Program in Forensic Sciences offers the
Science in Forensic Science
Options in the M.S.F.S.
degree are for individuals already engaged in
careers related to the forensic sciences. These
options allow professionals to complete a Master's
degree while remaining active in their careers.
Participants typically attend part-time, taking
six credits per semester to complete the program
in three-and-one-half to four years.
The applicant must have
a bachelor's degree and at least one year of
professional experience. No particular college
major is required, but the professional experience
must provide a foundation in support of the
The option in
Forensic Document Examination (FDE)
provides academic studies for individuals pursuing
apprenticeship or journeyman programs that prepare
document examiners, trainees, and laboratory
interns for certification. Because FDE
certification involves two years of training under
the mentorship of a qualified document examiner,
applicants must either have training in or
professional experience with FDE. This degree does
not result in professional certification.
This degree option consists entirely of online
The option in
Forensic Science Administration helps
professionals improve job performance, build
toward management positions, or expand knowledge
of the forensic sciences. This degree works only
in conjunction with appropriate experience in the
acquisition of skills and knowledge necessary for
successful management within a forensic agency,
laboratory, or organization. This degree
option consists entirely of online courses.