Forensic technology is a developing discipline that combines traditional crime scene techniques with advanced instrumentation and measurements. Students in this program will master various forms of forensic field technology such as portable instrumentation and forensic database usage. Restricted electives associated with this program allow students to develop specialized knowledge in areas such as bloodstain pattern analysis, firearms evidence, and forensic anthropology.
This program is designed for students continuing from their undergraduate work or working professionals. Students can complete all required courses during evening hours, Monday through Friday.
Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 42 credits of graduate work, which includes a required capstone internship or research project designed to fulfill the Master of Science capstone requirement. The transfer of credit from other institutions may be permitted subject to the Graduate School policy on transfer credit detailed elsewhere in this catalog.