Accredited Online Graduate
Degree Options for
Forensic Sciences

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A masters in forensics, or a forensic science certificate from National University is grounded in the study of basic human anatomy, components of death investigation, analysis of disease and trauma, and identification of unknown dead persons. If you’re looking to enter the world of forensic sciences, or hoping to advance your skills in law enforcement, lab work, law, investigation, or another profession, you’ll learn valuable and applicable skills in this leading- edge field.

In NU’s forensic science master’s program, you will learn how to professionally interact with forensic pathologists and investigators and how to apply scientific methods to the resolution of legal problems.


Online Forensic Science Master’s Degree & Certificate Options

Graduate with a Master of Arts degree completely online through the following graduate program options:

Master of Forensic Sciences

The Master of Forensic Sciences program provides two areas of specialization The criminalistics specialization includes courses in advanced forensic serology and DNA, advanced forensic toxicology, trace evidence, forensic anthropology and archeology, and more. The investigation specialization focuses on advanced forensic investigative techniques for the field, giving you a comprehensive understanding of the concepts underlying the forensic sciences.

For detailed information on course requirements, electives & degree requirements visit the Master of Forensic Sciences program page, linked below.

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Graduate Certificate in Forensic and Crime Scene Investigations

This online certificate program prepares people currently working in the field of law enforcement to enter the field of forensic and crime scene investigation. If you’d like to attend crime scene investigator school to pursue a master’s degree, you may be able to apply some or all the academic credits awarded in the certificate program toward the MFS degree.

For detailed information on course requirements, electives & degree requirements visit the Graduate Certificate in Forensic and Crime Scene Investigations page, linked below.

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Online Curriculum Highlights & Program Outcomes

The program provides two areas of specialization to choose from:

  • The specialization in criminalisticsincludes courses in trace evidence, advanced forensic toxicology, advanced forensic serology and DNA, forensic anthropology and archeology, and more.
  • The specialization in investigationfocuses on advanced forensic investigative techniques for the field, giving you a comprehensive understanding of the concepts underlying the forensic sciences

Admission & Transfer Requirements for Online Programs

At National University, you are able to begin most classes any month of the year, depending if you’re studying online or the availability of course offerings at your chosen learning facility. NU accepts applications all throughout the year.

Admission to graduate programs at NU is based on evidence, including a student’s academic record at other institutions, test scores, interviews, professional experience, motivation, and educational objectives.

At NU, we make the process of transferring as simple and streamlined as possible. NU has articulation agreements with more than 110 community colleges, so you can get the credit you deserve for previous coursework.


Forensic Science Degree Career Options & Applications

A certificate or degree in forensic sciences can prepare you for a wide variety of careers in crime scene investigation, forensic serology, and more. For more information, check out the articles linked below.