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Master of Science in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Investigation

Master of Science in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Investigation

Mode of Study - Distance Learning

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General Information

Institute of Financial Consultants, USA Forensic psychology is one of the fastest growing specializations within the field of psychology. Through the curriculum, students are provided with an advanced understanding of psychological development and psychopathology, personality assessment, psychotherapeutic techniques and research methods.    

Admission Requirement

  • Applicants must possess an appropriate Undergraduate University or College degree from a recognized institution.
  • Applicants who do not hold a university or college degree, will be considered for admissions if they have professional certification / diploma AND minimum three years full-time appropriate work experience.

Professional Recognition

Recognized by International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals Inc

Open Enrollment Policy

Students can enroll at anytime from anywhere. There is also flexibility in pacing the course. All of the courses are distance learning courses offered online through our eCampus. PHU online courses operate on an open enrollment policy; there are no enrollment deadlines. This means the distance learning course starts for you on the day your registration is accepted. Registrations are processed and accepted on most business days.  


Core Courses

Core title

Credit Unit


Fundamentals of Investigative and Forensic Psychology

3 credits


Psychology of Criminal Behavior

3 credits


Sexual and Violent Crime

3 credits


The Psychology of the Courts

3 credits


Offender Profiling and Criminal Behavior Analysis

3 credits


Psychology of Addiction

3 credits


Theories of Personality

3 credits


Research Methods for Forensic Psychology & Criminal Investigation

3 credits


Criminal Investigation

3 credits



Required Research Courses

(9 credits)


Research Methods for Social Sciences Students

3 credits


Dissertation (Forensic Psychology) OR

6 credits


Dissertation (Criminology)

6 credits

Fees and Finance

  • USD180 per credit; Total: USD.6,480
  • The fees apply whether exemption is given or not.

Graduation Requirement

Students require 36 credits to graduate; Average GPA of 3.0; Any outstanding financial obligations must be paid.


If you have transferable credits from other tertiary educational institutions, these can count towards the requirements for most PHU qualifications. Maximum of 30 credits may be transferred. CFIPs with at least three years experience in industry, government or teaching/training in forensic investigation related subjects shall definitely get 30 Credits and then complete 6 to graduate.

If interested in this Program, please apply through IICFIP via e-mail address given above.

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