MS in Forensic Behavioral Science

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Forensic Behavioral Science Degree Overview


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A passion for making the world safer and more secure. A desire to prevent, investigate, and mitigate conflict and violence. A commitment to addressing and managing crises methodically and scientifically. These are the qualities shared by the students and faculty of the Master of Science in Forensic Behavioral Science Degree Program offered by the California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) at Alliant International University. If you’re looking to make a difference in your community, enroll in our Master’s in Forensic Behavioral Science degree today. 

 

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Faculty and Admissions

Get the information you need about our Forensic Behavioral Science degree to start your Alliant experience. Browse our diverse list of faculty members, or see the latest admission requirements for your desired program.

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Degree Highlights

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Portfolio Production

Graduate students in our master’s program will create a professional e-portfolio of work that will help them advance and enhance their forensic behavior science careers from the moment they graduate.

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Quality Concentrations

The program also offers several concentrations, such as: Criminal Behavior; Forensic Linguistics; Forensic Victimology; Professional Security & Protection; and Trial Consulting so that students can translate their education into impact across a variety of specialties.

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Master's Education

The Master in Forensic Behavioral Science is offered online with two weekend residencies, and utilizes simulations and case studies to support the application of theory to practice.

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Degree Information


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Faculty Spotlight: Diana Concannon

Diana M. Concannon, PsyD, is Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships at Alliant International University, Dean of the California School of Forensic Psychology, and Director of the APA-Accredited California Psychology Internship Consortium. To each of these positions, she brings more than 25 years of executive leadership experience to support the development and delivery of quality, practical, and accessible education in various mental health disciplines.

She is a forensic psychologist, licensed to practice in California, New York, Utah, and Washington D.C., a Professional Certified Investigator by the American Society for Industrial Security, a Rape Escape Instructor, and a Loyola Law School-trained Mediator.

She is the author of Kidnapping: An Investigator’s Guide to Profiling and Neurocriminology: Forensic and Legal Applications, Public Policy Implications, as well as numerous journal articles on extremism, threat assessment and risk management.

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Professor Diana Concannon from the Masters in Behavioral Science Program
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“The National Academy of Sciences has concluded what many students—particularly those already working in the field—have confirmed: The knowledge they have gained through mentorship, and the expertise conferred by informed intuition, is greatly enhanced when anchored in science. As the National Academy concluded, “Legitimating practices in the forensic science disciplines must be based on established scientific knowledge, disciplines, and practices, which are best learned through formal education.” The goal of CSFS’ Master’s program in Forensic Behavioral Science is to support our students to ground their skills, expertise, and knowledge in evidence-based practices that allow rapid and effective decision-making and responses that address complex forensic challenges.”
Diana Concannon
Dean of CSFS
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Program Campus Locations


The Master of Science in Forensic Behavioral Science Degree Program is offered as an online program. Explore our online programs below.

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Why Alliant

At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

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Why CSFS

The California School of Forensic Studies 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.

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