Forensic Psychology in California

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Schools Offering Forensic Psychology Programs in California


Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of California receive forensic psychology degrees every year. That means an estimated 73 forensic psychologists graduate from California's 4 forensic psychology schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in California with a forensic psychology program is California Baptist University, which is located in Riverside. In 2010, it was ranked 40th nationwide. 8 students graduated with a degree in forensic psychology from California Baptist University in 2010. Tuition at California Baptist University was $24,654 per year.

The second-ranked school in California with a forensic psychology program is Holy Names University, which is located in Oakland. In 2010, it was ranked 52nd nationwide. 3 students graduated with degree in forensic psychology from Holy Names University in 2010. Tuition at Holy Names University was $28,690 per year.

Alliant International University, which was ranked 52nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in California that has a forensic psychology program. It is located in San Diego. In 2010, Alliant International University graduated 62 students from its forensic psychology programs. Tuition at Alliant International University was $0 per year.

Cost

Forensic psychology schools in California, charge students an average tuition of $13,336 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $28,690 per year, or as little as $24,654 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at California forensic psychology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Holy Names University - located in Oakland, students are charged $28,690 per year
  2. California Baptist University - located in Riverside, students are charged $24,654 per year

The lowest tuition rates at California forensic psychology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. California Baptist University - located in Riverside, students are charged $24,654 per year
  2. Holy Names University - located in Oakland, students are charged $28,690 per year

A forensic psychology degree from a California school... what next?

The highest percentage of forensic psychology graduates in California pursue careers as a forensic psychologist. In 2010, there were 1,240 forensic psychologists working in California. The largest populations of California forensic psychologists are working in the following counties:

  1. Los Angeles County - 390 forensic psychologists
  2. Alameda County - 120 forensic psychologists
  3. Marin County - 110 forensic psychologists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of forensic psychologists is expected to grow by 13% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,600 forensic psychologists working in the California then.

Salary

On average, forensic psychologists earn $96,000 per year. In 2010, however, some California forensic psychologists earned as little as less than $30,140 per year or as much as more than $135,320 per year. On average a forensic psychologist earns the most in the following California counties:

  1. San Diego County - $96,670 per year
  2. Marin County - $95,870 per year
  3. Alameda County - $91,940 per year

The California counties with the lowest average salary for forensic psychologists are:

  1. Riverside County - $88,140 per year
  2. Los Angeles County - $88,990 per year
  3. Alameda County - $91,940 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in forensic psychology in California and to compare salaries with various related fields such as criminology or criminal justice, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology in California
  • Doctoral Degree in Forensic Psychology in California

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,781 miles from location Alliant International University San Diego CA 10.6961 n/a 4,157
7,779 miles from location California Baptist University Riverside CA 59.9314 45% 4,103
7,947 miles from location Holy Names University Oakland CA 47.5013 37% 1,135
7,822 miles from location The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles Los Angeles CA n/a n/a 312
 

Curious what studying Forensic Psychology gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in California

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists + 15,510 $82,770 11.3%
2
Psychologists, All Other + 1,240 $96,000 11.7%
 

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