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Professional Science Masters in Forensic Science

The Professional Science Masters in Forensic Science is an innovative program that enables students to pursue advanced training in the forensic sciences while developing highly valued management skills.

The program provides a cutting-edge online curriculum in forensic science with coursework in management that is designed to provide professional development opportunities.

In addition, the PSMFS students will have access to state-of-the art laboratory instrumentation and research facilities through their participation in hands-on workshops, taught by expert faculty.

The program's final project is a “real-world” internship in a private- or public-sector forensic science enterprise.

Unique Features

  • 16-month cohort-based program
  • Online courses with practical skills including hands-on learning and capstone internship
  • Includes distance learning opportunities for those working full-time
  • Provides connections to potential employers through internships
  • Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary courses to make students competitive on job market
  • Develops professional skills: communication, expert testimony, forensic science, leadership, business and management

Ideal Candidates

  • Professionals currently working in federal, state or private crime laboratories, medical examiner’s laboratories and law enforcement agencies looking for to advance career
  • Professionals interested in STEM education
  • Individuals pursuing an exciting and growing career in areas like: DNA/biology, forensic toxicology, medicolegal death investigations, seized drugs, explosives, fire debris, gunshot residues, document examinations, forensic geology, wildlife forensics and trace evidence

Career Outlook

The PSMFS degree program prepares graduates to move into a leadership position in forensic science. The program is ideal for:

  • Professionals in federal, state or private crime laboratories, medical examiner’s laboratories and law enforcement agencies who would like to progress to leadership positions.
  • Professionals interested in STEM education.
  • Individuals pursuing a career in areas such as DNA/biology, forensic toxicology, medicolegal death investigations, seized drugs, explosives, fire debris, wildlife forensics and trace evidence.

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