Forensic Science

Master of Science in Forensic Science   (GM60)

Forensic Science
Forensic Science Center (map)
304.691.8931 FAX: 304.691.8929
Program Coordinator
Dr. Catherine Rushton
Forensic Science Center

Nationally accredited by the Forensic Science Education Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) as a M.S. Forensic Science Program and as a Digital Forensics Emphasis. See Accredited Programs.

Areas of Emphasis Offered:
Digital Forensics | Crime Scene Investigation | Forensic DNA Analysis | Forensic Chemistry

Digital Forensics

Includes 38 credit hours of Core Curriculum courses + a minimum of one and up to four Areas of Emphasis may be completed.

Core + 1 area of emphasis = 45-49 credit hours

Core + 4 areas of emphasis = 69 credit hours
Normal time to completion of one to four areas of emphasis is 5 semesters for non-thesis track and 6-7 semesters for thesis track.

Program Highlights
The Master of Science in Forensic Science Degree Program is a nationally-recognized leader in forensic science education. Our students receive instruction using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, including the Marshall University Forensic Science Center, preparing them for a bright future and exciting careers.

Program Objectives
The goal of the Master of Science Degree Program is to provide the forensic science community with graduates who possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities sought by crime labs and other law enforcement entities and to assist these agencies in reducing the requirement for employer-based training.

Jobs Related to this Program:

For more information, please visit the O*NET website supported by the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • 19-4092.00 Forensic Science Technicians     Bright Outlook
  • 33-3021.02 Police Identification and Records Officers
  • 33-3021.03 Criminal Investigators and Special Agents

Suggested Application deadline for Admission
Applicants who submit the required application materials on or before March 1 have a competitive advantage although applications are accepted throughout the year. Admitted students enter each fall semester.

GRE or other test required: GRE

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