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

The Professional Science Master's in Forensic Science requires a total of 33 credits, including 24 credits focused on technical forensic science content. The remaining 9 credits, focused on professional business content, are provided online by FIU's College of Business Administration. Assessments of student learning for online courses will be administered according to the policy at each respective department/school. Completion of an internship and an earned grade of "B" or better in all classes is required. 

Please Note: The PSMFS is currently undergoing a curriculum revamp which will include program changes. These changes will go into effect Fall 2022 and more updates will be forthcoming. Courses with asterisk listed below are subject to change. 

Course List: 

  • CHS 5535 - Forensic Analysis 
  • BSC 5406 - Forensic Biology
  • MAN 6245 - Organizational Behavior
  • CHS 5542 - Forensic Chemistry
  • CHS 5536 - Forensic DNA Chemistry*
  • PAD 6434 - Leadership & Decision Making
  • BSC 5935 - Special Topics in Biology
  • CHM 5934 - Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry
  • CHM 6949 - Industrial Internship
  • CHM 5538 - Chemistry & Analysis of Drugs
  • PAD 6227 - Public Finance & Budgetary Process