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Master of Science in Forensic Science

Nebraska Wesleyan University offers a 42-credit-hour forensic science program through which graduate students may earn a Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS). The first year curriculum focuses on giving graduate students a broad-based knowledge of the forensic sciences. Over the next summer, they complete a two-week internship with a medical examiner or coroner.

During the second year, students focus on biological and chemistry courses. They also participate in a yearlong crime scene investigation course that counts for two credits. The last class for most students is “Forensic Science 599”. This course involves research and internship work relevant to students’ individual interests and concentrations. 

For most students, the program takes two and a half years to complete.

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Master of Science in Forensic Science
Core Courses 16 hrs.
FORSC-505 FORSC-505
FORSC-506 FORSC-506
FORSC-507 FORSC-507
FORSC-508 FORSC-508
FORSC-509 FORSC-509
FORSC-597 FORSC-597
Forensic Science Specialty Area Courses
Forensic Biology/Chemistry Courses 25 hrs.
FORSC-515 FORSC-515
FORSC-516 FORSC-516
FORSC-541 FORSC-541
FORSC-542 FORSC-542
FORSC-547 FORSC-547
FORSC-599 FORSC-599
1 credit required for MSFS
Elective Seminars
590 Fire Scene Investigations 1 hr.
590 Laboratory Analysis of Firearm Evidence 1 hr.
FORSC-577 FORSC-577
590 Toolmark Evidence Recognition, Recovery & Examination
590 Violence, Mental Illness and Risk Assessment
1 hr.
1 hr.