Q: How does the Master in Legal and Forensic Psychology (MLFP) program differ from the Master of Advanced Study (MAS) in Criminology, Law and Society Program? Q: How does the Master in Legal and Forensic Psychology (MLFP) program differ from the Master of Advanced Study (MAS) in Criminology, Law and Society Program?
A: The Master of Legal and Forensic Psychology (MLFP)program, offered in collaboration between the Department of Psychological Science and Department of Criminology, Law and Society, focuses 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. 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. CLICK HERE to learn more about the program.
The Master of Advanced Study (M.A.S.) in Criminology, Law and Society prepares professionals for leadership positions in criminal justice and the legal professions. The curriculum emphasizes theoretical and practical applications central to crime and its control, social policy, and the law. Students graduating from our program are positioned for career advancement as well as further academic endeavors. Our graduates have careers in a variety of areas including the FBI, homeland security, district attorney’s office, police departments, crime units, probation agencies, parole agencies, clerks of courts, appellate law, criminal defense law, psychology, education, and social work. CLICK HERE to learn more about the program.