MS in Forensic Leadership and Administration Curriculum Plan


Curriculum Plan (2020-2021)

Please note that there may be other requirements for completion or options for elective and specialized courses. Please see the academic catalog for the full curriculum. Course offerings and sequence are subject to change.

  • Fundamentals of Forensic Leadership
  • Concentration Course I
  • Ethics, Values and Diversity in Forensic Contexts
  • Concentration Course II
  • Residency Master’s Project: E-Portfolio Development I
  • Employee Engagement, Motivation and Retention
  • Disciplinary Action in Forensic Settings
  • Concentration Course III
  • Effective Communication: Internal and External Relationship Building
  • Concentration Course IV
  • Concentration Course V
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Residency Master’s Project: E-Portfolio Development II
  • Program Evaluation in Forensic 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

Forensic Linguistics

  • Forensic Linguistics: Theory and Application
  • Discourse as Evidence
  • Evaluating Authorship
  • Forensic Linguistics: Global Case Studies
  • Linguistics and Online Media 

Forensic Victimology

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

Professional Security & Protection Concentration 

  • Security, Safety & Protection
  • Security and Protection Policies & Programs
  • Organizational Security & Response
  • Threat Investigation, Case Management & Communication
  • Threat Assessment & Risk Management 

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.


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