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M.A. in Human Services–Forensic Behavioral Health

Program Overview

Study the Relationship Between Behavioral Health and the Law

Offered in partnership with the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS), CSP’s online human services master’s degree is designed for professionals interested in forensic behavioral health, criminal justice, legal, and related care systems.

Offered in partnership with the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS), CSP’s online human services master’s degree is designed for professionals interested in forensic behavioral health, criminal justice, legal, and related care systems.

Fast Facts

6

semesters, depending on transfer credits

36

total credit hours

$475

per credit hour

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Learn to Improve the Lives of Others

CSP’s online human services master’s degree teaches you the evidence-based practices and intervention strategies that have demonstrated positive success for individuals involved in the criminal justice and legal systems. It also offers insight into the disabilities and disorders often associated with people involved in the criminal justice, legal, and forensic behavioral health care systems.

The fully online human services master’s degree takes place in a convenient learning format with seven-week terms. Note that the human services degree is not a clinical/counseling licensed program.

Curriculum

The human services degree online program is 36 credit hours. You’ll study human services research, family violence, psychopathology, ethical and legal considerations, special populations in human services, and risk assessment. There’s also an optional study abroad course and a capstone course to complete an integrative project on a scholarly topic of your choice.

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 degree online from Concordia University, St. Paul, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The behavioral health master’s degree 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 $8,550. 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 human services master’s degree 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 degree program follows a cohort model.

The M.A. in Human Services–Forensic Behavioral Health has 12 courses.

The M.A. in Human Services–Forensic Behavioral Health will have six start dates throughout the year, in January, March, May, July, September, and October.

The online M.A. in Human Services–Forensic Behavioral Health from Concordia University, St. Paul is $475 per credit hour.

This program is offered in a fully online format.

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