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Program Requirements

39 credits total

Required courses
24 credits

  • FLP 501 Bases of Psychopathology
  • FLP 502 Research Methods1
  • FLP 511 Legal and Investigative Psychology
  • FLP 512 Issues in the American Legal System
  • FLP 527 Psychology, Social Policy, and Law
  • FLP 531 Psychology of Criminal Behavior
  • FLP 540 Forensic Assessment2
  • FLP 599 Internship: Forensic and Legal Psychology3, 4, 5

Five (5) elective courses from the following6
15 credits

  • CE 508 Crisis Intervention7
  • CE 509 Substance Abuse Assessment and Intervention7
  • CE 517 Neuropsychological Issues, Treatments, and Assessments
  • FLP 503 Statistics8
  • FLP 515 The Death Penalty and Its Mitigation
  • FLP 520 Wrongful Convictions: Case Analysis
  • FLP 526 Field Experience in Criminal Court
  • FLP 527 Psychology, Social Policy, and Law
  • FLP 533 Psychology of Sexual Violence and Exploitation
  • FLP 536 Victims of Interpersonal Violence
  • FLP 552 Psychology of Law Enforcement
  • FLP 555 Individual Profiling: International and Political
  • FLP 556 Group and Country Profiling: International and Political
  • FLP 559 Behavioral Criminology
  • FLP 560 Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence
  • FLP 563 Psychology and Treatment of the Juvenile Offender
  • FLP 566 Child Victimization
  • FLP 567 Juvenile Justice
  • FLP 570 The Intelligence Community: Theory, Process, and Challenges9
  • FLP 571 Intelligence Analysis I9
  • FLP 572 Intelligence Analysis II9, 10
  • FLP 573 Counterintelligence9
  • FLP 574 Contemporary Terrorism and the U.S. Response9
  • FLP 598 Project: Forensic and Legal Psychology

Intelligence Studies Concentration
Students pursuing the Intelligence Studies Concentration must complete the following five (5) courses, instead of choosing five (5) electives from above:

  • FLP 570 – The Intelligence Community: Theory, Process, and Challenges
  • FLP 571 – Intelligence Analysis I
  • FLP 572 – Intelligence Analysis II10
  • FLP 573 – Counterintelligence
  • One of the following:
    • FLP 574 – Contemporary Terrorism and the U.S. Response
    • IT 577 – Human Considerations in Cybersecurity

1 Students considering the M.A. in Forensic and Legal Psychology and M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling need to be aware that, per CACREP requirements, FLP 502 is not an approved course for the CMHC degree. Instead, CE 500 is required.
2 Prerequisite: FLP 501 (or CE 501 if a Dual FLP/CMHC student).
3 Prerequisites: FLP 501, 502, 511, 531 and 6 additional program credits.
4 Students in the Intelligence Studies Concentration must complete an internship in the intelligence community or at a private sector company that supports the intelligence community. Students who take FLP 502 and 503 should complete a research-focused internship.
5 In order to enroll in PS 599F, students must have completed the internship application process. See the Forensic Psychology Student Handbook for details.
6 With prior approval of the advisor, graduate credit for other elective courses can be applied toward the student’s degree.
7 Students considering the M.A. in Forensic and Legal Psychology and M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling should select CE 508 and CE 509 as electives, as well as be aware of the requirement for the dual degree option. Approval from the Counseling Department chairperson is required in order to enroll in CE courses.
8 Recommended for students interested in research-oriented careers and/or doctoral studies.
9 Priority given to students in the Intelligence Studies Concentration.
10 Prerequisite: FLP 571.