UNH’s M.S. in Forensic Technology is the first of its kind in graduate-level forensic science programs. It combines the forensic science discipline with cutting-edge technology to put on-the-spot forensic capabilities in the hands of those first to arrive at the scene: police officers and investigators. Thanks to the program’s blend of traditional crime-scene investigation with in-depth science and technology, these formerly separate disciplines will now merge.
You will study, and become expert at, various forms of forensic field technology such as portable instrumentation and forensic database usage. The application of database tools such as SICAR and IBIS are critical to modern criminal investigations. They can quickly provide linkages between victims, suspects, items, and locations. Also, restricted electives associated with the program allow you to develop specialized knowledge in areas such as bloodstain pattern analysis, firearms evidence, and forensic anthropology.
You will complete a minimum of 42 credits of graduate work, which includes a required internship or research project designed to fulfill the Master of Science Capstone requirement. In this, you will benefit from the strong connections that UNH has forged with local and state police as well as the state medical examiner.
The university is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).