Program on Law and Behavioral Science

We are happy to announce three new academic programs, which are offered by ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences:

Our undergraduate program: Our BA and BS Concentrations in Forensic Psychology are open for Fall 2017 admissions/transfer! These programs are similar to a traditional psychology degree but with specialized coursework in forensic psychology, legal psychology, criminology, and criminal law. (The BS version requires additional science and statistics courses compared to the BA.) You can learn more about our on-campus programs here: BA Program | BS Program. We also offer these programs through ASU Online: Online BA | Online BS.

Our online masters program is now accepting applications. This is a 33-credit fully-online program leading to the Master of Science degree in Forensic Psychology. Our program is geared toward working professionals and can be completed in as few as 12-15 months of full-time study. You can download a tentative curriculum guide here. As the professional practice of forensic psychology requires a post-doctoral specialization, this program will not make students eligible for license/certification. Applications are now open for Fall 2017 at our Online Application Page. Note: If you are interested in studying toward a masters degree in-person, we suggest ASU's existing MS program in Psychology.

Our doctoral program leads to a Ph.D. in Law and Psychology. Our next incoming class will be Fall 2018--application materials will be posted in August and will be due December 1. (Applications must include transcripts, GRE-General scores, three letters of recommendation, and a 2-3 page personal statement.) This is a research-based degree program and will not lead to licensure to practice psychology. Students interested in clinical / forensic practice are encouraged to apply to ASU's Ph.D. program in clinical psychology.