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MS in Forensic Psychology - Military

Walden's online Master of Science in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Military program is designed to teach students to learn the particular stresses of military personnel as they come home. Learn more about Walden's Forensic Psychology program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Military

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Program Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university and established reading, writing, and research skills. Prospective students are asked to supply transcripts with a minimum 2.5 GPA in bachelor's coursework or a 3.0 GPA in completed master's courses. Those thinking of enrolling in Walden University's online Master of Science in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Military program should have a desire to work with military personnel and their families. All applicants to Walden University must have a high school diploma; some programs may have additional admission requirements.

Program Description:

This program focuses on the world of work for those enlisted in the military and the impact that has on their families, crime, and the law. Students in the Master of Science in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Military online program at Walden University have the chance to learn skills involved in supporting the military workforce psychologically and managing the experiences of relocation and separation from family during times of war. Students could learn how combat-related trauma and stress can lead to criminal and abnormal behaviors like drug addiction, violence, and homelessness. Learners may advance research skills in forensic psychology, and examine how to ethically apply data and assessments to the prevention of crime in the military. An understanding of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and post-traumatic stress disorder among military personnel and first responders could be explored and might prepare students to provide mental health services to this population. This program does not lead to licensure.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

53 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Walden University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for Master of Science in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Military:

The curriculum begins with an understanding of what to expect in forensic psychology studies at the graduate level through one foundational course. Students will then take core courses that overview criminal behaviors and the psychology behind them. Walden University's online Master of Science in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Military program requires students to take three specialization courses introducing the aspects of the military world and the stresses and trauma that contribute to abnormal behaviors in forensic populations. Students must participate in either a capstone project or a 12-week field experience at the end of the program to meet degree requirements. Degree and program information are subject to change. Contact Walden University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Foundation Course (3 credits)

  • Foundations of Graduate Studies in Psychology

Core Courses (30 credits)

  • Intersection of Crime, Psychology, and the Law
  • Abnormal Behavior
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Understanding Forensic Psychology Research
  • Assessment in Forensic Psychology Settings
  • Understanding Violence, Risk, and Threat Assessment

Specialization Courses (15 credits)

  • Military Culture
  • Trauma, Crisis, and Stress with Military Personnel
  • Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue

Capstone Course (5 credits)

  • Students will choose one of the following:
    • MS in Psychology Capstone
    • Field Experience

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students with Walden University's Master of Science in Forensic Psychology degree with a specialization in Military could continue studying military life, challenges, and social change through a doctorate in human services. They may also want to pursue forensic psychology through a clinical setting and attain licensure or gain skills in managing times of disaster and crisis. Graduates could be interested in the following doctoral programs:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Forensic Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Crisis Leadership Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Human and Social Services with a specialization in Military Families and Culture

Career Paths:

Graduates should be able to demonstrate skills in violence and threat assessment and a strong understanding of the mental health issues of military families and individuals within the forensic community. Graduates could work in law, non-profit organizations, or government and military agencies. Graduates from the online Master of Science in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Military program at Walden University may be interested in the following career paths:

  • Correctional officer
  • Case manager
  • Program director

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