Program Requirements

Required courses

Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
PSY 604 Forensic Child Psychology 3 hrs
PSY 617 Psychology of Child Abuse and Exploitation 3 hrs
PSY 657 Forensic Psychology: Child Abuse and the Law 3 hrs
PSY 797  Directed Research 3 hrs
  Total 12 hrs
Completion Requirements

During the semester in which the final course requirement is being completed, student's must apply for completion of the certificate (by submitted on online Application for Graduation).  This can be done through the Academics Tab in My Missouri State.

Prior to applying to complete the certificate, the student must complete and pass a comprehensive examination which covers material from the core courses (PSY 604, PSY 617 and PSY 657).  A passing score is 70% correct on this examination.