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 the Fall 2021 Cohort are now OPEN. The priority deadline to apply for Fall 2021 admission is March 1, 2021, applications submitted by this date will be given first consideration for enrollment. We will accept applications on a rolling basis until May 15, 2021.

The mandatory introduction course held on the UCI campus, P200- Introduction to Legal and Forensic Psychology (4 units), is scheduled for Sunday (evening) September 12th - Friday, September 17th, 2021 for Fall 2021.

Learn how you can apply!

We will also be having four live on-line seminars in January (25th/28th) and February (8th/10th).  You will have the opportunity to ask questions to current students/alumni in the program as well as administrators of the program as you finalize your application.  If you are interested, please go to this link:

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