Forensic psychology schools in Illinois prepare students for careers as a forensic psychologist. Forensic psychology utilizes psychology principles as they apply to the criminal justice system. Forensic psychologists are often used as expert witnesses and to evaluate if defendants are competent to stand trial. They often specialize in family court, criminal court or civil court. Forensic psychology programs typically offer degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. The job is expected to grow slightly faster than other occupations according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Students can expect about a 10% growth through 2020.
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- Master of Arts in Counseling: Specialization in Forensic Psychology