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  • Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology

    • Bruce Hall, Suite 201
    • tel: 610-499-1206
    • fax: 610-499-4625
  • Elizabeth Foster, PhD

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Dual Degrees in Clinical Psychology and Criminal Justice

Why Widener?

online program

Flexible Program

The MACJ program is designed to meet the needs of PsyD students who want to pursue a dual degree by offering criminal justice classes in the evenings on our Main Chester campus and some hybrid (half online, half classroom-based) courses as well. The extensive electives offered also provide students with the flexibility to tailor their degree to their interests and professional goals.

leadership

Leadership Focus

Because of concentrated and specialized training in various areas of the criminal justice field, clinical psychologists will be better prepared to apply their training in these situations and to take managerial and leadership roles in criminal justice–related institutions.

accreditation

Dual Accreditation

The PsyD program is accredited by the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; phone (202 336-5979). The criminal justice program is accredited under the university’s accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

 
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paola munoz '14

Paola A. Munoz

2014

I chose Widener because it provided me the option of bridging my two primary interests: psychology and criminal justice. There was no other program out there that would allow me to earn both a doctorate in clinical psychology while at the same time earn a master's degree in criminal justice.

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Potential Careers

  • Police psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Correctional psychologist

Recent Employers

  • Southwoods Prison
  • Delaware Department of Corrections
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons

The PsyD program, including its exclusively affiliated internship, are accredited by the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; phone: (202) 336-5979).