Complete Your Training in Forensic Studies

The California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University is on the forefront of redefining and expanding the traditional definitions of forensic behavioral science. As one of the first schools of forensic studies in the nation, we strive to impact society, public opinion, and policy through putting evidence-based practices into action.

The California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) is dedicated to graduating rigorously educated and trained professionals who impact society, public opinion, and policy by applying science in the service of preventing, investigating, and mitigating conflict and violence.

Two key objectives shared by all CSFS programs:

  • Effectively adapt theoretical principles to real-world situations.
  • Establish professional identities as ethical, effective, and compassionate forensic professionals.

Find Your Speciality

Our Online Master of Science Degree Programs in Forensic Behavioral Science and Forensic Leadership and Administration are designed to enhance the professional practice skills of those interested in entering—or currently working in—the forensic fields. You can tailor your degree to focus on your specific professional interest through one of the programs highly relevant concentrations:

  • Advanced Situational Awareness
  • Forensic Victimology
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies
  • Trial Consulting

All CSFS programs are taught by faculty who practice within the fields of forensic psychology, law, law enforcement, or security.

Advance Your Career

The California Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Behavioral Science, Public Safety, and Justice Advanced Practice Certificates

The California Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Behavioral Science, Public Safety, and Justice is dedicated to providing law enforcement, security professionals, other first responders, and mental and allied health professionals with practical forensic education and training through our Advanced Practice Certificates (APCs). All APCs are offered online by faculty experts who practice in the respective fields, and are offered as 3 courses over 3, 8-week terms:

  • Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Forensic Victimology
  • Fundamentals of Correctional Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Correctional Psychology with Assessment
  • Fundamentals of Military and Veterans Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Police Psychology
  • Police Psychology for Licensed Practitioners
  • TeleMental Health

Significant Opportunities for Research

The fields of forensics and criminology are still growing and evolving. Much more research still needs to be done to further advance these fields.

Our Forensics programs in California are anchored in strong social science research methods, designed to advance critical thinking skills. At the California School of Forensic Studies, you can work with faculty to become part of expanding this area of professional practice and academic study.

Strong Alumni Network

Alumni of the California School of Forensic Studies can be found in prominent positions across the United States, including the Lead Psychologist for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the University Chair of the Department of Psychology at University of Virginia.

Learn more about alumni relations at the California School of Forensic Studies. 

Prepare Your Next Step in Forensics and Criminology

As one of first forensic schools in the country, the California School of Forensic Studies has amassed accomplished faculty, professionally trained thousands of alumni, and developed a balanced program in both breadth and depth as well as scholarship and practice.

If you are ready to explore or further your career in forensics, contact us today at 1-888-825-5426.