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Forensic Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology, Public Policy and Law

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This doctoral program is designed for public and private health and safety professionals with a master’s degree who want to enhance their skills and advance their careers or consultancies. It provides a global dive into the psychology of violence and of the laws related to it in criminal justice systems, social services, security, and more.

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Forensic Behavioral Science

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Learn to take a methodical, scientific approach to investigating the causes of violence and ways to stop it. Concentrations include advanced situational awareness; forensic victimology; criminal behavior; conflict resolution and peace studies; and trial consulting, so that you can apply your learning across a variety of specialties.

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Advanced Practice Certificates

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Advanced practice certificates are designed to train and support participants in effectively preventing and mitigating conflict and violence. All are offered online, and taught by faculty experts who practice in the respective fields such as forensic psychology, forensic criminology, and others, and who bring their experience into the virtual classroom to transform theory into practice.

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More About Forensic Science Programs

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The California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) at Alliant International University offers education and training opportunities to support you at every stage of your career. Our master of science, forensic behavioral science; master of science, forensic leadership degree programs and advanced practice certificates support you in applying the latest, evidence-based practices to real world case studies and simulations. Graduates earn the competencies necessary to practice within the forensic fields, including within law enforcement, security, corrections, forensic psychology, forensic linguistics, trial consulting, and threat assessment and risk management. 

The CSFS doctorate in psychology, public policy, and law is designed for public and private health and safety professionals who have earned a master's degree or juris doctor from a regionally accredited institution and who want to enhance their skills and advance their careers or consultancies.

CSFS doctorate and master’s programs in forensics are offered online with two weekend residencies. Advanced practice certificates are fully online.

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California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS)

CSFS is where forensic scholarship and psychological practice come together to provide a comprehensive education in forensic studies. Learn more about the California School of Forensic Studies.

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CSFS is dedicated to graduating rigorously educated and trained professionals who impact society, public opinion, and policy by applying science in preventing, investigating, and mitigating conflict and violence. CSFS is a corporate partner of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), and many of our advanced practice certificates are eligible for continuing education credit.

CSFS Advanced Practice Certificate Program

CSFS advanced practice certificates provide an efficient pathway for those in different sectors to gain specialized forensic skills.

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International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).

CSFS is where scholarship and practice come together to provide a comprehensive education in forensic studies.

CSFS is a proud partner of ILEETA. The goal of the partnership is on-going professional development and support of ILEETA membership. Through this partnership, ILEETA members also benefit from a 10% tuition savings and an application fee waiver when enrolling as a new Alliant student in our degree programs and advanced practice certificates.

Forensic Linguistic Intelligence (FLI)

CSFS and the United Kingdom-based Forensic Linguistic Intelligence (FLI) have partnered to offer premier forensic linguistic doctorate and master's concentrations, as well as an advanced practice forensic linguistics certificate. 

CSFS and FLI are also joining to create a premium database that will evaluate linguistic patterns associated with crime subtypes, extremism, and political discourse. The database will be accessible to students who seek to conduct research in this field, with restricted access to law enforcement and security professionals.

Many CSFS advanced practice certificates offer continuing education credit through the American Psychological Association.