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Forensic Psychology Schools

There are 25 accredited forensic psychology schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of forensic psychology classes at one of these schools, you play a influential role in shaping the future of this growing field. The trends in the forensic psychology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes forensic psychology training at the following levels:

  • Forensic Psychology Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Forensic Psychology
  • Masters degree in Forensic Psychology
  • PhD degree in Forensic Psychology


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Forensic psychology professionals

105,290 104,590 107,750 108,590 111,390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In 2010, 111,390 forensic psychology professionals were working in the US. This number has grown by 6% over the course of the past 4 years.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. Until 2018 this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Forensic psychology professionals

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In 2010, the median salary earned by forensic psychology professionals around the nation, was $78,355 per year. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for forensic psychology professionals in the US was 17% more than the national median salary for all professions.

National Median Salary Growth For Forensic Psychology

$67,875 $70,890 $75,130 $76,290 $78,355
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

There has been a 15% growth in forensic psychology professionals' salaries from 2006 to 2010.

Educational Trends

National Forensic Psychology Student enrollment growth by degree

0 0 0 0 0
436 470 491 423 428
3 23 22 19 38
465 523 529 495 492
13 6 16 6 6
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Forensic Psychology
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Psychology
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Forensic Psychology
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology
  • Grey: Certificate in Forensic Psychology

The career outlook for forensic psychology professionals is showing a rapid change. And, on the educational front, the story is similar. In 2006, 917 students graduated from forensic psychology degree programs in the US. In 2010, 964 students graduated from forensic psychology schools.

This represents a 5% change in the number of graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from forensic psychology courses is less than the change nationally for students graduating from institutions for higher education in general, which has been a 12% growth from 2006 to 2010.

Forensic Psychology Programs offered Nationwide


It is interesting to note that while student graduation is up, the number of schools offering forensic psychology programs has also increased. In the year 2006, there were 17 forensic psychology schools in the US. And in the year 2010, there were 25 schools.

Forensic Psychology Faculty Salaries

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