Graduate Forensic Investigation Specialization

Exciting changes are planned for the Forensic Investigation (FI) specialization beginning Fall 2019.


We are excited to share with you our plan to move the FI specialization under our highly regarded Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program. Students completing this curriculum would graduate with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) with a specialization in Forensic Investigations (MSCJ-FI). Adding the FI specialization to the MSCJ degree provides students with a comprehensive foundation in graduate-level coursework and leverages their marketability as educated consumers of research, knowledge, and practice from both a generalized and focused approach.

The field of forensic science continues to advance at a rapid pace. Professionals who desire to continue or pursue a career in the field are expected to be informed about the latest trends in order to advance in their current positions or explore new career opportunities.

The MSCJ-FI refreshes, solidifies and upgrades the undergraduate and current practitioner knowledge base, allowing students to prepare for new challenges they will encounter in their professional careers. As a result, graduates of the program will be equipped with up-to-date knowledge and skills in the administration of criminal justice, forensic science and crime scene investigation, creating opportunities to become sought-after leaders in their profession.

Click here to view the proposed specialization plan.