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M.S. in Forensic Sciences - Forensic Psychology for Investigators

The Master of Forensic Science with a concentration in forensic psychology is designed to better prepare investigators by focusing on criminal behavioral analysis. This track is a non-thesis track that can be completed fully online with a minimum of 32 credit hours.


This program is not designed to create clinical or counseling psychologists. If you are interested in applying for related licensure or a Ph.D. program, please check the prerequisite requirements for the respective licensing authority or doctoral program before applying.

Program Format

The master’s program requires 32 graduate credit hours and requires a capstone creative component. This program may be completed full-time or part-time.

Elective course titles include Forensic Psychology, Forensic Victimology and Criminal Behavoiral Analysis.  This track is designed to help you be a well-rounded invistigator by having a better understanding of the criminal mind along with processing elements of a crime scene, it is not meant to lead to a career in criminal profiling or to become a clinical psychologist.  



All undergraduate majors are acceptable for admission to this track.  Admission requires completion of the online application, submission of academic transcripts, a personal statement (outlining your background and goals with the program), a resume/CV and 3 letters of recommendation.


Applications are considered year-round on a space-available basis. Application materials are submitted through the OSU Graduate College.


Suggested Deadlines:

Fall admission review begins: February 1

Spring admission review begins: October 1



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Degree Requirements -

  • Satisfactory completion of 32 graduate credit hours
  • Satisfactory capstone experience
  • Must maintain a 3.0 or better GPA
  • 7 years maximum time to complete the program

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