Academics

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

87% initial passage of Comprehensive Examination in the academic years 2012 -2016 for the MFS programs, with 100% eventual success in MFS program completion.

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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.