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Forensic Science Master's Degrees

A master’s degree in forensics will provide you with a thorough understanding of a specific area of forensic science such as digital forensics or forensic psychology. Degree programs will focus on the basic scientific areas of physics, chemistry, and biology as well as quantitative statistics and analysis. A master’s degree in forensics provides you with the requirements necessary for advanced careers in criminalistics and other forensic sciences including, but not limited to toxicology, entomology, pathology, anthropology, and DNA analysis. Florida International University's online forensic science master’s programs are designed to prepare students to work in all levels of this field.  The University of Central Florida also offers online master’s degrees that focus on the areas of biochemistry and DNA analysis that are needed to be employed in local, state, and national crime laboratories.

A master’s degree in forensics is right for you if you are seeking to advance your career in a specific field of forensic science where you will take on additional responsibilities and managerial roles. Research the education requirements for specific forensic science field careers at our forensic science career center page.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment outlook for those in the forensic sciences is favorable, with a projected growth rate of 20 percent through 2018. The growth is expected to be greater at the state and local levels within crime laboratory settings.



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  • Anna Maria College

    Anna Maria College is a private, not-for-profit, Catholic liberal arts institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne in 1946, AMC's programs integrate liberal education and professional preparation that reflect the respect for liberal arts and sciences education grounded in the traditions of the Sisters of Saint Anne—educational innovation, service to others, and access to a quality education for all.

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  • University of Maryland at College Park

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  • Indiana Wesleyan University

    IWU's online degree programs are completely online, eliminating the commute and classroom lectures from your day. Because you decide when to study, in most cases you are free to complete the 12 to 15 hours course commitment per week at your own pace and in the learning style that is best for you.

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  • Washington State University

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  • Claremont Graduate University

    Claremont Graduate University (CGU) has been awarding master’s and doctoral degrees for nearly 100 years. 

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  • George Mason University

    Located in Fairfax, Virginia, George Mason University is the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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  • Pepperdine’s School of Law Master of Legal Studies

    The online Master of Legal Studies program from Pepperdine University School of Law enables nonlawyers from across the United States to develop the legal expertise and credentials to advance within their chosen fields. Students will learn to interpret foundational legal concepts, solve legal challenges, and interact effectively with lawyers.

     

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  • Capella University

    An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession.

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