Master of Legal and Forensic Psychology

The Master of Legal and Forensic Psychology (MLFP) program, offered in collaboration between the Department of Psychological Science and the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, will focus on the intersection of psychology and legal issues, with an emphasis on the use of psychological principles, theories, and research to better understand legal processes and systems. One of the strengths of this program is its promotion of interdisciplinary learning. At its core, the MLFP program will integrate facets of psychology, forensics and the law. Students will be immersed in an interdisciplinary field devoted to advancing scholarship, testing theories, and engaging in public service relevant to individual-level participation and experiences in legal contexts.  Degree recipients will enjoy a wide range of career opportunities in academic settings, research and policy institutes, government agencies, and a variety of public and private sector organizations and agencies.

Learn more about the program by exploring the MLFP curriculum and course descriptions.

MLFP Curriculum   MLFP Course Descriptions

Admissions for Fall 2022 are now OPEN. We strongly encourage you to attend an on-line informational session to be held in November 2021 through February 2022 prior to applying to the MLFP program. You can register for one of these informational sessions here: Events | UC Irvine | Master of Legal and Forensic Psychology. You may also want to attend an application workshop hosted by the School of Social Ecology at UCI: Plan Your Visit | Graduate Student Services (uci.edu)

The mandatory introductory course held on the UCI Campus, P200 - Introduction to Legal and Forensic Psychology (4 units), is scheduled for Sunday (evening), August 28th - Friday, September 2nd, 2022 for Fall 2022.

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The MLFP program is distinct from the Master of Advanced Study (M.A.S.) in Criminology, Law and Society. Learn more about that program.