Master of Forensic Sciences
National University

Program Details

The online Master of Forensic Sciences degree program from National University is grounded in the study of basic human anatomy, components of death investigation, analysis of disease and trauma, and identification of unknown deceased persons. There are two areas of specialization offered:

  • Criminalistics includes courses in trace evidence, advanced forensic toxicology, advanced forensic serology and DNA, forensic anthropology and archeology, and more.
  • Investigation focuses on advanced forensic investigative techniques for the field, giving students a comprehensive understanding of the concepts underlying the forensic sciences. 


  • 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