Applied Psychology

The Applied Psychology track prepares students for careers as providers of direct services to clients in organizations such as correctional facilities and community action organizations. The track can serve as a springboard for clinical work at the doctoral level. 


Suggested Courses

  • Psychology and the Legal System I
  • Psychology and the Legal System II
  • Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • Psychopathology
  • Basics of Psychological Assessment
  • Forensic Psychological Assessment
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Offenders
  • Ethics in Forensic Psychology
  • Research and Statistics
  • Consultation and Testimony
  • A choice of two electives (Recommended elective courses: Evaluation and Treatment of Sex Offenders, Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment, Issues in Family Law, Children and Adolescents in the Legal System
  • 250 hours of externship training, tailored to a student's professional interest, at a law enforcement agency, treatment site, correctional institution, public defender's office, prosecutor's office, or other similar setting.

Students in this program are also required to pass a Comprehensive Examination.


Recommended Electives

  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sex Offenders
  • Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment
  • Issues in Family Law
  • Victimology
  • Children and Adolescents in the Legal System
  • Interrogation and Interviewing
  • Psychological Profiling
  • Police Psychology
  • Counterintelligence
  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism