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M.A. in Human Services — Forensic Behavioral Health: Career Outlook

Lead Teams in Addressing Mental Health Issues and Reducing Future Criminal Behavior

Serve as an integral leader on multidisciplinary teams with your master’s degree in forensic behavioral health. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed to thrive as a leader in multidisciplinary teams devoted to helping clients with their mental health issues and working to decrease their potential for future criminal behavior.

Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist


Help rehabilitate law offenders. In these roles you will interview offenders and their friends and relatives to evaluate progress, provide drug testing and counseling, and help offenders with job training and other needs.2

Juvenile Justice Specialist


Guide youth as they navigate the legal system. You’ll offer basic counseling and support, create treatment plans, and help them get ready for court dates.3

Other positions you could qualify for with your human services degree:

  • Child welfare and protection worker
  • Children’s therapeutic support service worker
  • Correctional caseworker
  • Crisis intervention specialist
  • Detoxification specialist
  • Domestic violence counselor
  • Geriatric care manager
  • Group home manager
  • Psychiatric rehabilitation specialist

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By filling out the form, you’ll:

  • 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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Program Outcomes: Impact Criminal Justice-Involved Clients with Mental Illness

In the forensic behavioral health degree program, you’ll:

Support Beyond Your Graduation Date

In addition to the high-quality education you’ll receive at CSP, you’ll benefit from a wide range of support during your time as a student that will extend throughout your professional journey as an alumnus. That’s part of how 95% of CSP graduates receive job offers within one year of graduation.

Job & Internship Board

Handshake is CSP’s job and internship board and it offers more than 20,000 opportunities to students and alumni. You’ll have an online login to easily stay on top of ways to enhance your career.

Personalized Career Development

Need help with resumes and cover letters, networking, social media, and job searching? From mock interviews to 1:1 phone appointments with a career advisor, you’ll receive the expert assistance you need to achieve your goals.

Job Fairs

More than 600 students and alumni attended various job fairs throughout the year. Get in front of top employers that are eager to connect with CSP’s current and former students.

Even More Forms of Support

The Office of Career Development staff is dedicated to supporting students and alumni on their path to find meaningful work. Including expert services from the office to partnerships with faculty and more, you’ll have several ways to get help and boost your career.