Concordia St. Paul News

February 22, 2013

Concordia Offers New Master’s Program in Forensic Mental Health

Concordia University, St. Paul is offering a new online graduate degree program in Forensic Mental Health beginning in March 2013. The 36-credit hour master’s degree program provides students with a comprehensive overview of the field of forensic health and related systems of care.

Some of the program’s outcome objectives for students include; learning evidence-based practices and therapeutic strategies deemed successful with treating and improving the lives of those within the criminal justice and legal systems, discussing the rationale behind why individual commit crimes and the impact it has on victims and families, learning about forensic risk assessment tools, testifying in court, and ethical and legal practices, and exposure to the factors, limitations and considerations facing individuals involved in the law enforcement, probation and corrections systems.

Concordia partnered with the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) to offer this master’s degree program, enhancing curriculum and professional training by using a comprehensive educational approach.

The first five courses in this program are offered as a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health.

Contact for questions about the Forensic Mental Health program.