With orientation starting on May 1, 2021, our Masters Program in Forensic Criminology is intended to benefit criminal justice professionals seeking to work in an investigative or forensic setting. This includes sex crimes investigators, homicide investigators, forensic examiners, criminologists, attorneys, and forensic mental health professionals - whether they are at the student or professional level. It is intended to accommodate and professionally enhance those seeking to specialize their casework and / or teaching abilities. It includes not only directed instruction by practicing forensic professionals, but also hands on experience with actual cases through our Behavioral Sciences Lab -- a project that has achieved incredible results with actual cases related to vulnerable victim populations.
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
- FC611: Forensic Assessments 1: Understanding Civil and Human Rights
- FC612: Forensic Assessments 2: Crime and Gender
- FC613: Forensic Assessments 3: Structural Violence and Use of Force
- FC614: Forensic 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 2 hours of lecture per week, in addition to homework and writing assignments. Each subject lasts four months.
All 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
COMPLIANCE & ACCREDITATION
This Masters of Science in Forensic Criminology will offered through The Forensic Criminology Institute in partnership with Centro de Estudios Universitarios del Nuevo Occidente (CEUNO) and Cienca Aplicada - both of which are accredited in The United States of Mexico. Other regional accreditations are pending.
This Masters Program is in full compliance with the accreditation guidelines set forth by Ciencia Aplicada, CEUNO, The Global Forensic Alliance (see these requirements under "Partnerships" above), and The Criminal Profiler Professional Certification Act of 2013. Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible for IAFC Criminal Profiler certification.
REGISTRATION / TUITION
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. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, 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