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Our Doctor of Philosophy in Legal Psychology focuses on issues such as witness memory, interrogations, investigative interviewing, lineups, deception detection and juror decision-making. FIU is one of the few universities in the world with a doctoral concentration in legal psychology.

Our program provides a solid foundation in the traditional, current and emerging trends in the field. Students complete a series of courses designed to provide a thorough understanding of psychological theory and methodology as well as applied and basic research.


Congratulations to our students and alumni: Michelle Pena was recognized as a Worlds Ahead graduate. Alumnus Keith Wylie started in a tenure-track position at Emporia State University. Welcome to our new graduate students Devon LaBat, Victoria Carlson, Haley Dawson and Hana Chae.

Professor featured in CASE News: Stephen Charman isn’t content with knowing how the human mind works – he wants to use that knowledge to further the interests of justice.

Alumna featured in CASE News: Geri Satin is a co-founder of Focus Litigation Consulting, LLC – an elite national jury research and trial consulting firm.