Program Options and Fees

Program Graduate Application Fee: $60.00

Montclair State University offers two certificate programs in Forensic Psychology with the option of Clinical Placement and SupervisionClinical placement and supervision is available to BOTH licensed and license-eligible professionals. Clinical placement and supervision is available to carefully selected graduate students who obtain prior program approval.

Certificate Program in Family/Civil Forensic Psychology
This option provides comprehensive didactic training in both juvenile criminal and family/civil aspects of forensic.
This program requires completion of five Learning Modules, representing 15 credit hours.

  • PSYC 602 – Introduction to Forensic Psychology or PSYC 613 Research Methods in Forensic Psychology if both course sequences are being completed
  • PSYC 622 – Forensic Psychology in Family Court Proceedings
  • LSLW 555 Family Mediation or PSYC 659 Special Topics: Principles of Mediation
  • PSYC 651 – Seminar in Developmental Psychopathology II – Family Civil
  • PSYC 665 – Seminar in Forensic Assessment II– Family Civil OR Elective

Certificate Program in Criminal Forensic Psychology
This program is for professionals seeking to gain greater competence and expertise in the criminal aspects of forensic psychology, including, but not limited to, risk assessment, criminal competencies, and criminal responsibility.

This program requires completion of five Learning Modules, representing 15 credit hours.

  • PSYC 602 – Introduction to Forensic Psychology or PSYC 613 Research Methods in Forensic Psychology if both course sequences are being completed
  • PSYC 620 – Forensic Psychology in Criminal Proceedings
  • PSYC 626 – Expert Testimony
  • PSYC 650 – Seminar in Developmental Psychopathology I - Criminal
  • PSYC 664 – Seminar in Forensic Assessment I – Criminal OR Elective

Course fees are based on graduate credit tuition. Each course is three credits.

Selected students can complete both course sequences in a year as part of a post-doctoral fellowship in agencies and hospitals consistent with the requirements for diplomate status. There is also a non-fellowship option of clinical placement and supervision for license and permit eligible applicants. For applicants selecting the clinical placement and supervision option, additional course credit and fees apply.