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Forensic Psychology

Forensic & Counseling Psychology Program (MA)


All MA Forensic & Counseling Psychology students are required to take the following foundational courses :

COU CC523 - Psychology of Diversity and Difference
COU CS500 - Clinical Practicum Seminar I - Helping Relationships I
COU CS501 - Clinical Practicum Seminar II - Helping Relationships II
COU CX510 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
COU FP511 – Practicum I
COU FP512 – Practicum II
COU FS620 - Forensic I nternship Seminar I
COU FS621 - Forensic Internship Seminar II
COU GR501 - Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
COU LS659 - Lifespan Development
COU PA530 - Psychological Appraisal and Assessment
COU PR625 - Forensic Capstone Project Seminar
COU PS635 - Professional Issues and Ethics
COU PY522 - Adult Psychopathology
COU RS510 - Research and Evaluation in Psychology

COU SB515 - Substance Abuse and Treatment

Students are also required to take the following specialized courses:

COU FS500 - Behavioral Criminology
COU FS501 - Sex Offender Evaluation and Treatment or
COU FS550 - Consultation and Testimony in Forensic Psychology
COU MH530 - Psychology and the Legal System
COU TR602 - Trauma, Treatment and Theory

All Forensic & Counseling MA students are required to complete two years (960 hours) of field work. This consists of a 360 hour practicum in the first year and a 600 hour internship in the second.

Students may take the following courses above the requirements if they consider practicing in states that require them for licensure purposes:

COU CD501 – Career Counseling
COU FX510 – Introduction to Family Therapy

Click here to view the requirements for the concentration in Latino Mental Health, including the following courses:

COU CC549 – Introduction to Latino Culture
COU CC550 – The Experience Of Latinos In The United States
COU CC551 – Clinical Work With Latinos In The United States
COU XX500 – Special Topics – LMH

2013-2014 Class Schedule

If you have specific questions about the program schedule, please contact Maura O’Brien, Academic Affairs Administrative Assistant, at

Typical Course of Study

1st Year Students 2nd Year Students

16 total credits

14 total credits

1st Year Students 2nd Year Students

16 total credits

11/14 total credits (dependent on adding elective)

SUMMER SEMESTER Total Year Two: 25 credits
1st Year Students  

3 total credits

Total Year One: 35 credits  

Updated 11/3/14

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