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Forensic Psychology Careers

Serve Your Community as an Expert in Forensic Psychology

Complete in 3.5 Years

6 Starts Dates Per Year

The online Forensic Psychology degree delivers psychology expertise that can be immediately applied to the legal and criminal justice fields. You’ll graduate ready to become a voice for those impacted by substance abuse, crime, legal issues and domestic violence.

  • 7% projected industry growth for the social science field through 20311
  • Prepare for diverse careers in psychology, criminal justice and the legal system
  • Learn from expert faculty
  • Study online on your schedule

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Careers with a Forensic Psychology Degree

With the online Forensic Psychology major, you’ll gain the academic credential to pursue graduate study, plus the career-ready skills for positions within domestic violence programs, correctional facilities, probation, youth services, law enforcement, substance abuse rehabilitation facilities, and more.

  • Probation Officer: $60,250 per year2
  • Social Service Manager: $74,000 per year3
  • Rehabilitation Specialist: $52,777 per year4

The need for psychology and social work professionals is on the rise. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the field of social science to grow 7% and create at least 98,000 new positions by 2031.1 The psychology field is expanding nearly as fast, with expected growth of 6% by 2031.5

  • Top salaries for forensic psychologists can reach $130,000 annually6
  • 98,700 new positions for social science professionals created by 20311
  • $72,740 was the median annual salary for social science professionals in 20211


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  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Social and Community Service Managers.” Retrieved from
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  5. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Psychologists.” Retrieved from
  6. Payscale. “Average Forensic Psychologist Salary.” Retrieved from