The Master of Science in Forensic Science degree offered by Stevenson University is a degree program that is fully available online. This program emphasizes the advancements made in instrumentation and technology that have created new ways to solve crimes.
Students who graduate from this program should be prepared to take on employment in local, state, or federal government crime laboratories or forensics laboratories. Graduates will also be prepared to take on positions in DNA testing laboratories or the biotechnology industry. This program also prepares its students for advanced doctoral studies in Forensic Science.
This program is designed for adults who are returning to school after some experience in the workforce. The Master of Science in Forensic Science program equips its students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work as specialists in the interdisciplinary and applied scientific field. This program focuses on highly training students in the sciences and a core of law courses. Stevenson University has a partnership with the Baltimore County Crime Lab and the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division to better offer expert education in this field.
The Master of Science in Forensic Science requires its students to complete 41 to 42 credit hours. Students can only matriculate into the program in the fall semester. A total of ten courses make up a core of required classes. This totals to 28 credit hours. Four additional courses that are taken from a student’s chosen track of study are also required. The core courses include: Survey of Forensic Science, Physical Evidence at Crime Scenes, Safety/Quality Control/Quality Assurance, Practicum Rotations, Seminar in Forensic Science I and II, Research Project and Presentation I and II, Criminal Justice, Evidence, Mock Trial. The tracks of study from which a student of this program can choose include: Biology, Chemistry, and Crime Scene Investigation.
This program requires that an individual wishing to apply has fulfilled a certain number of requirements. The individual must have a bachelor’s degree in a natural science. They must submit all previous college transcripts and have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. It is optional to submit a resume and / or a letter of recommendation. Students who choose the Biology track of study must have fulfilled the academic prerequisites of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Population Statistics, Cell Biology, and Microbiology. The Chemistry track requires Analytic/Quantitative Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Physical Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry.
Students must have a cumulative and Science/Math GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and a bachelor's degree in a natural science
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Stevenson University’s online programs are not available to residents of Alabama, Minnesota, Oregon, and Wisconsin.
Online programs are not available to residents of Alabama, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, and Wisconsin.
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