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Upcoming Meeting!

The 76th Annual General Meeting of the
American Society of Questioned Document Examiners

Joint meeting with the Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners

Park City, Utah     August 18-23, 2018

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West Virginia University

Forensic Science Initiative at WVU


Forensic Sciences


The Graduate Program in Forensic Sciences offers the following options: 

Master of Science in Forensic Science
Non-Thesis Options

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.