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Thank you for taking the time to notice and answer my question! I am currently a psychology and criminology major at my university and I want to Master in Forensic Psychology/Criminal Psychology! Does anyone know what is the best route I should take such as internships, jobs, and school? I am currently working on research papers and plan to present it at a future conference. I'm just having a difficult time finding things that can push me to pursue this field. It is a little discouraging!

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Darcy’s Answer

Hi Ravon,
I went through a similar challenge during my undergrad. I majored in psychology, and wanted to get a master's in Cognitive Psychology. A few things I found useful, below. Hope this helps, good luck!

Darcy recommends the following next steps:

Complete a senior thesis and find a conference where you can present at (usually a poster presentation)
Look for & apply to internships in your field of interest. Even a research internship will set you apart.
Study for & take the GRE
Look for grad programs that offer an MA in forensic psychology. Research the faculty and find a professor that does research in an area you're interested in and call that out on your application letter.
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LaTonya’s Answer

Ravon, please review and comb the following website in your area of interest:
Society for Police and Criminal Psychology (policepsychology.org)

Actions you should take:
1) Research the site and take notes
2) Create a few insightful questions you couldn’t find answers to after you have searched the website
3) Build a list of contacts in Excel from searching the pages on the website
4) Connect with the contacts via their emails and ask if you can stay in touch / ask them questions / connect with them on LinkedIn
5) Reach out to the professionals listed at the schools and ask them your insightful questions
6) Research the suggestions schools that offer your major of interest

This is a start. Much success to you.
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