Redefining Forensic Studies
The California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) is on the forefront of redefining and expanding the traditional definitions of forensic studies and forensic psychology. As the oldest and largest school of forensic studies in the nation, we strive to impact society, public opinion and policy through evidence-based practices.
Why Choose CSFS?
Experienced, Expert Faculty
CSFS faculty are well-trained professionals with vast real-world experience. Many are regarded as top experts in their fields, including the school's Dean, Eric Hickey, PhD. They come from a variety of backgrounds including neuropsychology, risk-assessment, hostage negotiating, police psychology and many others. Small classes let students build close relationships with our faculty. Learn more about the faculty at CSFS.
Professional Field Training
Each program offered by CSFS incorporates training in the field as a part of its curriculum. Practica and internships allow students to apply the theories and concepts they are learning in the classroom to real-world situations.
These experiences train students in their industry, providing a competitive edge upon graduation. Experienced working professionals provide on-site supervision to students to guide students. Learn more about field training at CSFS.
Significant Opportunities for Research
The fields of forensic psychology and forensic studies are still growing and evolving. Much more research still needs to be done to further advance these fields. At CSFS, students work with faculty to become part of expanding this area of professional practice and academic study. Learn more about research opportunities in forensics.
Unique International Programs
CSFS offers students opportunities to study the world of forensics with our international programs in Pretoria, South Africa and Rome, Italy. Learn more about international opportunities at CSFS.
Strong Alumni Network
CSFS has a large, successful alumni population. Our alumni can be found all over the United States, including the Lead Psychologist for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the University Chair of the Department of Psychology at University of Virginia. Learn more about alumni relations at CSFS.