The Department of Forensic Sciences offers four Master of Forensic Science degrees, two Master of Science degrees and three graduate certificates:

Master's Degrees

Graduate Certificates

Program Highlights

  • Learn from experienced faculty of current and past practitioners in the forensic science fields, including law enforcement, medical examiners, crime scene investigators, lawyers, computer forensic and information security professionals.
  • Gain experience in hands-on, state-of-the-art laboratories with access to digital cameras, forensic instrumentation, and computer technology.
  • Take advantage of the alumni network and professional connections through a multitude of internship opportunities in the government and private sector.
  • Complete your degree in less than two years. Applications are accepted year-round and the program offers convenient afternoon and evening classes.

Performance Measurement

Individual student performance measurements will consist of:

  1. Course grades
  2. Independent research conduct, presentation, and report
  3. Comprehensive Examination (capstone event)
  4. FSAT examination improvement
  5. Employer feedback

For the academic year 2016 - 2017 the Comprehensive Examination for the MFS programs had a 86% initial passage, with 100% evential success in MFS program completion.

For the academic year 2017 - 2018 the Comprehensive Examination for the MFS programs had a 89.5%, with 100% evential success in the MFS program completion.

2018 Student Presentations

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CSI: Forensic Sciences Students Show How It’s Done

Forensic Sciences graduate students demonstrate their investigative skills at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington, D.C. The students conduct workshops for visitors, who learn how technicians recover latent fingerprints, make 3D casts of shoe prints, analyze blood spatter patterns and conduct other analyses at crime scenes.