Online Professional Science Master’s in Forensic Science (PSM)
Arizona State University’s Professional Science Master’s in forensic science allows you to consider career advancement in sectors such as forensic science, law enforcement, medicolegal and other closely related fields. Best suited for professionals currently in forensic science fields, the forensic science master’s program is designed to help you advance your career and develop skills related to leadership roles in this space.
Next start date: 05/16/2023
Total classes: 9
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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What is the Professional Science Master’s in forensic science?
The forensic science master’s program allows professionals working in forensic science, law enforcement, medical and legal professions to elevate their careers in management and research. Through this program, you’ll build the talents needed to effectively work with regulatory bodies that provide the framework for oversight in forensic laboratories, consistent with the guiding principles of the National Professional Science Master’s Association (NPSMA).
What can I learn in this forensic science master’s program?
This online master’s in forensic science degree offers you the opportunity to advance your skills in forensic science and related fields with courses in toxicology, botany, entomology, forensic science and forensic DNA. Courses in this online program provide you with the opportunity to simultaneously explore forensic science ethics, as well as your leadership abilities in this field. You’ll also have the opportunity to utilize your current skills and experience in a culminating applied project at the end of the program.
What makes someone an ideal candidate for the forensic science master’s program?
The forensic science master’s program is ideal for students aspiring to hold leadership positions in forensic or crime laboratories. The curriculum was designed with students in the following backgrounds in mind:
- You’re a practicing forensic scientist working in a lab setting. Ideally, you’re looking to enroll in the forensic science master’s program to earn more education, skill and experience to support career advancement.
- You currently work with medical examiner’s office personnel, law enforcement or the legal community with additional training in forensic science and want greater exposure to work within a lab setting.
Not working in one of the above settings is not prohibitive from being admitted, but it is essential that students have a general interest in forensic science.
Featured master’s in forensic science courses
The curriculum for the master’s in forensic science program combines core coursework and required forensic science courses focusing on areas such as ethics, pharmacology, quantitative methods and more. At the end of the program, you’ll complete an applied project on a specific area of interest in the field.
Ethics in Forensic Science
Forensic Science and Governance
Laboratory Leadership, Policy, and Practice
Advanced Forensic Psychology
Advanced Topics in Human Forensic DNA
Applied Biostatistics in Medicine and Informatics
Biostatistics and Data Management
Criminal Procedure of Investigations for Social and Forensic Scientists
What can I do with a master’s in forensic science?
Once you complete the forensic science master’s program, you’ll have the skills and experience needed to pursue new job opportunities in the field. Graduates with a master’s degree in forensic science have careers that include, but are not limited to:
Master’s in forensic science admission requirements
Applicants to the Professional Science Master’s in forensic science online program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
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