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Certificate in Forensic Behavioral Health

Program Overview

Seek Career Opportunities Across Health Services and Criminal Justice

Develop a deep understanding of the relationship between behavioral health, criminal justice, and legal systems with CSP’s fully online forensic behavioral health certification. It’s offered in partnership with the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) and is not a clinical/counseling license program.

Develop a deep understanding of the relationship between behavioral health, criminal justice, and legal systems with CSP’s fully online forensic behavioral health certification. It’s offered in partnership with the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) and is not a clinical/counseling license program.

Fast Facts

9

months, depending on transfer credits

15

total credit hours

$475

per credit hour

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  • Gain access to a dedicated enrollment counselor who is ready to answer all of your questions.
  • Take one more step towards achieving your career goals.

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Enhance Your Interdisciplinary Understanding

This behavioral health certification integrates areas like human services, psychopathology, family violence, legal considerations, and other topics. You’ll gain a comprehensive overview of forensic behavioral health and related systems of care from professors who bring their real-world expertise into the online classroom.

The forensic behavioral health certification is offered fully online. Its synchronous format means that you’ll interact with your professors and classmates at specific chat times during seven-week terms. Other learning activities can be completed when and where it’s most convenient for you.

Curriculum

The behavioral health certification is 15 credit hours. You’ll study the roles and responsibilities of human service professionals, various forms of trauma and their impacts on global functioning, research on issues in human services, and evidence-based intervention and treatment strategies.

Curriculum

Program Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes

95%

95% of CSP graduates receive job offers within one year of graduation, according to the First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul.

44%

CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average, according to the graduate earning data source at https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.

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Admissions Requirements

To apply for the behavioral health certification online from Concordia University, St. Paul, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The forensic psychology certificate online program from CSP costs $475 per credit hour. You can transfer a maximum of half the program’s credit hours, bringing your total tuition as low as $3,800. Convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are also available to make your education even more affordable.

Faculty

You’ll have support from expert faculty members at CSP, who will be there to answer your questions and guide you throughout your behavioral health certification program. It’s yet another way that the online format mimics the experience of studying at campus.

Get the Feel of an In-Person Program on Your Schedule

Online programs from Concordia University, St. Paul are designed for your busy lifestyle. You can study at your convenience while taking advantage of synchronous or asynchronous coursework. With our flexible online framework, you’ll get to know your peers and faculty while engaging in unique assignments and activities. Explore the various ways that you will receive support through every stage of the online learning experience, and discover tips about how to maximize your resources.

Online Experience

Financial Aid

In addition to financing your online education with federal student aid and private loans, CSP offers online students a tuition discount (this limits eligibility for institutional scholarships). Transfer students could receive $2,000 or more through transfer partnerships and transfer student awards. CSP is also a Military Friendly® institution. An enrollment counselor and tuition planner will help you apply for financial aid.

Tuition & Aid

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you interested in one of Concordia’s online programs? Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about time to completion, accreditation, tuition and fees, admissions, and more. If applicable, you can also learn more about licensure, concentrations, or specializations offered in the program. Get more information about any online program or contact an enrollment counselor at (855) 641-2525 with further questions.

Yes, you can transfer up to 50 percent of the program’s credit hours from a regionally accredited institution toward this degree program. Our Transfer Specialists will guide you through the process.

Yes, this certificate program follows a cohort model.

The program’s 15 credit hours can be completed in 9 months. However, your transfer credits will vary the time it takes you to complete the degree.

Your first step is to complete the online application, and then prepare your high school or college transcripts, if applicable. See the How to Apply page for more information.

To apply, you must complete the online application, submit official transcripts, and write a brief personal essay. See the Admissions Requirements page for more information.

While not accredited, the Certificate in Forensic Behavioral Health is offered in partnership with the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS).

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Sources

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