What are my career options in Mental Health with a Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology?
With a Psychology degree, you can pursue a career in Forensic Psychology with a Master's Degree. Typically this degree will be in Clinical Psychology, but there are certain programs that are explicitly designated as "Forensics" You should pursue this career if you have an interest in abnormal psychology and behavioral health. Moreover, if your interests in forensics are tied to an interest in criminal profiling this path is for you. Click here to access a great document listing grad schools in Forensic Psychology.
You need to know that a Master's Degree typically requires requires 2 years of graduate school to complete. As a Master's degree student you must typically pay tuition, and your chances to get other financial support (e.g., a stipend to be a Teaching Assistant) will be needed. It is also important to know that with a Master's degree you will have greater job opportunities and greater salary than a Bachelor’s degree. In addition, your Master's degree will allow you to be licensed by a state to do certain activities (e.g., testing, therapy). Click here to read more about what a Master's degree in psychology offers.
payscale.com lists the yearly average income for a Master's in Forensics at $59,000.
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