Online Master’s in Forensic Psychology

Touro University Worldwide (TUW) offers a 36-credit online Master of Science in Forensic Psychology degree that prepares students to pursue careers at the intersection of criminology and psychology.

Make an Impact on the Criminal Justice and Social Service Systems

The online Master of Science (MS) in Forensic Psychology degree builds a solid foundation of knowledge, insight, and skill to make a difference in the criminal justice system or in relevant legal and social services careers. 

Forensic psychology graduates gain expertise regarding judicial, human behavior, administrative, and educational contexts about psychological issues to judicial, legislative, or administrative bodies, along with conducting research in connection with litigation. 

Offering concentrations in Community Criminal Issues and Sex Offender Issues, students in the Master’s in Forensic Psychology program canspecialize their degree to align with their career interests. This non-licensure program also prepares psychology students to continue their education to earn a Ph.D or Psy.D in Human and Organizational Psychology.

Note: This master’s degree in psychology does not lead to any form of licensure or certification.

What makes this Master of Science in Forensic Psychology program different?

  • 100% online format with no residency required
  • Affordable tuition
  • Touro University Worldwide is a nonprofit accredited university
  • Finish in one year*
  • No GRE required with an accelerated admissions process
  • 6 starts throughout the year with courses held in 8-week session
  • Faculty are scholar-practitioners with expertise in criminal justice, law enforcement, and psychology.

*Degree can be earned in 12 months by those who take two courses per term for six consecutive terms.

Career Outlook in Forensic Psychology

The MS in Forensic Psychology program benefits our graduates who may serve as correctional psychologists, counselors, expert witnesses, law enforcement consultants, and research advisors to attorneys illuminating the role of psychology in corresponding legal cases. As consultants, forensic psychologists may serve a role in explaining the practical implications of relevant research, examination findings, and the opinions of other psycho-legal experts.

Online MS in Forensic Psychology Mission Statement

The Master of Science in Forensic Psychology program augments the Touro University Worldwide mission by providing adult learners and career professionals with a solid academic foundation to enhance their practical and academic skills that contribute to expertise in forensic psychological issues relative to judicial, legislative, or administrative systems crucial to the underserved and society at large.

Tuition Information

TUW’s tuition is $500 per semester credit. A range of tuition assistance programs are available to prospective students to help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses associated with continued education, including scholarships and student loans.

Many employers offer tuition assistance programs, so speak with your human resource representative to find out if additional financial support is available to you. TUW tuition assistance counselors are available to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.

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Program Requirements

The online MS in Forensic Psychology degree explores how mental and behavioral health interacts with the legal and criminal justice system, highlighting the application of theory in various contemporary settings.

More specifically, the graduate curriculum addresses psychopathology and criminal behaviors, professional ethics, the intersections between law and psychology, family violence, and psychological assessment.

Students complete 12 courses, 36 credits, to earn the Masters in Forensic Psychology. Nine required courses and three elective courses are selected from one of two concentrations currently offered.


TUW offers two concentrations, allowing professionals to target their course of study to meet their specific career goals.

Community Criminal Issues

Students who choose the concentration in Community Criminal Issues hone their criminal psychology skills in areas that affect communities and social behavior including juvenile delinquency, substance abuse and associated criminal behavior, and gangs and crime.

Sex Offender Issues

Students who choose the Sex Offender Issues concentration refine their forensic psychology skills by surveying topics such as human sexuality, sexual deviance and offenders, and victimology.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking to enter TUW’s MS in Forensic Psychology program must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
  • Transfer student from another college/university’s graduate program in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.75).

Students who meet one of the above criteria will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled:

  1. Submit an application.
  2. As a non-profit organization committed to serving the underserved, Touro University Worldwide has waived the $60 application fee for all prospective students.
  3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated. (See International Admissions for additional information.) Students are required to complete step 3 by the end of their first term of enrollment.

Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide.

For more information on WSCUC, visit or write WSCUC at 1080 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 500, Alameda, CA 94501.

Explore the Forensic Side of Psychology with TUW’s Master’s Degree

Touro University Worldwide offers a career-advancing online Master of Science in Forensic Psychology degree for students interested in criminal psychology and careers working with the legal and social services systems. Through a flexible format, students are able to specialize in their program to pursue their academic and professional goals.