• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 66 months
    Duration

About

Gain the specialized knowledge you need to advance in the exciting and diverse field of forensic psychology.

In this online program, you’ll acquire a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system as well as mental health issues that may drive criminal behavior. Explore ways to evaluate programs designed for forensic populations such as the incarcerated, recently released offenders, the mentally ill, and juvenile offenders.

Expedite your path through the program with our Fast Track Option, and choose from five specializations that allow for intensive exploration of the area of forensic psychology that aligns with your career goals. Prepare for a role as a teacher, researcher, or consultant in the law enforcement, government, education, or nonprofit sector.

Specializations (in addition to the General Program) 

  • Criminal Justice Self-Designed
  • Crisis Leadership Management
  • Crisis Response
  • Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology
  • Self Designed
  • Victimology

Note on Licensure

The PhD in Forensic Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.

Accreditation

Accreditation

  • Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Accreditation validates that a university and its programs are rigorous and offer relevant content. Walden University’s accreditation means:

  • The quality of the institution and its programs are continually reassessed and improved.
  • Credits earned are easier to transfer than credits earned at non-accredited institutions.

When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned a degree from an accredited university.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 66 months
  • Credits
    110 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Walden’s flexibility and support put your education within reach. You will benefit from a comprehensive online learning experience that includes:

  • Convenient start dates throughout the year.
  • Orientation that prepares you for success in an online environment.
  • Ability to complete coursework when and where it is convenient for you.
  • Access to courses and materials on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Multimedia resources designed to augment student learning: videos, case studies, simulations, articles, journals, and discussion topics.
  • A global online community of faculty, students, and alumni.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

Walden University's admission requirements vary by program and degree level.

Walden enrollment advisors are available to help you with every step of the online application process, from deciding which program is right for you to applying for financial aid.

Enrollment advisors can also explain Walden's transfer of credit policy for past educational experience. 

Funding

Paying for your education can be a challenge, but Walden helps you identify the many funding options that are available to you, including scholarships, grants, and federal and private loans. You can also check with your employer to see if they offer tuition reimbursement for your courses. A Walden enrollment advisor can help you determine which funding options are available to you. Additionally, you can save time and money by transferring credits earned previously.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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