2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Psychology, M.A.: Forensic Psychology Option

Dr. Richard Conti

Room: EC-230C

Tel: 908- 737-5883

Email: rconti@kean.edu

Program Description

The Master of Psychology, Option: Forensic Psychology is designed for students interested in pursuing doctoral training in psychology and/or law; master’s-level forensic jobs (e.g., in juvenile/adult court clinics, correctional settings, law enforcement research departments or forensic psychiatric settings); and those who are currently working or plan to work in a variety of law enforcement positions (e.g., police, corrections, federal law enforcement or governmental agencies).

Degree Requirements

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • 15 credits in Psychology on the undergraduate or graduate level including: General Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods or Experimental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Developmental Psychology.

Required Courses 27

PSY 5530ADVANCED ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

3

PSY 5555INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

3

PSY 5560RESEARCH DESIGN AND STATISTICS I

3

PSY 5565RESEARCH DESIGN AND STATISTICS II

3

PSY 5570PSYCHOLOGY OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR

3

PSY 5575NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

3

PSY 5580PERSONALITY&BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT

3

PSY 5585AGGRESSION, VIOLENCE RISK, AND THREAT ASSESSMENT

3

PSY 5910RESEARCH METHODS SEMINAR

3

Electives 9

Three courses selected from the following:

Psychology

PSY 5000EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY

3

PSY 5110DEVELOPMENTAL STUDY CHILDREN

3

PSY 5120SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF ADOLESCENCE

3

PSY 5130HUMAN DEV. ACROSS LIFE SPAN

3

PSY 5170PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING

3

PSY 5420BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

3

PSY 5510THEORIES OF PERSONALITY

3

PSY 5515ADVANCED THEORIES OF PERSONALITY

3

PSY 5550PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD

3

PSY 5590FIELD EXPERIENCE IN FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

3

PSY 5610ADVANCED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

3

PSY 5660INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSY

3

PSY 5920THESIS SEMINAR

3

Criminal Justice

CJ 5600AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM

3

CJ 5650RACE, CLASS & GENDER IN CJ

3

CJ 5680VICTIMOLOGY

3

CJ 5690CORRECTIONS

3

CJ 5730CRIMINAL LAW

3

Sociology

SOC 5000INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL JUSTICE

3

SOC 5100GLOBAL OPPRESSION

3

SOC 5111ANALYZING POWER & OPPRESSION

3

SOC5150SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNITY

3

SOC 5151CLASS AND SOCIAL INJURY

3

Total Credit Hours: 36