Program in Forensic Sciences offers the following
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 option.
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 courses.
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.