants must have relevant work experience and demonstrable research skills.
    • The University of Southampton offers a well established 3-year Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. which is approved by the Health Professions Council (HPC), and accredited by the BPS (the length of the programme cannot be reduced through the accreditation of prior learning (AP(E)L). The Strategic Health Authority (SHA) funds the Doctorate and placements are primarily in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Application is made online through The Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology.
    • Funding for UK/EU Students at University of Southampton


Chartered Psychologist (C Psychol) Registration with the BPS is a requirement to become a Chartered Psychologist

Health Professions Council (HPC) – Registration is a requirement to become and use the protected title, ‘Clinical Psychologist’

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Author Aims to Equip HS Students With Psychology From Christian Perspective #christian #psychology #programs


The author of a high school textbook that introduces psychology from a Christian perspective says Christian students entering college are unprepared for the challenges of today’s Psychology classes and “schools-of-thought.” Dr. Tim Rice, LPC, author of Psychology: A Christian Perspective, High School Edition. also believes this unpreparedness is a reason for the high rate of Christian students dropping their faith after entering college.

“Surveys suggest that as many as 75 percent of Christian students ‘walk away’ from their faith within 12 months of entering college. If that statistic is accurate, and if it has anything to do with the teaching in college, it is because Christian students are unprepared for the worldview challenges embedded in modern Psychology’s theories and schools-of-thought.”

Why are Christian students unprepared?

Rice states, “Among Christians, Psychology is controversial and our disagreements are often contentious. Many Christians see Psychology as an idolatrous and ungodly rival religion and are concerned that there is no room for faith in its study. Some have called Psychology ‘the great seduction in preparation for the antichrist.’ Others believe that God created Psychology when He created Man and that we have a duty to study it.” According to Rice, “because the disagreements about Psychology are so contentious no one has taken on the task of covering this subject at the worldview level, especially in a way that supports high school students, until now.”

The publishers of Psychology: A Christian Perspective say the book equips parents and teachers to “help students to recognize psychology-specific worldview issues, and to introduce them to the study of the wonders of God’s greatest creation: the human mind.”

The Christian Post recently interviewed Rice about his book. The interview conducted by email is below.

CP: How is your book being received since its release? From both a secular and Christian perspective?

Rice: I am pleased to say that the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Jackye Biehl, the Administrator at First Baptist Academy in O’Fallon, IL wrote, “We LOVED the curriculum but better than that – our students loved it as well and the feedback from the course was amazing.” Psychology: A Christian Perspective, High School Edition is being used this school year by 42 Christian schools and by hundreds of homeschooling families. Christian educators understand that Psychology class in college will challenge students’ worldview and it seems that there has been a collective sigh of relief that someone has taken on the challenge of creating a resource to equip students to meet the challenge.

The secular community has dismissed me as an Intelligent Design quack.

CP: What is your greatest hope in regards to what you would like to see as the result of students studying this book?

Rice: I really believe that every Christian student needs to deal with Psychology class before they go to college. As a young Christian taking Psychology 101 almost 30 years ago, I was not very prepared to defend my faith and totally unprepared to recognize the worldview beliefs underlying the theories and schools-of-thought I was taught. I don’t want that to happen to students today. That is why I believe that Psychology is one of the most important electives that a student can take in high school.

I also believe that because Psychology is a contentious topic among Christians, we’ve abandoned it to the secular, humanistic, and evolutionary perspectives. We need to reclaim Psychology for Christ and that starts with high school students. The goal for the study of Psychology, just like the study of Biology, Theology, History, and every other discipline, should be to understand God’s creation and, in the words of Johannes Kepler, to “think God’s thoughts after him.” Instead of surrendering psychology or falling away in the face of the world’s teaching, we have a duty to put forth reasoned explanations for our worldview in every discipline, including psychology.

CP: How does homeschool Psychology tie-in to this book? Will homeschooling parents be more prone to require their students to read this book?

Rice: We are a homeschooling family. As my oldest daughter approached high school graduation, I discovered there was not a good resource for me to use to teach Psychology. My first book, Homeschool Psych: Preparing Christian Homeschool Students for Psychology 101 was targeted to homeschoolers. I assumed that Christian schools had good resources, but I was wrong. I wrote Psychology: A Christian Perspective in response to requests from Christian schools, but it is intended for all Christian high school students. Often, adults who took Psychology in college use the book to get the Christian perspective they did not get in college.

I believe high school students who do not plan to go to college would read the book too. Psychology has influenced not only college and the culture, it has influenced the Church. Every year Christians buy millions of books on self-help, recovery, addiction, relationships, parenting, spiritual growth, and emotional and mental health. Bible colleges, seminaries, and Christian radio promote psychological programs. Sometimes it seems Christian authors, speakers, and even some pastors “Christianize” psychological theories by sprinkling in a few verses from the New Testament and mentioning Jesus. We have to dig deep, down to the biblical worldview level to evaluate all the stuff that is out there.

CP: You’ve stated your opinion on this before, but again, what are the challenges of Christian students entering college in regards to the study of Psychology?

Rice: There are a number of challenges Christian students face in college Psychology class.

Although there are many Christian professors, psychology departments are home to some of the more anti-Christian intellectuals on college campuses. In fact, psychology professors tend to have the highest levels of agnosticism and atheism and often attack the Christian worldview as unscientific, irrational, prudish, exploitative, controlling, inhibitive, oppressive, and naïve. Many psychology professors teach that Christianity is incompatible with sound mental health, that it contributes to human suffering, and that “intelligent” students will eventually abandon their faith.

Christian students are often unprepared to recognize modern psychology’s core worldview assumptions: naturalism, behaviorism, humanism, evolutionism, empiricism, and moral relativism. Those worldview beliefs are embedded, sometimes very subtly, in modern psychology’s theories and schools of thought and they are presented under the banner of “science.” It has been reported that many Christian students walk away from their faith after the first year of college. I believe that if those reports are true and if they have anything to do with the teaching in college, it is, at least in part, because of the subtle worldview challenges embedded in psychological theories. It was for me. By simply forewarning and preparing students in advance, they are better able to resist believing ideas grounded in anti-Christian worldview.

CP: Anything else you would like to add?

Rice: I think that a Christian perspective on Psychology is a powerful tool in responding to the theory of evolution. There is a passage near the end of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species in which Darwin, writing about psychology stated:

“In the distant future I see open fields for far more important research. Psychology will be based on a new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each mental power and capacity by gradation. Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history.”

According to Darwin, all mental activity, even what we think of as our God-likeness, is ultimately nothing more than a “capacity” that humans acquired, bit by bit, through variation and natural selection. Darwinian evolution, when applied to human psychology, reduces our consciousness, our morality, our capacity to make decisions and judgments, religious experience, love, empathy, altruism, hate, greed, dreams, and everything else that makes us human to nothing more than a bunch of neurons doing their thing.

But Psychology, more so than biology, is where the theory of evolution has the most difficulty. There are no cogent evolutionary explanations for our “higher” capacities, our God-likeness. I believe that the fight against evolution is not likely to be won with arguments of sub-cellular irreducible complexity. It is, however, winnable in the arena of the incomprehensible complexity and wonder of God’s grandest creation: the human mind.

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Master’s degree programs in forensic psychology typically teach students about the legal, civil and criminal justice systems. Find out about the educational requirements of these programs, and learn about career options, job growth and salary info for forensic psychology master’s program graduates.

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There are many career options and branches for forensic psychologists. Once they have finished their degree programs, students are able to work as forensic psychologists in courtrooms as expert witnesses or jury consultants. They may also work in law enforcement or with juvenile offenders.

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Forensic psychology merges the career fields of psychology and law. Forensic psychologists are primarily tasked with objectively testifying in court to assess the mental state of criminals and victims. They may work with criminal and juvenile offenders, trial lawyers, crime victims and law enforcement agencies. A minimum of a master’s degree in psychology or a related discipline is required for the following positions.

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Although some employers may prefer those with a doctorate in the field, there are several career options for those with a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology.

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Graduates of a master’s degree program in forensic psychology may qualify for positions within the criminal justice system where they testify in court and assess the mental state of criminals and victims. estimates that the annual salary for forensic psychologists ranges from approximately $38,833 – $107,764, with a median annual salary of $61,489 as of January 2016. In May 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that the median yearly salary for all other psychologists (a group that includes forensic psychologists) was $94,590.

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Expert Witness

Forensic psychologists are used by prosecuting or defense lawyers to testify at trial. They testify about the competency or sanity of a defendant, the emotional state of parents or children in custody cases, and the accuracy of eye-witness testimonies.

Jury Consultant

Lawyers may hire forensic psychologists to participate in a jury selection process. Some jury consultant duties include setting up mock juries, analyzing focus groups, researching case materials and completing other strategic psychological research.

Law Enforcement

Forensic psychologists with careers in law enforcement may be hired full-time by a police department or work as an independent consultant. Responsibilities may include suicide intervention, post-trauma counseling and stress management. Those with a master’s degree in forensic psychology are also qualified to provide counseling referrals to officers and their families. Additionally, they may be involved with developing officer training programs or hiring processes.

Victim Advocacy

Forensic psychologists working as victim advocates provide crime survivors and their friends and family with support and legal advocacy. They provide recommendations for shelter and safety, crisis intervention, education options and preventative strategies. They may also provide ongoing support throughout court procedures.

Juvenile Offenders

Those with a master’s degree in forensic psychology who wish to work with juvenile offenders may choose from several career paths. Counselors may work with juvenile residents of live-in crime rehabilitation programs by assessing, diagnosing and planning treatments. They may also provide counseling to juvenile offenders and their families directly in their home or in a local community setting. Services include victim counseling, substance abuse treatment, life skills training, conflict resolution and anger management counseling.

Forensic psychologists need to have a minimum of a master’s degree in forensic psychology or a related field in order to practice. Forensic psychologists may provide counsel in crimes and in trials, or they may work with supporting and counseling families and victims.

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