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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forensic Mental Health Counseling, M.A.

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A two-year, full-time, 45 credit program, the Master of Arts in Forensic and Legal 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, psychopathology, research design and statistical analysis. 

The eleven-course 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 Directed Research and six credits of Thesis for a minimum of 45 credits. 

Applying to the Master of Arts in Forensic Mental Health Counseling

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Psychology or related field, and must have satisfactorily completed undergraduate courses in Statistics and Research Methods. Students are required to apply for a specific track on their application. To apply, applicants must submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admission:

  1. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records
  2.  Letter of lntent (two double-spaced pages maximum) describing your interest in clinical psychology, career goals, and how you can positively contribute to the graduate program at Roger Williams University

  3. 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
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation attesting to your potential to succeed in graduate school. All three letters should come from academic sources (professors) who can speak to your perfmmance in the classroom. One letter may come from an internship supervisor or employer, if appropriate. You should select recommenders who know you well, can speak about your character and work ethic, and can attest to your ability to handle graduate level coursework.
  5. If applicant’s first language is not English, an official report of TOEFL or IELTS results
  6. Completed application form accompanied by the $50 application fee

Applications are accepted for Fall start only;

February 1st - Priority Scholarship Consideration Deadline

Febraury 15th - General Application Deadline


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