Forensic Psychologist

By: Carlos Castellanos

Job Description

A criminal or forensic psychologist addresses the mental state of an individual who has committed a criminal offense. This process involves studying and observing the criminal's mind for intentions, thoughts and aberrant behavior.

Degree needed & Salary


  • Master’s degree & License or certification in Psychology


  • $61,167

3 Colleges

  1. University of Denver in Colorado
  2. University of North Dakota in Grand Forks
  3. University of Pheonix

Job outlook

Employment of psychologists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be best for those who have a doctoral degree in an applied specialty and those with a specialist or doctoral degree in school psychology.