A two-year, full-time, 45 credit program, the Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology is designed to prepare students for doctoral training in clinical/forensic or experimental/applied legal psychology. Students will be trained in clinical assessment and psychological testing, the diagnosis of psychopathology, treatment planning, individual and group interventions, research design and statistical analysis and program evaluation. Research Practicum or Directed Research and a Thesis are required.
The eleven course core sequence provides students with the breadth and depth of knowledge and training needed to be a competent psychological scientist in forensic/legal psychology. Students are also required to take six credits of Research Practicum or Directed Research and six credits of Thesis for a minimum of 45 credits.
Applying to the Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology Program
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Psychology or related field, and must have satisfactorily completed undergraduate courses in Statistics and Research Methods. To apply, applicants must submit the following documents to the Office Graduate Admission:
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records
- Statement of Purpose (two double-spaced pages maximum) describing your interest in forensic psychology, career goals, and how you can positively contribute to the graduate program at Roger Williams University
- Official report of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores sent directly by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The ETS School Code for Roger Williams University is 3729
- Three letters of recommendation attesting to your academic accomplishments and potential to succeed in graduate school
- If applicant’s first language is not English, an official report of TOEFL or IELTS results
- Completed application form accompanied by the $50 application fee Applications are accepted for fall start only; the application deadline is March 15th.