M.S. in Forensic Psychology
In order to be admitted to the program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Have a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited or internationally-recognized institution.
- Have a GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 credits of undergraduate study OR completion of a minimum of 18 credits of graduate study with a GPA of 3.0 or better OR completion of the GRE test with a preferred score of 1000 (verbal and quantitative).
- Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or higher who have proven work experience in law, law enforcement, corrections, criminal justice, or a related field may be considered. An interview will be required.
- Submit an official transcript from all post-secondary schools attended.
- Submit official scores from the GRE (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing). This submission is optional and may be used to supplement the application (i.e. academic record) or meet the above requirement for admission.
- Complete all parts of the admissions application form and submit the processing fee.
- Provide a written essay of 500 words indicating your relevant experiences and goals for pursuing a masters-level degree in forensic psychology
- Provide two letters of recommendations from individuals who are familiar with your aptitude for graduate study.
Note: All students are admitted into graduate study only. Upon completion of the first 4 courses with a 3.0 GPA or better, they will be matriculated into the degree program. Students who do not meet this standard will be discontinued in the program.
The program will accept applications for non degree seeking students (special students) who may take up to four courses without applying for full admission to the degree program. These students will need approval of the program director. They will be required to follow all procedures if they wish to apply for full admission to the program.
Foreign nationals who reside outside the U.S. at the time of application, and whose native language is not English, must present evidence of proficiency in English by satisfactorily completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Score requirements are the same as undergraduate admission and are as follows: minimum paper score =550; minimum computerized score = 213; minimum internet score=79). A score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (ILETS) exam is accepted in lieu of the TOEFL.
Applicants who have attended foreign universities or colleges are required to have their academic credentials evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence. While there are several credential evaluators, the most widely used companies are listed below or visit www.naces.org.
International students are encouraged to contact the Office of International Student Services at (954) 262-7240 or 800-541-6682, ext. 27240, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.nova.edu/internationalstudents.