Full time & Part time August, January MA Full-time: 2 years; part-time may be available.

About the course

Why do individuals commit crimes? Is it possible to understand their motivations?

The Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology program attempts to answer these questions using psychological concepts as utilized in the legal system. Students learn to examine mental health through multiple perspectives: social, cultural and legal. Lastly, they learn to apply their skills through classwork and externship training.

Potential Curriculum Paths

The degree offers two informal paths of study that can be used as a course selection tool.

Course Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

37 credits, including 25 credits in required courses and 12 credits in elective courses, and

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Course Content



Where is George Washington University


Student Profile(s)

Samiullah Baloch Badini

“I can work to change the laws — I can help those people with mental illness who are being put in jail instead of mental hospitals. Having this master’s degree from GW in forensic psychology means I’ll be heard.”


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