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Masters Program
Forensic Criminology &
Criminal Profiling


Our Masters Program in Forensic Criminology & Criminal Profiling is intended to benefit criminal justice professionals seeking to work in both investigative and/or forensic settings. This includes criminal investigators, forensic examiners, criminologists, attorneys, and forensic mental health professionals (psychologists and therapists) - whether they are at the student or professional level. It also includes instructors of related subjects working at the college or university level. Our program requires the completion of a bachelor's degree maintaining an average GPA of at least 2.5 -- or the equivalent. Click on the image to the right to download the brochure.


This program will accommodate and professionally enhance those seeking to specialize their casework and / or teaching abilities. It includes directed instruction by practicing and testifying forensic professionals. However it also includes hands on experience with actual cases through our Behavioral Sciences Lab -- project that has achieved incredible results, focusing on vulnerable victim populations and human rights.

Classes begin: September  25, 2023

Late Registration available until October 9, 2023

Successful completion of this program requires the completion all subjects provided below. Each subject is worth 3 credit hours, for a total of 60 credit hours. This program can be completed in 18-24 months:


Core program requirements:

- FC601: Forensic Criminology 

- FC602: Advanced Forensic Investigations 

- FC603: Forensic Victimology 1 - The Ecological Model

- FC604: Forensic Victimology 2 - Vulnerable Populations (3 Credits)

- FC605: Forensic Victimology 3 - False Allegations & Malingering

- FC606: Criminal Psychology 

- FC607: Advanced Crime Scene Analysis 

- FC608: Advanced Criminal Profiling: Behavioral Evidence Analysis 

- FC609: Ethics in Criminal Justice                          

- FC610: Scientific Research Methods & Practice

- FC611Forensic Assessments 1- Understanding Civil & Human Rights

- FC612Forensic Assessments 2- Crime and Gender

- FC613Forensic Assessments 3- Structural Violence & Use of Force

- FC614Forensic Assessments 4- Investigating Public Corruption

FC615: Special Topics

- FC616: Report Writing & Expert Testimony 

- FC617: Internship / Masters Thesis 


Completion of these core subjects, along with those in a Professional 
Diploma concentration (120 hrs), is required to receive a Masters in Forensic Criminology.


The entire masters program can be completed in 18-24 months. Each subject requires 1-2 hours of lecture per week, in addition to homework and writing assignments. Each subject lasts approximately four months.


As mentioned, aa students must complete an internship, either via distance or onsite, with The FCI’s Behavioral Sciences Lab during the last quarter of their program. This will involve hands-on casework and supervised forensic assessments. 



Subsequent to completing core requirements, students can choose from 

any of the following concentrations to focus their course related research, their thesis requirement, and their internship.

- Forensic Investigation

- Forensic Victimology

- Criminal Profiling

- Criminal Psychology


This Masters in Forensic Criminology & Criminal Profiling is offered through The Forensic Criminology Institute (USA) in partnership with Instituto Ciencia Aplicada -- a fully accredited Institute of Higher Education in The United States of Mexico. It has the Recognition of Official Validity of Studies (RVOE) from the Ministry of Public Education of Mexico.

Oficio No.: DGAIR/DIPES/SR/DC/07547/2022
Expediente No.: SR-01-02338-20

Agreement No.: 20220982

Effective Date: September 17, 2020


Document (click here): 


This Masters Program is also in full compliance with the independent accreditation guidelines set forth by Instituto Ciencia Aplicada, The Global Forensic Alliance, and The IAFC / ABP Criminal Profiler Professional Certification Act of 2013. Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible for IAFC Criminal Profiler certification. 




Program registrations are accepted right up to the program start date. Additionally, students must register for classes in the masters program at the beginning of each quarter, three times per year.  Late registrations are accepted with permission for the instructor.



Step 1: Complete the online application form.

- Follow the step by step instructions closely.

- Pay the application fee online - here.

Step 2: Pay the Registration Fee, required once every quarter before classes begin.
Registration fee / per Semester: $250 USD ($5,000 MX)

Total Registration Fees: $1,500 USD ($30,000 MX)


Step 3: Pay Your Tuition - Choose one of the options below

1. Monthly Payment Plan: $250 USD ($5,000 MX) / Month for 34 Months

2. Quarterly Payment Plan: $1,250 USD ($25,000 MX) / Quarter for 6 Quarters


Total Tuition costs: $7,500 USD ($150,000 MX)

Note: Enrollment in the monthly payment plan incurs additional fees. Enrollment in the quarterly plan involves no additional fees.


TOTAL PROGRAM COSTS: $9,000 USD (180,000 MX)*

(*This cost does not include textbooks or other learning materials. It also does not include costs associated with travel and accommodation for the Internship if done on-site. Internships may be completed online.)


Full and partial scholarships are available to those in need, with special consideration to those students working in Latin American countries.


Group discounts available:

1. 20 persons or more: 35% Discount

2. 15-19 persons: 30% Discount

3. 10-14 persons: 25% Discount

4. 10-14 persons: 20% Discount

5. 5-9 persons: 15% Discount

Contact us directly for an application. 


Email us with any questions.

Brent E. Turvey, PhD



Aurelio Coronado, PhD


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