Master of Science in Forensic Behavioral Science Online Curriculum Plan

Please note that there may be other requirements for completion or options for elective and specialized courses. And, as this is a new program, course offerings are subject to change. Please see the academic catalog for the full curriculum.

  • Theory and Application of Forensic Behavioral Science
  • Concentration Course I
  • Ethics, Values and Diversity in Forensic Contexts
  • Concentration Course II
  • Residency Master’s Project: E-Portfolio Development I
  • Violence and Criminal Behavior
  • Concentration Course III
  • Criminal Law and The Justice System
  • Concentration Course IV
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Interviewing and Evidence
  • Residency Master’s Project: E-Portfolio Development II
  • Forensic Program Evaluation
  • Concentration Course V


Advanced Situational Awareness

  • Introduction to Behavior Analysis
  • Decision-Making in Complex Situations
  • Biopsychosocial Elements of Stress Responses
  • The Fundamentals of Threat Assessment and Management
  • Contemporary Threat Management

Forensic Victimology

  • Fundamentals of Forensic Victimology
  • Prevention and Safety Planning
  • Investigation
  • Victim Advocacy and the Justice System
  • Victmiology in Context: Mass Casualty and Disaster Contexts

Criminal Behavior

  • Mass, Serial and Pattern Criminals
  • Sex Crimes & Offenders
  • Investigative Psychology and Criminal Profiling
  • Targeted Violence and Threat Assessment
  • Psychology of Media and Criminal Behavior

Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies

  • Fundamentals of Mediation
  • Conflict and Crisis Negotiation: De-Escalation and Violence Prevention
  • Communication & Human Factors in Crisis & Conflict
  • Ideological & Political Conflict
  • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Trial Consulting

  • Case Conceptualization and Presentation
  • Legal and Procedural Concepts in Trial Consulting
  • Jury Dynamics & Decision Making
  • High Stakes Voir Dire & Jury Selection
  • Scientific Inquiry in Trial Consulting

Instruction may be provided on-ground, online or in hybrid modalities, and varies by program. For on-ground and hybrid programs, instruction is primarily provided at an Alliant campus; however, some instructional activities may take place off campus at a location appropriate for the particular activity, including, but not limited to, online courses or online portion of courses, internships, practicums, or field placement activities.

For online programs, instruction is provided online; however, some programs may include an in-person residency requirement at one of Alliant’s campuses. Additional instructional activities, including, but not limited to internships, practicums, or field placement activities may take place at a location appropriate for the particular activity.