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Compare 16 Master of Science Programs 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 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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16 Results in Forensic Science

School of Dentistry - University of Dundee

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

Study topics which are frequently the subject of expert testimony in court, and have most relevance internationally.

Overview

Forensic dentists are required in all countries to provide dental expertise to courts and legal systems. Dentists wishing to work in this field often find it difficult to gain the necessary skills.

This 1-year course addresses those aspects of forensic dentistry which are most frequently the subject of expert testimony in courts and have the most relevance to forensic dentistry internationally.

You will have the opportunity to work in a mortuary, assisting with dental identifications. You will also attend real autopsies with pathologists, which will make you aware of the complexity involved in the examination of a person's body after death.... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
International Accelerator

The Forensic Science Master Program is designed to service the needs of both practicing professionals and full-time students who desire an advanced program of study in th ... [+]

Forensic Science

Program description

The Master of Science in Forensic Science program is designed to service the needs of both practicing professionals and full-time students who desire an advanced program of study in forensic science. The program is comprised of three concentrations: Forensic Analysis, Forensic Biochemistry, and Forensic Professional.

The Master of Science in Forensic Science program is designed to service the needs of both practicing professionals and full-time students who desire an advanced program of study in forensic science. The program is comprised of three concentrations: Forensic Analysis, Forensic Biochemistry, and Forensic Professional. The Forensic Biochemistry and Forensic Analysis concentrations require the student to perform original research and defend a written thesis. The Forensic Professional concentration is a nonthesis option comprised of coursework and an independent study capstone project.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Cranfield University

The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how traditional and advanced techniques from archaeology and physical anthropology can be applied in t ... [+]

MSc Degrees in Forensic Science. Overview

The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how traditional and advanced techniques from archaeology and physical anthropology can be applied in the forensic context. The course offers students a wide range of different experiences with unique facilities available to no other university in the UK. The course is highly practical and hands-on, aiming to produce forensic experts with a strong background to later enter the field and be capable of giving expert witness testimonies in a courtroom situation and elsewhere. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds, usually with a science or forensic science first degree. Many students come from abroad, especially in Europe, Africa and North America. The MSc Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology course is part of the MSc Forensic Programme which has been formally accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. This course is designed to give a broad introduction to the subject, rapidly advancing into the understanding of cutting-edge research and the latest methodologies. Students have access to our purpose-built outdoor research facility - the Forensic Fieldwork Facility one of only two in the country. The facility has been specifically designed to enable research into animal decomposition, taphonomy, search and location and excavation of buried remains.... [-]

United Kingdom Swindon Cranfield
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
11 - 36 months
Campus
University of Salford

This course builds on your previous knowledge of computer science and Information Technology (IT) and aims to provide you with an in-depth specialism in the fields of cyb ... [+]

In Brief: You will developpractical and real-world skills in all major areas of cyber security, cyber forensics, cyber warfare and cyber threat intelligence to fight against Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) You will prepare yourself to obtain professional security certifications such as CISSP and CCFP You will be among the most employable people on the planet! Part-time study option International students can apply Course Summary

This course builds on your previous knowledge of computer science and Information Technology (IT) and aims to provide you with an in-depth specialism in the fields of cybersecurity, cyber threat intelligence and digital forensics. You will gain advanced and in-depth knowledge of penetration testing, cyber forensics, malware reverse engineering and software vulnerability and will exploit research using a very hands-on approach. You will gain practical and real-world skills in all major areas of cyber security including penetration testing, digital forensics, cyber warfare and threat intelligence. Moreover, you will learn how to apply your skills in analysis, testing and maintenance of software systems or enterprise networks from a cybersecurity perspective. ... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
University of Lincoln

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

The Course

At Lincoln, you will be taught by experienced academics and practitioners with specialist expertise in analytical and organic chemistry, pharmacy, entomology, anthropology and molecular biology. You will be encouraged to engage in the interdisciplinary research culture at the University of Lincoln and to work alongside academics who are striving to advance forensic science techniques.

Teaching incorporates forensic principles, operating within the context of legal considerations, the role of the expert witness and presentation of evidence. You will have the opportunity to learn about the processes involved in providing impartial evidence in criminal investigations, from crime scenes to the laboratory and, finally, to the courtroom.... [-]

United Kingdom Boston
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Bradford

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

Overview

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.

The course will:

Provide you with advanced practical, analytical and interpretative skills in forensic archaeology Provide training in discipline skills to enable graduates to pursue careers in Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Prepare students for careers in non-cognate fields through the emphasis on team working and application of a wide knowledge base to problem-solving ... [-]
United Kingdom Bradford
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation

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

This new MSc programme equips you with the ability to excavate and analyze human remains.

Overview

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.

You learn from a team of internationally respected academics with extensive professional experience. You have the opportunity to access one of the largest human skeletal collections in the UK, with extensive skeletal pathology and accompanying radiographs. The collection is curated by the Skeletal Biology Research Centre, in the School's Human Osteology Research Laboratory.

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United Kingdom Canterbury
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Syracuse University - College of Arts and Sciences

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Syracuse
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Utica College Online

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

The Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity 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 as they relate to cybercrime, including:

An understanding of the major concepts in cybersecurity Training in critical thinking and decision making skills as they specifically relate to attacks on national critical infrastructures The application of cyber technology to field operations A practical knowledge of cybercrime investigations, including methods of maintaining the integrity of cyber evidence. Ethics as applied to cybersecurity operations and policy ... [-]
USA Utica
May 2019
Part-time
18 - 20 months
Online
University of Westminster

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 se ... [+]

Course summary

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. The course is structured so that all students cover the same introductory material, but then choose to specialise in either Cyber Security or Digital Forensics.

Students taking the course will gain an understanding of the nature of the security threats that face computer systems and the type of information that is stored on digital devices (and how it can be extracted from them). They will benefit from a broad and varied array of state-of-the-art technologies and resources, including:... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Botswana International University Of Science And Technology

MSc Thesis Research in Forensic Science ... [+]

MSc Thesis Research in Forensic Science

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Botswana Palapye
February 2019
Campus
Alabama State University

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 ... [+]

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.

Goals of the M.S. in Forensic Science Program Prepare science majors in the biological and chemical sciences with advanced methodological knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter and practice in the field of forensic examination of evidence. Provide the State of Alabama with high-quality forensic practitioners to work in the State’s forensic laboratory system and to prepare scientists that can also work in the growing private sector for forensic providers. Contribute to elevating the State of Alabama’s national position as an emerging leading source of graduate-level professional education and capacity in the forensic sciences. Admission Requirements ... [-]
USA Montgomery
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of Greenwich

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, s ... [+]

Students gain knowledge of computer crime, police and forensic methods, and the legal requirements for collecting evidence.

At the end of the programme, students are able to administer and configure business-critical distributed applications. They also gain an understanding of the threats to business networks and servers.

The programme includes hands-on training in current forensic tools as used by the police. Students can, therefore, contribute quickly to the well-being of corporate IT and informational assets.

Though our short course centre opportunity may also be provided to study for the following professional qualifications: Certified Ethical Hacker (EC-Council); EnCase Computer Forensics, Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

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 ... [+]

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.

Goals of the M.S. in Forensic Science Program Prepare science majors in the biological and chemical sciences with advanced methodological knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter and practice in the field of forensic examination of evidence. Provide the State of Alabama with high-quality forensic practitioners to work in the State’s forensic laboratory system and to prepare scientists that can also work in the growing private sector for forensic providers. Contribute to elevating the State of Alabama’s national position as an emerging leading source of graduate-level professional education and capacity in the forensic sciences. Admission Requirements ... [-]
USA Montgomery
August 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Science

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 ... [+]

Why this course?

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.

You’ll graduate with relevant practical skills combined with analytical and investigative thinking.

You’ll study:

crime investigation and legal processes criminalistics (eg shoe marks) forensic chemistry (fires, explosives, glass, paint) toxicology and drugs of abuse (cannabis, heroin cocaine etc) forensic biology (body fluid analysis, blood pattern interpretation) trace evidence and fibre examination questioned documents interpretation of evidence ... [-]
United Kingdom Glasgow
August 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus