Caveat emptor–Let the Buyer Beware!
There has been a significant change in the "marketing" of psychology programs. Private schools are now pushing programs for students to be a "forensic psychologist." There are generally Psy.D. programs which are gutted out PhD. programs. Students are on a fast track! The all too often result of this are poorly trained "forensic psychologists" with little education in research, scientific method, statistics, psychological testing and the biological sciences. Student should look to scientist-practicioner programs such as UCLA and USC where research foundations and psychological testing are taught. The best forensic psychologists are researchers first and receive a PhD. in clinical psychology. They then have the evaluation skills and apply them to logical problems. Recently, students prevailed in litigation against misrepresentation in doctoral programs. Stay focused an traditional PhD. programs at solid universities such as USC and UCLA. Do not settle for second best. Your career and life deserve the best! Fight on!