Mental Health Careers--Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology

magifying glass showing peopleWhat 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 explictly designated as "Forensics" You should pursue this career if you have an interest in abnormal psychology and behavioral health. Moreover, if yu 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.

Salary Information

payscale.com lists the yearly average income for a Master's in Forensics at $59,000.

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Click on the links below to read about other Mental Health careers that only require a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology:

Mental Health Careers--Mental Health Technician

Mental Health Careers--Social Work Assistant

Mental Health Careers-Foster Care Case Manager

Click on the links below to read about other Mental Health careers that require a Master's Degree:

Mental Health Careers--Master's in Clinical/Counseling Psychology

Mental Health Careers--Genetic Counselor

Mental Health Careers--Licensed Professional Counselor

Mental Health Careers--Marriage and Family Therapist

Mental Health Careers--Art Therapy

Mental Health Careers--Master of Social Work

Mental Health Careers--Pastoral Counseling

Mental Health Careers--School Counseling

Mental Health Careers--Substance Abuse Counselor

Mental Health Careers--Applied Behavior Analyst

Click on the links below to read about other Mental Health careers that require a Doctoral or Professional Degree:

Mental Health Careers--Doctoral Degree in Psychology 

Mental Health Careers--Psychiatrist