What Are Some Good Forensic Psychology Schools?


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Some good schools with programs in forensic psychology include the University of Denver, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Roger Williams University. Forensic psychologists study why crimes are committed, the types of people most likely to commit crimes and how to prevent crimes from occurring.

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The University of Denver in Colorado offers a Master of Arts in forensic psychology which usually takes two years for full-time students to complete. Graduates of this program work in many settings related to criminal justice, including victim assistance, police consultation, domestic and child abuse programs and trial consultation.

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice is part of the City University of New York system. John Jay College offers a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and a Master of Arts/Juris Doctorate degree in forensic psychology. The Juris doctorate degree is completed at New York Law School. In order to complete a master's degree at this school, students need to complete either an internship consisting of 300 hours or thesis.

Roger Williams University is located in Bristol, Rhode Island and offers a full-time two-year Masters in Arts in forensic psychology. There are two tracks at this school. One requires the completion of a thesis, the other is intended for students who want to become forensic practitioners.

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