19 Master of Science Degrees in Forensic Science

After earning a bachelor's degree, you can pursue a higher degree to study your chosen subject even more. A master's degree shows employers that you are focused, dedicated and hard-working. What is an MSc in Forensic Science? Forensics is any method used to determine what happened before, during and after a crime. You can focus on one area of forensics, such as biology or cyber security, and this… Read more

After earning a bachelor's degree, you can pursue a higher degree to study your chosen subject even more. A master's degree shows employers that you are focused, dedicated and hard-working.

What is an MSc in Forensic Science? Forensics is any method used to determine what happened before, during and after a crime. You can focus on one area of forensics, such as biology or cyber security, and this focus will dictate the sort of criminal activity you can detect. Forensics can also include study in psychology for understanding the criminal mind.

Risk analysis is a major skill you can learn in a forensics program, which you can apply in your own life or use within your job. Other skills include attention to detail and critical thinking which are useful in every facet of life. These skills help you solve problems and think about the many consequences of a single act.

The cost of a master's degree depends on how long you take to complete your degree and which university you choose. Costs include books, fees and registration, as well as lodging and moving if you choose a school far away.

While most jobs with a forensic component are focused on tracking down a criminal, there are other options. Forensics can be used to detect risky situations where a crime may occur, which is useful in creating cybersecurity that prevents digital attacks before they happen. Forensic analysis of handwriting can be used in marital counseling and to help someone choose a career path. Some popular television shows also hire forensics experts to craft believable scenes and situations.

There are multiple schools offering forensic science degrees. You can focus your search by deciding if you want to go to a public or private school and whether you are willing to move. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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School of Dentistry - University of Dundee
Dundee, United Kingdom

This 1-year programme will enable you to acquire knowledge, understanding, and skills in forensic dentistry and research.

This 1-year programme will enable you to acquire knowledge, understanding, and skills in forensic dentistry and research. -
MSc
Full-time
12 months
English
Campus
 
University Of the West Of England, Bristol
Stoke Gifford, United Kingdom

Forensic science is the application of a broad range of scientific analyses for the assistance of courts of law. If you have an analytical mind-set and enjoy problem-solving, ... +

Forensic science is the application of a broad range of scientific analyses for the assistance of courts of law. If you have an analytical mind-set and enjoy problem-solving, this master's course will enable you to deepen your knowledge gained from a scientific or analytical background, to specialise in a field where you'll add real value to society. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield, United Kingdom

This course will provide you with an insight into forensic accounting and specifically the two main subject areas of investigations and dispute advisory services. You increase ... +

This course will provide you with an insight into forensic accounting and specifically the two main subject areas of investigations and dispute advisory services. You increase your knowledge of the legal framework as it relates to the law of evidence, and undertake a range of modules covering other forensic-related areas such as financial analysis and electronic crime. -
MSc
Full-time
12 months
English
Campus
 
Cranfield University
Swindon, United Kingdom +1 More

Developed from discussions with cultural heritage bodies, NGOs, military and police, this MSc will provide you with real-world skills that will enhance your employability.

Developed from discussions with cultural heritage bodies, NGOs, military and police, this MSc will provide you with real-world skills that will enhance your employability. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of New Haven
300, USA

Fire & Explosion Investigation is an interdisciplinary program that provides an advanced technical background for professionals involved with fire protection and investiga ... +

Fire & Explosion Investigation is an interdisciplinary program that provides an advanced technical background for professionals involved with fire protection and investigation, in areas such as fire service, fire safety, occupational safety, and security. -
MSc
Full-time
18 months
English
24 Aug 2020
01 May 2020
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

This scientifically rigorous Master’s programme is designed to provide extensive training in the latest techniques being employed in forensic science laboratories around the w ... +

This scientifically rigorous Master’s programme is designed to provide extensive training in the latest techniques being employed in forensic science laboratories around the world. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Syracuse University - College of Arts and Sciences
Syracuse, USA

The Masters of Science in Forensic Science is a 36 credit hour program of study designed to offer students both a global perspective and an opportunity for in-depth study at t ... +

The Masters of Science in Forensic Science is a 36 credit hour program of study designed to offer students both a global perspective and an opportunity for in-depth study at the graduate level in forensic science. The degree provides students with a fundamental understanding of the concepts and principles involved in the application of scientific techniques to forensic investigations and to the criminal justice system. Recent advances in basic scientific research have had a rapid and dramatic impact on these fields and it is only through an understanding of these critical scientific concepts that those in the legal system may be effective in criminal investigations and judicial proceedings. A graduate M.S. degree in Forensic Science offers a strong complement for people interested in a focus on criminal justice as related to major areas of study such as anthropology, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, psychology, engineering, journalism, education, medicine, and law. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom

Forensic Archaeology is the specialist application of archaeological techniques to the search and recovery of evidential material from crime scenes, often but not always relat ... +

Forensic Archaeology is the specialist application of archaeological techniques to the search and recovery of evidential material from crime scenes, often but not always related to buried human remains. This course is taught by staff with extensive crime scene experience who regularly work on a range of operations and are at the forefront of the professional development of the discipline. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Utica College Online
Utica, USA

The Online MS in Cybersecurity - Computer Forensics teaches students to proactively address ever-changing attack and infiltration techniques. Students gain advanced knowledge ... +

The Online MS in Cybersecurity - Computer Forensics teaches students to proactively address ever-changing attack and infiltration techniques. Students gain advanced knowledge and hands-on experience in cyber intelligence, critical infrastructures, and investigative principles. With specializations in Malware Analysis, Electronic Crime, Intelligence, Computer Forensics, and Cyber Operations, the program has earned Center of Excellence designations from both the NSA/DHS and EC-Council. -
MSc
Part-time
18 months
English
Online
 
University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom

Computers are central to all aspects of our daily lives; as industries ranging from communications to banking have come to rely on them, the need for improved computer securit ... +

Computers are central to all aspects of our daily lives; as industries ranging from communications to banking have come to rely on them, the need for improved computer security has never been greater. This course focusses on two aspects of Cyber Security: analysis and assessment of risk plus how to minimise it, and, how to extract and use digital information from a wide range of systems and devices. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Botswana International University Of Science And Technology
Palapye, Botswana

MSc Thesis Research in Forensic Science

MSc Thesis Research in Forensic Science -
MSc
English
Feb 2020
Campus
 
University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Science
Glasgow, United Kingdom

The MSc in Forensic Science is the UK’s longest established forensic science course. It'll allow you to qualify as a court-going forensic scientist, as well as preparing you f ... +

The MSc in Forensic Science is the UK’s longest established forensic science course. It'll allow you to qualify as a court-going forensic scientist, as well as preparing you for many alternative careers that require problem-solving and analysis. -
MSc
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
University of Greenwich
London, United Kingdom

This programme is suitable for both newcomers to computer security and computer forensics and practitioners who wish to further their skills. It covers relevant skills, softwa ... +

This programme is suitable for both newcomers to computer security and computer forensics and practitioners who wish to further their skills. It covers relevant skills, software and hardware technologies, and the more theoretical studies that underpin everyday practice. It ensures that students have a basic understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements and the international standards pertaining to computer security in different nations. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Canterbury, United Kingdom

Learn the practical skills needed to recover human remains in the field. Gain the theoretical knowledge needed to reconstruct biological profiles from hard tissue, supported b ... +

Learn the practical skills needed to recover human remains in the field. Gain the theoretical knowledge needed to reconstruct biological profiles from hard tissue, supported by laboratory-based training. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Montgomery, USA

The educational mission of the M.S. in Forensic Science degree program at ASU will advance the University, division and college missions by preparing qualified majors to pursu ... +

The educational mission of the M.S. in Forensic Science degree program at ASU will advance the University, division and college missions by preparing qualified majors to pursue professional careers in the forensic sciences. The program endeavors to produce graduates who can apply the current methodology for the forensic examination of physical evidence using national standards of examination and abide by the code of ethics of the profession (AAFS), including the importance of a non-biased approach to the examination of forensic evidence. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus