Bringing The Real World Into The Classroom: The MSCJ, Forensic Psychology Concentration
Tiffin University’s Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice (MSCJ), with a concentration in Forensic Psychology, is an outstanding example of how the real world meets the classroom experience. Our faculty members have all been working professionals in the field, and our students are also working professionals, which provides for an exciting dialogue and a dynamic education filled with connections. This is as real as it gets!
What Is TU's MSCJ?
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) is a professional practical degree program that attracts skilled managers, agents, and clinicians from many components of the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. Combined with the faculty who direct and facilitate the educational experiences in the MSCJ program, the school's talented and multifaceted students complete the mixture and create an intellectual synergy that’s found in very few graduate programs.
Our faculty bring years of executive, operations-level, clinical, academic, and research experience in criminal justice to the graduate learning process in a way that sparks debate, fosters insight, and elicits innovation. Joint student-faculty collaboration on learning projects is a common occurrence.
The Forensic Psychology Concentration
The Forensic Psychology Concentration is offered in a four semester format, with the addition of an intercession course or thesis option. This concentration is designed for students interested in examining the relationship between Psychology and the Criminal Justice system. As a student, you will develop knowledge and expertise in crisis intervention, counseling, psychopathology, personality assessment, and research methods.
Our Graduates Make A Real Impact: Careers With A MSCJ Degree
Tiffin University is ready to transform your future with the MSCJ degree program. This program attracts motivated students who want to make a difference in the real world, and at TU, we help you by providing a personal and practical education. Below are just a few of the many general and specific career paths that our graduates have taken.
- Administrative positions in local, state, and federal agencies
- Positions within corrections and probation departments
- Positions as a research assistant with various agencies
- Positions at the local, state, and federal level in the area of behavioral science
- Clinical or research positions with human service agencies, mental health agencies, social agencies, and forensic agencies
Some of our graduates use their degree for promotion opportunities in their existing law enforcement fields. Other graduates go on to continue their education, earning a Juris Doctorate, Ph.D., or Psy.D. degree.
Careers In Clinical & Research Settings
MSCJ graduates can also begin careers in either a clinical setting where they work directly with offenders and victims, or in research settings where empirical answers are sought to crucial issues affecting the administration of criminal justice. Some examples include:
- Juvenile group homes
- Domestic violence agencies
- Immigrant and naturalization services
- City police divisions
- And in positions such as Psychology Assistant, Court Administrator, Crime Analyst, and for the State Highway Patrol