Online Graduate Degree Programs

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The School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine offers two online graduate degree programs -- Master of Criminology Law and Society (MAS) and Master of Legal and Forensic Psychology (MLFP). Both programs offer students an interdisciplinary education and opportunities to engage with world-class faculty with expertise in a variety of fields including criminology, law and forensic psychology. The program curriculums are designed to help working professionals advance in their careers and recent undergraduates further their education. The programs have raised the standard for online learning with innovative learning platforms that make it easy for students to interact with faculty, teaching assistants and staff.

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Master of Criminology Law and Society

In the Master of Advanced Study (MAS) in Criminology, Law and Society program, the curriculum emphasizes theoretical and practical applications, central to crime and its control, social policy and the law.  Students take courses in Public Policy, Crime and Criminal Justice; White Collar Crime;  Miscarriage of Justice and others.

Example Courses:

Crime Hotspots
Crime and Social Deviance
Cyber Security
Hate Crime
Intro to Criminology, Law and Society
Legal Institutions and Society
Police, Courts and Corrections
Preventing Errors of Justice
Public Policy, Crime and Criminal Justice
Research Methods
Sentencing and Corrections
Social Problems, Law and Policy
White-Collar and Corporate Crime

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Master of Legal and Forensic Psychology

In the Master of Legal and Forensic Psychology (MLFP) program, students study the intersection of psychology and law, with an emphasis on the use of psychological principles to better understand legal practice and policy. Students take courses in Legal Reasoning; Clinical Interviewing and Treatment; Forensic Assessment and others.

Example Courses:

Children and the Law
Clinical Interviewing and Treatment
Compliance and Enforcement
Data Analysis and Statistics
Forensic Assessment
Introduction to Legal and Forensic Psychology
Legal Reasoning and Jurisprudence
Mental Health and the Law
Program Capstone
Psychology and the Law
Race and the Law
Research Methods
Violence, Anger and Psychopathology

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