Graduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology
Forensic Psychology is a rapidly emerging field where the legal system intersects with the mental health profession. This 15-credit curriculum places special emphasis on victimology, offender treatment, mental health law, juvenile justice and delinquency, and family court dynamics.
Benefits: The certificate’s primary objective is to develop understanding, and critical thinking and assessment skills, to prepare students for work in a field where forensic psychology is needed.
Skills: The Certificate in Forensic Psychology is designed to train students to work with people within the criminal and civil justice systems, including civil, criminal and family court systems. Student will learn about the interchange between psychology and law, gain an understanding of landmark cases that have impacted the field, how to critically evaluate and provide assessment to victims and offenders, and children involved in divorce.
Quality and Convenience: This program is taught by the same practitioners that teach in Rosemont’s distinguished Masters in Clinical Counseling Program. The certificate requires the completion of 15 credit hours (5 courses), all courses will be offered in a 7 week accelerated format, and the certificate can be completed within 6 to 9 months.
Growth potential: This program appeals to current practitioners, such as school psychologists, clinical counselors, criminal justice officers, or recent college graduates seeking additional skills to enhance marketability.
Job opportunities: Upon completion of the program, students will be qualified to be employed in settings where expertise in forensics is necessary. Such settings include child welfare agencies, state mental health facilities, jails and prisons, community mental health centers, juvenile correction facilities, government agencies, family courts, and private practice. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts continued steady growth in this field.