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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 2024 are now CLOSED. Applications for Fall 2025 admission will be open in October 2024. We strongly encourage you to attend an on-line informational session prior to applying to the program, to be held in November 20234 through February 2025. Dates of these seminars will be posted on our website in October 2024. These informational sessions will allow you the opportunity to learn more about the MLFP program, provide tips in applying, and also allow you to ask questions to MLFP staff, a current student, and an alumni of the MLFP Program. Priority deadline to apply to the MLFP program for fall 2025 will be March 1, 2025 and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through May 15, 2025.

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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.