Where can I earn a Doctoral Degree in Forensic Psychology?

The members of the American Psychology – Law Society (AP-LS: Division 41, American Psychological Association) have compiled a Guide to Graduate Programs in Forensic and Legal Psychology, which provides useful information for comparing programs. This guide lists current graduate programs in forensic and legal psychology, in alphabetical order and by degree: doctoral programs (PhD and PsyD), joint programs (PhD/JD, PsyD/JD, JD/MA, PhD/MLS), and masters-level programs. Each program is described using the same categories (program facts, admission criteria, opportunities for research or practica, and funding availability) to help prospective students make informed choices about graduate training and education in psychology and law.

Doctoral Programs in Forensic Psychology

There are a number of colleges and universities that offer doctoral degrees in forensic psychology, in both clinical and non-clinical programs. For ease of reference, the available programs have been categorized into clinical and non-clinical programs.

Clinical Doctoral Programs in Forensic Psychology

Alliant International University – California School of Forensic Studies (PhD in Forensic Psychology or PsyD in Forensic Psychology)

American School of Professional Psychology (PsyD with concentration in Forensic Psychology)

Argosy University – Chicago (Clinical PsyD with concentration in Forensic Psychology)

Arizona State University (Law and Psychology JD/PhD Program)

California State University, Fresno and the University of California, Davis (Joint PhD in Forensic and Behavioral Sciences)

Carlos Albizu University in Miami (PsyD in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology)

Chicago School of Professional Psychology (PsyD in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology)

Drexel University (JD/PhD or PhD with a concentration in Forensic Psychology)

Forest Institute of Professional Psychology (PsyD in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology)

Fordham University (Clinical PhD with concentration in Forensic Psychology)

John Jay College of Criminal Justice-CUNY (MA or PhD)

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (PsyD with Forensic Psychology Concentration)

Nova Southeastern University (PsyD with a concentration in Clinical Forensic Psychology)

Pacific University (PsyD with an emphasis in Forensic Psychology)

Palo Alto University (joint PhD/JD [with Golden Gate University School of Law]; and PhD in order proscar

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Sam Houston State University (PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in forensics)

Simon Fraser University (PhD in Clinical-Forensic Psychology)

Spalding University (PsyD in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology)

Texas A&M University (PhD in Clinical Psychology)

University of Alabama (clinical PhD with a psychology-law concentration)

University of Arizona (Clinical Psychology with a Forensic Interest)

University of Illinois at Chicago (PhD in Clinical Psychology with Minor in Psychology and Law)

University of Nebraska (joint JD and PhD or joint JD and MA in Psychology)

West Virginia University (PhD in Clinical with emphasis in forensics)

Widener University (JD/PsyD joint degree)

Non-Clinical Doctoral Programs in Psychology and Law

Alliant International University (PhD in Forensic Psychology)

Arizona State University (Law and Psychology JD/PhD Program)

Cornell University (PhD with a concentration in Law, Psychology and Human Development)

Florida International University (PhD in Psychology with an emphasis in Legal Psychology)

Georgetown University (PhD in Psychology with concentration in Human Development and Public Policy and a PhD in a joint program with a Masters in Public Policy )

John Jay College of Criminal Justice-CUNY (MA or PhD)

Simon Fraser University (PhD in psychology in the psychology and law program)

University of Arizona (PhD and/or JD) University of California-Irvine (PhD in Criminology, Law & Society or in Psychology and Social Behavior)

University of Florida (PhD in Criminology and Law; and joint JD/MA program)

University of Illinois at Chicago (PhD with concentration in Psychology and Law)

University of Minnesota (PhD in social psychology with a research concentration in social psychology and law; joint JD/PhD can be customized)

University of Nebraska (joint JD/ PhD or joint JD/MA in Clinical or Social Psychology or Masters of Legal Studies)

University of Nevada- Reno (PhD in social psychology with a concentration in psychology and law)

University of Texas at El Paso (PhD in Applied Psychology with the Legal Psychology Group)

University of Wyoming (Social or Developmental PhD with concentration in Psychology and Law)

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