Degree Plan

MA Forensic Psychology

Admissions

  • Approved University Admission
  • 1 – 2 page Essay for Admission to Graduate Psychology Program
  • Letter of Recommendation with Form from a non-UHV, non-family source
  • Interview with UHV Graduate Faculty in Psychology
  • PSYC 3315 Stats for the Social Sciences – Grade C or better
  • PSYC 4311 Abnormal Psychology – Grade C or better
  • PSYC 4318 Research Methods for the Social Sciences – Grade C or better
  • Official GRE Data
  • Minimum Graduate Index score of 980 or higher
  • *Formal Admission to the Forensic Psychology Program

Students should submit official transcripts and GRE scores to the Office of Admissions. Program specific requirements such as essays, letter of recommendation, resumes, and/or writing samples should be submitted directly to Arts and Sciences.

Core – 21 semester hours

  • PSYC 6321 Psychopathology I (Pre-req: PSYC 4311 Abnormal Psychology and admission to Master's Program in Psychology, or consent from course instructor)
  • PSYC 6326 Advanced Research Methods (Pre-req: PSYC 3315 Stats for Social Sciences and PSYC 4318 Research Methods for Social Sciences, and admission to the Master's Program in Psychology)
  • PSYC 6330 Life-Span Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 6331 Multicultural Psychotherapy (Pre-req: PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy or COUN 6327 Theories of Counseling)
  • PSYC 6332 Advanced Social Psychology
  • PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy (admission to the Master's Program in Psychology)
  • PSYC 6336 Intellectual Assessment (admission to the Master's Program in Psychology)

Specialization – 33 semester hours

  • PSYC 6319 Vocational Psychology & Career Counseling (Pre-req:  admission to Master's Program in Psychology, and/or consent from course instructor)
  • PSYC 6322 Psychopathology II (Pre-req:  PSYC 6321 Psychopathology I and admission to Master's Program in Psychology)
  • PSYC 6327 Assessment for Forensic Psychology (Pre-req:  PSYC 6336 Intellectual Assessment, PSYC 6337 Personality Assessment and PSYC 6343 Professional Practices in Forensic Psychology, admission to Master's Program in Forensic Psychology, and consent of instructor)
  • PSYC 6333 Ethics and Practice of Psychology
  • PSYC 6335 Techniques of Psychotherapy (Pre-req: PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy)
  • PSYC 6337 Personality Assessment (Pre-req: PSYC 6336 Intellectual Assessment and admission to Master's Program in Psychology)
  • PSYC 6338 Group Psychotherapy (Pre-req: PSYC 6335 Techniques of Psychotherapy)
  • PSYC 6339 Theory and Techniques of Family Therapy (Pre-req: PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy or COUN 6327 Theories of Counseling)
  • PSYC 6343 Professional Practices in Forensic Psychology (Pre-req:  Admission to Master's Program in Psychology or Criminal Justice, or permission of instructor)
  • PSYC 6350 Addiction Counseling (Pre-req: PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy or COUN 6327 Theories of Counseling)
  • PSYC 6351 Crisis Intervention (Pre-req:  PSYC 4311 Abnormal Psychology and PSYC 6335 Techniques of Psychotherapy, and admission to Master's Program in Psychology)

Practicum – 9 semester hours

  • PSYC 6304 Practicum in Forensic Psychology*
  • PSYC 6304 Practicum in Forensic Psychology*
  • PSYC 6304 Practicum in Forensic Psychology*

*Pre-req:  PSYC 6321 Psychopathology I, PSYC 6330 Life-Span Development Psychology, PSYC 6333 Ethics and Practice of Psychology, PSYC 6335 Techniques of Psychotherapy, PSYC 6337 Personality Assessment and consent of instructor/Co-req:  PSYC 6338 Group Psychotherapy and PSYC 6330 Life-Span Developmental Psychology.