The Master of Science (MS) in Forensic Medicine is a full time, non-thesis, 12-18 month graduate degree program that prepares students for careers in forensic medicine. Students will participate in classroom and online lectures, case discussions and laboratory training.
The curriculum will focus on forensic pathology, forensic autopsy, medico-legal death investigation, forensic neuropathology, postmortem radiology forensic odontology and forensic anthropology. Students will work in of the nation’s best medical examination facilities under the guidance of licensed and board certified forensic pathologists. Graduates of the program will be prepared for a number of job opportunities such as death investigation, assisting the pathologists in autopsy performance, working in police organizations; prosecutors’ offices, departments/divisions of forensic medicine/science in medical colleges and universities; government or private forensic medical societies.
The Master of Science in Forensic Medicine program is designed for individuals who have an undergraduate degree and background in health or biological sciences. Candidates with backgrounds in other areas such as forensic studies, criminal justice and legal studies may also be considered, provided they have the prerequisite coursework cited below.
Candidates who wish to enter the MS in Forensic Medicine must have a bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited U.S. institution. The students' undergraduate program must reflect the successful completion of the following coursework: biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, mathematics and English composition. International candidates with a bachelor’s degree in medicine (B.M.) or with a similar degree that possesses adequate preparation for the graduate program may also be considered. An outstanding candidate will demonstrate proficiency in Anatomy, Physiology and Analytical Chemistry.