Our Department Chair

Professor Victor Weedn

Professor Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, is a forensic pathologist and attorney with prior academic and practitioner experience. He has published widely and hopes to build upon the forensic sciences program and increase its research effort. Learn more.

Department of Forensic Sciences

GW is home to one of the oldest and most prestigious forensic sciences programs in the country. Located in the Washington, D.C. metro area—the U.S. national security hub—students are in close proximity to the greatest concentration of federal crime labs and investigatory agencies in the world. These facilities provide unique access to forensic sciences experts, in addition to competitive internship and job opportunities.

We offer the following graduate programs:

Master of Forensic Sciences (MFS)

Master of Science (MS)

Graduate Certificates

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New HTCI Program Video

Watch our new video to learn about the cutting-edge MS in High Technology Crime Investigation program at GW.

Our New Lab

GW Forensic Sciences is the largest academic forensic chemistry group in the world. Our new mass spectrometry lab offers unparalleled learning and research opportunities. Learn more.

Bode Fellowship Program

We have partnered with The Bode Technology Group, Inc. in Lorton, VA to create the Bode Fellowship program.

Admission Deadlines

Fall: April 1 (February 1 for MFS applicants applying for assistantships/fellowships)

Spring: October 1 (Spring admission available for Graduate Certificate in Forensic Investigation only)