Master of Science in Crime Scene Investigation
The Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) concentration is designed for investigators, detectives, lawyers, special agents, medicolegal death investigators, crime scene technicians, and students enroute to becoming forensic pathologists. Increased proficiency in crime scene investigation is essential to all forensic sciences. In the program, students become proficient in the techniques used to collect evidence so that all the forensic sciences benefit.
One of the most important new aspects of our MS with a concentration in Crime Scene Investigations is our increased online courses. Now it's possible for you to get our degree in a hybrid format with just half the "regular" time spent on campus.
Prerequisite: A bachelor's degree from an accredited university with at least one semester in chemistry and one semester of biology or permission of the department.
Required: The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. The program of study consists of 36 credit hours of approved course work. All candidates are required to pass a written Master's Comprehensive Examination.
Required Courses (24 credits)
FORS 6005 Fundamentals of Forensic SciencesII
FORS 6224 Criminal Law for Forensic Scientists
FORS 6251 Crime Scene Investigation I
FORS 6252 Crime Scene Investigation II
FORS 6207 Photography in the Forensic Sciences
FORS 6256 Forensic Pathology
FORS 6257 Medicolegal Death Investigation
FORS 6215 Science of Fingerprints
FORS 6219 Digital Image Processing
Elective Courses (12 credits with advisor approval)
FORS 6203 Examination of Questioned Documents
FORS 6204 Firearms and Toolmark Identification
FORS 6206 Trace Evidence Analysis
FORS 6254 Forensic Psychiatry
FORS 6255 Investigation of Child Abuse
FORS 6298 Forensic Sciences Practicum