The Route to Becoming Forensic Psychologist?


Cindy writes:
I am a psychology major student. I would like to become a forensic psychologist
however I really have no idea as to what I can do in terms of grad school and what I
need to do once I graduate college. Can you please give me some advice? Some
websites would be good too if you know of any.



The Career Doctor responds:
All of those crime shows have made us all interested in the field of forensics!
From my research on the field it appears that the best mix for students interested
in this field is really a dual major in criminology and psychology with other
science courses added to the mix. But don’t worry if you are close to graduating
because regardless of where you are in completing your undergraduate degree
a master’s degree in forensic psychology is essential. Your key should be
researching the best graduate programs in forensic psychology. Depending on
exactly what you want to do within the field you may also need to earn your
doctorate degree.
Where to start? Well you need to be thinking about grad school! To find programs
that offer at least a master’s degree in forensic psychology go to one of my
favorite sites GradSchool.com: Graduate School Directories — Forensic Psychology.
Don’t forget to visit the Graduate School
Resources
section of Quintessential Careers where we have articles books and key
resources to help you with all aspects of grad school — from grad-school admissions tests
to choosing the best grad program to writing the grad-school admissions essay.
Finally to get more information about careers in forensic psychology I offer these sites: