Graduate Certificate in Forensic & Crime Scene Investigations
National University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Forensic & Crime Scene Investigations from National University is designed for those interested in entering the field of forensic and crime scene investigation, and for those currently employed as law enforcement personnel, criminal investigators, evidence technicians, forensic nurses, prosecutors, attorneys, judges, and other positions involved in criminal investigation who would like to further develop their skills and expertise. The curriculum highlights:

  • Exploration of basic human anatomy and components of investigations
  • The role of crime scene investigators in forensic and legal procedures
  • Identification, collection, transport, preservation, and explanation of the evidentiary value of physical evidence
  • Investigative techniques for processing and interpreting evidence 


This program requires 31.5 credits for completion.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university where an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better was achieved, or where a grade point average of 2.75 or higher was achieved in the last 90 quarter units
  • Students with a grade point average of 2.0 to 2.49 may be admitted to the University if they have a satisfactory score on one of the following tests: GMAT, GRE, Miller Analogies Test, or an approved, standardized program-specific exam
  • Students with an undergraduate grade point average of 2.0 to 2.49 may be accepted to National University on a probationary status (instead of taking the above tests)
  • Preliminary documentation of prior education must be presented at required interview with an admissions advisor

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission