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Master s Information Studies: Business Information Systems (track) – Graduate Schools of Science –

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Master s Information Studies: Business Information Systems (track)

In the interdisciplinary track Business Information Systems (BIS) in the Master’s programme Information Studies you learn how organisations apply Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in decision-making, development and change processes. The track combines organisational theory, innovation theory and knowledge of applying ICT for organisational and societal purposes.

Is Business Information Systems at the UvA the study programme for me?

  • you have a background in social sciences (like for instance Business, Media or Policy Studies) and understand the crucial function of information systems/ICT applications in business processes, decision-making and communication
  • you have a technical background in ICT (like computer science or artificial intelligence) and appreciate the organisational aspects and organisational behaviour that determine successful application of ICT
  • you’re a student with a mixed organisational and ICT background, like a degree in Information Systems or Information Science and want to deepen your knowledge of organisations and ICT

What does Business Information Systems at the UvA have to offer me?

The BIS track focuses on:

  • how information systems can be developed and managed in line with organisational or societal goals and all other information systems already in use
  • how organisations, products, processes or societal functions can be innovated by ICT application
  • how people use information in business processes and decision-making processes
  • how effects of ICT on organisations and society can be studied.

The word organisation in this context means business, governmental and entrepreneurial organisations or their networks.

Studying in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an interesting city to do your Master’s and to start a career in the BIS field. The University of Amsterdam is one of the best in Europe, Amsterdam belongs to the top 10 livable cities in the world and hosts the most ICT companies in the Netherlands. Furthermore ICT intensive industries like the financial industry, the creative industry, dotcom entrepreneurs, headquarters of international companies and all kinds of business services are highly present in Amsterdam.

Degree programme MSc Information Studies Type Regular study programme Mode Full-time, part-time Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months Language of instruction English Starts in September CROHO code 60229

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Cal Poly Pomona – Acalog ACMS™, cal poly graduate programs.#Cal #poly #graduate #programs


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2017-2018 University Catalog

“When you open a book you go places where your mind runs wild and your dreams can soar.” (Corey Matthew Falls)

When you opened this catalog, this “book”, you opened your mind to the potential and possibility of earning a baccalaureate or graduate degree. Congratulations on taking this first step towards one of life’s greatest, and most rewarding adventures!

As John F. Kennedy, our 35th President of the United States, wrote: “Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream, which fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.” Here at Cal Poly Pomona, one of only nine polytechnic universities in the nation, you will receive the highest quality education that is aimed at fulfilling your “private hopes and dreams” of success. In our “learn by doing” environment, you will put theory into practice, and you will be well prepared to enter the work force or graduate school, or make other contributions that are not only beneficial to you, but also to your family, community, and indeed our nation and beyond. In fact, our graduates are among the country’s most sought-after professionals. Excellent faculty is a hallmark of Cal Poly Pomona, and many of them are nationally distinguished in their fields. More importantly, they are a dedicated and talented group who, along with outstanding staff and administrators, are committed to your educational success. I am confident that the friends you make and the partnerships you form during your time with us, will be among the most memorable and treasured of your lifetime.

You will have the opportunity to select from a broad array of programs, many of which have earned a national reputation. Cal Poly Pomona has been ranked by the Center on Higher Education Reform as one of the best universities for delivering access, affordability and student success. This ranking validates Cal Poly Pomona’s core values of access to academic quality and the celebration of diversity. The collegiate experience is much more than academic coursework, with more than 250 student clubs and organizations you learn and practice skills of team building and leadership, while making contributions to the campus and community. I invite you to become a part of our university family and encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities that await you here at Cal Poly Pomona where your dreams can soar!

I look forward to seeing you on campus.

Cal poly graduate programs

Soraya Coley, President

“Student-Centered, Faculty and Staff-Focused, and Community-Minded”


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Social Entrepreneurship Concentration – Duke s Fuqua School of Business #social #entrepreneurship #graduate #programs


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Social Entrepreneurship Concentration

The Concentration in Social Entrepreneurship is designed for students interested in using their MBA skills in the entrepreneurial pursuit of social impact. The core MBA program provides a strong foundation for any student looking to become a successful sector leader. However, MBAs looking to use their skills and talents for social impact must approach their work thoughtfully, recognizing the unique challenges, opportunities, and qualities associated with trying to create social value.

The Social Entrepreneurship Concentration is designed to serve students who aspire at some point in their lives to be social entrepreneurs, executives in social-purpose organizations, philanthropists, board members, or leading volunteers in their communities and the social sector. Courses in this concentration will also appeal to students interested in incorporating strategies for social impact into their business and entrepreneurial careers.

Coursework Requirements: Students must complete at least 6 courses (for a minimum of 18 credits) according to the guidelines below.

Required Course: MANAGEMT 750 — Social Entrepreneurship

Choose at least 2 of the following courses (only 1 can be a practicum course):
MANAGEMT 898 — Advanced Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship
MANAGEMT 898 — Impact Investing
SOCENT 895 — Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum (Social Entrepreneurship projects) or MANAGEMT 898 — Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum Foundations (CASE i3 consulting projects)

Choose at least 2 from the following lists of Fuqua and non-Fuqua courses:

Fuqua Courses

ENRGYENV 626 — Environmental Sustainability
ENRGYENV 627 — Business Strategy for Sustainability (Formerly ENRGYENV 898)
FINANCE 646 — Corporate Finance
FINANCE 651 — Entrepreneurial Finance
FUQINTRD 693 — Irrational Choices, Unconscious Decisions and Market Failure (Formerly FUQINTRD 898)
HLTHMGMT 712 — Medical Device Strategy (Formerly Medical Device Commercialization)
HLTHMGMT 898 — Invention to Application
MANAGEMT 746 — Power and Politics
MANAGEMT 747 — Leadership
MANAGEMT 748 — Managing Human Assets and Organizational Change
MANAGEMT 749 — Ethics in Management
MANAGEMT 754 — Mentored Study in Entrepreneurship*
MARKETNG 796 — Market Intelligence
MGMTCOM 570 — Effective Advocacy
MGRECON 787 — Behavioral Economics (Formerly MGRECON 898)
STRATEGY 838 — Entrepreneurial Strategy
STRATEGY 840 — Emerging Markets Strategy
STRATEGY 845 — Entrepreneurial Execution/Planning
STRATEGY 848 — New Ventures 1: Opportunity Evaluation
STRATEGY 849 — New Ventures 2: Strategy Development 1 and STRATEGY 850 — New Ventures 2: Strategy Development 2 (must take both courses)
STRATEGY 851 — New Ventures 3: Operating Plan Development 1and STRATEGY 852 — New Ventures 3: Operating Plan Development 2 (must take both courses)

* While not required, students may fulfill some of the requirements through mentored study or independent study opportunities, as long as the content of the project is focused on the entrepreneurial pursuit of social impact. Students interested in this option should email CASE in advance and file the appropriate forms for an independent study including an explanation for why it should qualify for the concentration.

Non-Fuqua Courses

In total, only 6 credits of non-Fuqua courses may count toward the concentration. Non-Fuqua courses other than those listed below may be considered by petition to CASE in advance of taking the course:

For students interested in nonprofit management and community development:
LAW 541 — Non-Profit Organizations
PUBPOL 559S/LAW 585 — Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Not-For-Profit Management
LAW 314 — Community Economic Development Law
PUBPOL 544S — Schools and School Policy

For students interested in the environment and sustainability:
ENVIRON 520 — Resource and Environmental Economics
LAW 235 — Environmental Law
PUBPOL 721S — Institutional Design for Sustainable Development

For students interested in global health:
GLHLTH 671 — African Health Systems, NGOs and Global Health
GLHLTH 701 — Global Health Challenges
GLHLTH 750 — Health Systems in Developing Countries
PUBPOL 642S — Designing Innovations for Global Health

For students interested in international development:
PUBPOL 723 — Poverty Reduction and the International Financial Institutions
PUBPOL 726 — Innovation and Policy Entrepreneurship
PUBPOL 728 — Monitoring and Evaluation

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Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters #public #health #graduate #schools


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Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters

Resumes and CVs

The purpose of your resume or CV (Curriculum Vitae) is to obtain an interview, but it s a good idea to update your resume or CV every six months or whenever you complete an experience.

What is the difference between a resume and a CV?

  • A CV is typically longer in length and is needed when applying for positions in medicine, academia, or a scientific profession.
  • A resume is typically one or two pages in length and is used to apply for all other types of positions.
  • Most MPH students will need a resume for their careers.
  • A CV is common for Ph.D. students, professors, and medical doctors. A CV includes a list of publications and presentations.

To get started creating or updating your resume, view these resources:

For more help or to determine if you should use a resume or CV, review these slides from the NIH Office of Intramural Training Education presentation titled Job Search Documents for Professional Scientists.

Ph.D. students interested in faculty positions should review the University of Miami Graduate School Preparing Future Faculty Guide.

Cover Letters

Sometimes you will need to submit a cover letter with your resume or CV. A cover tells an employer what position you are applying for, why you are interested in the position and the organization, and what relevant skills, experience, and education you can bring to the position.

Tips for writing a strong cover letter:

  • Follow standard business letter format. Align everything to the left, do not indent, set the format to single space, and double space between paragraphs.
  • Address your letter to a specific person (Mr. Ms. or Dr.). Review the organization s website to find out who the supervisor of the position is and address the letter to him or her.
  • Write a new cover letter for each position you apply to. Avoid sending the same letter to multiple employers.
  • Look at the job description of the position. Highlight required qualifications listed and the job duties. In the second paragraph of your cover letter, highlight the skills you possess that the employer wants.
  • The cover letter should provide new content that is not as easily available on your resume or CV. The cover letter is an opportunity to tell the employer why you want to work at their organization and why you are a good fit for the position.

Cover Letter Resources


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PhD in Clinical Psychology #fordham #university, #rams, #undergraduate, #graduate, #college, #school, #higher #education, #bachelor,

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PhD in Clinical Psychology

Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Recent Achievements

Dr. Keith Cruise is co-principal investigator for a new grant to improve practices and outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system at risk of negative after-effects from trauma. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention funded this collaborative effort under the direction of staff at the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice. as well as various state and county level justice departments.

Congratulations to four of our CPDP faculty who have have been awarded six new research grants (5 of which are federally-funded, and 5 multi-year) that total almost $1-million in total direct costs. All of these grants focus on cross-cultural and/or vulnerable, underrepresented minority (URM) populations.

School settings URM youth

Our new research projects add to our CPDP faculty s multi-million dollar research portfolio across numerous faculty. These new projects also bolster our existing strengths in each of our core training areas. As detailed in the last column of the table above, each of the new projects contributes to our training in:

  • Biomedical, Psychosocial, Sociocultural aspects of Clinical Psychology
  • Our rigorous cross-cutting Training Priorities (i.e. Research Methodology, Research Ethics Forensic Issues, Assessment Techniques, and Advanced Analytics)
  • Our four core training settings and the vulnerable populations in these settings (i.e. School, Healthcare, Forensic Mental Health, and Community Engaged Ethics Research; children, adolescents, older adults; and vulnerable and understudied populations such as HIV, refugees, low SES, etc.)

Overview of newly funded research projects

  • Dr. Cruise has two new projects. The first is funded by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. This project will implement a new screening tool for juvenile justice community diversion centers. The second project is funded by SAMHSA and provides trauma support for youths who are at risk of, or already involved with the juvenile justice system. Both projects focus on Forensic Mental Health Settings vulnerable, low-income URM youth.
  • Dr. Rivera Mindt has a new project funded by the Alzheimer s Association that examines how genetic (APOE 4) and nongenetic (cerebrovascular, sociocultural) risk factors contribute to cognitive neural abnormalities in aging HIV+ Latinas/os. Trainees will collect and analyze data using novel Research Methodologies (i.e. genetics, neuroimaging, sociocultural), and this project incorporates Biomedical and Sociocultural training within a Healthcare setting with vulnerable, low-income URM older adults.
  • Dr. Rosenfeld received support from a Health Disparities/Equities Research Supplement to his NCI-funded R21 grant and contributes to our Research Ethics Forensic Issues training. This project focuses on health disparities by adding a sample of Latina/o cancer patients to an on-going study to validate a new measure of prognostic understanding. This project occurs in a Healthcare setting and involves research with Latina/o cancer patients.
  • Dr. Yip has a new project funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities and contributes to our Sociocultural training. This project adds a sample of Chinese adolescents to a study of ethnic/racial discrimination, sleep disturbance and health to an on-going study exploring the same associations among Black and Hispanic youth funded by the NSF. This project takes place in public School settings and involves ethnically diverse youth.

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Katharine Ross: Daughter Attacked Me with Scissors #actor, #roles, #crime # # #courts, #crime

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Katharine Ross: Daughter Attacked Me with Scissors

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Actress Katharine Ross has obtained a restraining order against her daughter, Cleo Rose Elliott, after the young woman repeatedly stabbed her in the arm with scissors, according to court documents.

Ross who is married to actor Sam Elliott is best known for her roles in iconic films such as The Graduate and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Now 71, Ross writes in the restraining order that Cleo, 26, verbally and emotionally abused me even as a little girl but became increasingly violent at age 12 or 13, and that the problem came to a head earlier this year.

On March 2, Cleo lost her temper, told her mother, I want to kill you, kicked in a cupboard door in the kitchen and then followed her mother around the house, the court documents state.

Ross says that when she picked up the phone to call police, Cleo cut the phone line with scissors, threatened to poke her in the eye with the scissors and then stabbed her six times in the right arm, using enough force to pierce my skin through my shirt and leave me with marks that are still visible today.

It s unclear what may have instigated the incident. Ross filed the protective order on March 8 without an attorney. Her spokesman tells PEOPLE he s unfamiliar with the documents and that Ross has no comment.

Until a hearing in the matter on March 30 in Santa Monica, Cleo is ordered to stay at least 100 yards from her mother s home, car and workplace and to not try to contact her. The documents additionally state that if Cleo needs to come by the family s Pacific Coast Highway home for any of her belongings, police officers need to be present.

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  • Military history graduate programs #military #history #graduate #programs


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    The Society for Military History

    Welcome to the Society for Military History

    Established in 1933 as the American Military History Foundation, renamed in 1939 the American Military Institute, and renamed again in 1990 the Society for Military History, the Society is devoted to stimulating and advancing the study of military history. Its membership (today more than 2700) has included many of the world’s most prominent scholars, soldiers, and citizens interested in military history.

    The Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Ashley Kumbier, CPA, as our new Treasurer. To learn more, please click on this link .

    From the National Coalition for History:

    At long last, after a seven-year effort involving so many of you, Federal Competitive Grant funding is now available for K-12 History and Civics Education professional development! The US Department of Education has published a Federal Register Notice announcing the grant competition for the National Activities grants we successfully advocated for in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

    NOTE: The timing on this is tight! For those wishing to apply for funding please note the following:

    The deadline on notice to apply is August 10th (this entails you telling the US Department of Education you intend to apply).

    The Department of Education will host a pre-application webinar to provide technical assistance to interested applicants on July 18, 2017-next Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. eastern time. To join the webinar please go to the event address: at https://educateevents.webex.com/educateevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0ff2dd5c36144d0f8e4ba71d69d03484 .

    The deadline to submit applications is August 21st .

    For further information contact: Christine Miller, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW. Room 4W205, Washington, DC 20202 5960. Or by email: [email protected]

    Details about the K-12 History and Civics National Activities Grants Program:
    The new program is designed to promote innovative instruction, learning strategies, and professional development in American history, civics and government, and geography, with an emphasis on activities and programs that benefit low-income students and underserved populations.

    This is the first year the new grants program received funding from Congress. It is expected the grants will be awarded in October 2017. The estimated amount of available funds for FY 17 is $1,700,000. Contingent upon the availability of funds and the quality of applications, the Department of Education may make additional awards in subsequent years from the list of unfunded applications from this competition. The estimated range of awards is $200,000 $700,000 per year and the estimated average size of awards is $500,000 per year. The estimated number of awards is 2 7. The project period is up to three years, with renewal of up two additional years if the grantee demonstrates to the Secretary that the grantee is effectively using funds.


    Lee White
    Executive Director
    National Coalition for History

    The Society for Military History

    Current Events

    There are several conference, fellowship and job announcements on the Opportunities pages (updated 18 July) that may be of some interest to SMH members.

    The Society for Military History is a proud member of the American Council of Learned Societies.

    The Society’s web site has been named a Crucial Site on 20th Century Military History. Click here for complete details.


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    Elementary Education: Degrees – Programs: Graduate: School of Education: Indiana University #graduate #degrees #in

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    School of Education

    Degrees Programs

    Elementary Education

    You can make a daily difference in the lives of young students and nurture a lifelong passion for discovery. At the IU School of Education, we help passionate and committed individuals become the kinds of teachers that students will remember for the rest of their lives.

    Programs Offered:
    Overview

    Our elementary education program ranked #8 in the nation by U.S. News World Report has produced many of Indiana s best teachers. Whether you re entering the field of education, want to build upon your skills and knowledge as a practicing educator, or plan to pursue a career as an education policy maker or researcher, we offer the right degree for you.

    Faculty

    Our elementary education faculty offers a broad range of expertise in reading, science, mathematics, and social sciences education. As scholars, they ve produced groundbreaking research on topics ranging from teacher training to improving literacy rates for multicultural students. As educators, they have served as mentors to many of Indiana s best teachers.

    • Donna Adomat. Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
    • Valarie Akerson. Professor of Science Education
    • Sharon Daley. Clinical Assistant Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
    • Jesse Goodman. Emeritus
    • Carol-Anne Hossler. Clinical Associate Professor of Elementary Education
    • Peter Kloosterman. Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education 2010-2015; Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Education
    • Diana Lambdin. Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education (2005-2010) and Emerita Professor (Mathematics Education and Teacher Education)
    • Mitzi Lewison. Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
    • Terrence Mason. Interim Dean
    • Leana McClain. Senior Clinical Lecturer
    • Carmen Medina. Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
    • Meredith Park Rogers. Associate Professor of Science Education
    Careers

    IU graduates make up one third of newly licensed teachers in Indiana each year. To help you find a position that fits your skills, content area, and interests, our School of Education career counselors are available to:

    • Develop effective resumes and cover letters
    • Improve your networking and interview skills
    • Interview with prospective employers at education job fairs
    Contact

    For further information about the M.S. in Elementary Education (Elementary Education Track), please contact:

    Meredith Park Rogers
    Program Coordinator
    Associate Professor, Science Education
    Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    W.W. Wright Education Building, Room 3072
    201 North Rose Avenue
    Bloomington, Indiana 47405-1006
    Phone: (812) 856-8168
    Email:

    For further information about the Ed.S. in Elementary Education, Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies (Elementary Education Track), and Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies (Elementary Education Track), please contact:

    The Elementary Certification Masters Program (ECMP) is on moratorium while it is being revised. To receive updates on this program please contact:

    Office of Teacher Education
    Email: edhelp


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    Public Health #umass, #umass #amherst, #umass #at #amherst, #university #of #massachusetts, #university #of #massachusetts

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    Public Health Sciences

    The Public Health Sciences undergraduate degree program in the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences is among the most comprehensive programs in New England. Public health faculty members are experts in many pressing public health concerns such as obesity and diabetes prevention, women’s health, global health, aging and healthy living, and environmental health concerns. The Public Health Sciences major prepares students for entry-level public health positions; graduate programs; and medical, physician assistant, and nursing school.

    Departments and Programs

    In the Spotlight

    UMass Amherst has named Public Health Sciences senior Meghan Berry among this year’s 21st Century Leaders. The university honors a group of graduating seniors each year for their exemplary achievement, initiative and leadership.

    Sara J. Hickey, a senior majoring in public health, legal studies and French, was honored at the State House during the state Department of Higher Education’s “29 Who Shine” ceremony saluting public campus graduates for their civic and academic achievements.


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    Forensic Psychology Schools and Degree Programs #forensic #psychology #degree, #forensic #psychology #graduate #programs, #forensic

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    Forensic Psychologist
    (found programs from 310 schools)

    Welcome to the most complete directory on the Web of Forensic Psychologist programs. It contains all the nationally accredited programs, from 310 schools across the country.

    Are you interested in learning what makes the human mind tick and using your knowledge to help investigators solve crimes? Forensic psychology could be the ideal career path for you. Forensic psychology is a hybrid field that combines the intensive knowledge of a criminal psychology degree with a complete understanding of laws and the legal process.

    If you want to become a forensic psychologist, use our directory of criminal psychology schools to request more information today!

    As with a criminal psychology degree, this job tends to come with a lot of responsibility, so you should be ready to defend your expertise and enhance your understanding at all times. Forensic psychologists are not like traditional psychologists, who aim to serve patients and help them enjoy fuller, more productive lives. Rather, forensic psychologists are dedicated to finding out the truth, whether or not the patient they’re speaking with provides it. As a result, forensic psychology professionals often use different techniques and strategies to glean information from interviewees.

    Forensic psychologists are often used in courts of law. Your skills may be called upon to determine whether or not a patient is competent to stand trial and what their mental state was at the time of allegedly committing a crime. Using subtle psychological markers, you may be expected to figure out if a witness or suspect is telling the truth. The information provided by forensic psychologists is often used in jury deliberations, lawyer arguments, and sentencing decisions.

    As you may have expected, forensic psychologists are required to meet a thorough set of educational requirements before beginning their careers.

    Requirements for Becoming a Forensic Psychologist

    If you’ve ever considered a career as a psychologist, you know that this career path is fairly demanding in its educational expectations. This is especially true for forensic psychologists, since they must have a deep knowledge of forensic science in addition to psychology.

    For your criminal psychology major, you should consider first earning a Bachelor’s degree in criminal psychology. There are a few selected Bachelor’s degree programs in forensic psychology, but they are few and far between. Some Bachelor’s-level programs do allow you to choose a specialty, so you may be able to take courses in forensic psychology while earning your undergraduate degree. At this level, you may spend four years taking classes like Organizational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and the Psychology of Personality. Your time as a student isn’t done yet! You’ll need to find graduate programs in forensic psychology that lead to a Master’s of Science in Forensic Psychology. These forensic psychology Masters degree courses offer the training you need to effectively work with witnesses, victims, and criminals, while helping you learn the ins and outs of the American legal system. Core classes include Behavioral Interventions in Forensic Settings, Settings and Tools of Psychological and Violence Risk Assessment, and Ethical Concerns in Forensic Psychology. You may choose a specialization track that permits you to develop your knowledge base in one specific area. Popular specialization tracks include forensic psychology in the legal system and forensic psychology for mental health workers.

    A PhD or PsyD will be required before you can get your state psychology license and begin working as a forensic psychologist. While a PhD allows you to pursue more academic endeavors, like teaching at a university, a PsyD is more focused on patient care. To earn a PhD, you may need to spend several years writing a thesis on a specific subject of forensic psychology. A PsyD will require lots of clinical work and supervised work.

    Career Outlook and Salary Potential for Forensic/Criminal Psychologists

    Across the United States, forensic psychologists can anticipate a fairly stable job outlook. O*Net expects job openings for clinical psychologists to increase by 8% to 14% between 2012 and 2022.

    Salaries in this field vary widely. Generally, experience trumps all, as well as the criminal psychology major you’ve earned. As you prove yourself in a courtroom and demonstrate your expertise, you may be able to command higher salaries than earlier in your career. Per O*Net, the average salary for a clinical psychologist is $67,760 per year. In a low cost of living state like Florida, salaries may be lower. In Florida, the average salary is $66,200 per year (O*Net, 2013). Other states may have considerably higher salary ranges. The average salary for a New York clinical psychologist is $80,200 per year, nearly $13,000 higher than the national average (O*Net. 2013). Those who work in California claim a median income of $81,400 per year (O*Net, 2013).

    Working as a Forensic Psychologist

    It’s obvious that it takes a lot of work to become a criminal psychologist, but what is it like to work as a forensic psychologist? Your job duties may change from day to day, depending on which cases you’ve been assigned to and how full your caseload is. Part of your job duties rotates around questioning suspects. You may have to find out if they are mentally fit to stand trial and if they have enough mental competence to understand what is being asked of them. This also involves watching for signs of mental illness or for faked signs of mental illness. For those that have already been convicted or who are being tried for a crime, you may determine their risk for committing future crimes or their mental state at the time of committing a crime.

    Forensic psychology is a highly specialized field; as a result, most psychologists do not work full-time on cases. In many cases, forensic psychologists are faculty members at a local university or college and work on cases when they are needed. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports on a case that involved the repeated stabbing of a 12-year-old girl by two of her friends. A forensic psychologist was called in to determine the girls’ mental state; the psychologist later found that one of the girls was incompetent to stand trial. Your expertise can make a difference on the lives of those who go through the criminal justice system. Contact the schools with forensic psychology Masters degree programs in our directory to learn more about criminal justice programs that can lead to a career as a forensic psychologist!

    Featured Schools Accepting Students from Across the US:

    Online programs may not be available in all areas


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