Commencing in January of 2021, this Masters Program in Forensic Criminology is intended to benefit criminal justice professionals seeking to work in an investigative or forensic setting. This includes forensic examiners, criminologists, forensic mental health professionals, and students seeking hands on experience through our Behavioral Sciences Lab. It can also help those seeking to enhance their teaching and casework skills.
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 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
Students must register for the masters program at the beginning of each quarter, three times per year.
Registration fee: $250 USD ($5,000 MX)
Total Program Registration Fees: $1,500 USD ($33,000 MX)
Monthly Tuition: $275 USD ($6,000 MX) / Month for 24 Months
Total Program Tuition costs: $6,600 USD ($145,000 MX)
TOTAL PROGRAM COSTS: $8,100 USD (178,000 MX)*
(*This cost does not include textbooks or other learning materials. It also does not include costs associated with traveling and accommodation for the Internship if done on-site.)
Full and partial scholarships are available to those in need, with special consideration to those students working in Latin American countries. Contact us directly for an application.
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
Email us with any questions.
Brent E. Turvey, PhD
Aurelio Coronado, PhD