Syracuse University

College of Arts & Sciences

M.S. in Forensic Science


Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Forensic Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master’s Program in Forensic Science in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences is a 34-credit-hour program of study that offers students both a global perspective and an opportunity for in-depth study at the graduate level in forensic science. Students who are interested in applying for admission to the Master’s Program in Forensic Science in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete the graduate program application available through the University’s Graduate School. The Forensics Advanced Track is designed to prepare graduates for a variety of forensic science careers, including analyst positions in crime laboratories, private companies, or federal agencies. This track requires a B.S. or B.A. in natural science or forensic science or the equivalent. The General Track is a flexible course of study appropriate for a wide variety of careers including law enforcement officer, paralegal, court psychologist, criminal profiler, forensic microscopist, medicolegal death investigator, etc., and for practicing professionals to gain forensic science knowledge. This track requires a B.A. or B.S. in a field relevant to the student's intended course of study. The Nuclear Forensics Track, in partnership with Brookhaven National Laboratory, prepares students to address issues of national security through the application of forensic science to nuclear technologies. The Biomedical Forensic Sciences is a degree specifically designed for those who wish to focus on the medical aspects of forensic science and/or have interest in going to medical school. In the Joint M.S./J.D. Program allows students to obtain both a J.D. through SU's College of Law and the M.S. in forensic science with a significant reduction of credits. The Advanced Certificate in Medicolegal Death Investigation is a 12-credit program that offers instruction that can be tailored to a wide variety of professionals who may either directly or tangentially become involved in cases of deaths that require investigation.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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