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.
|Core Courses||16 hrs.|
|Forensic Biology/Chemistry Courses||25 hrs.|
|1 credit required for MSFS|
|590 Fire Scene Investigations||1 hr.|
|590 Laboratory Analysis of Firearm Evidence||1 hr.|
|590 Toolmark Evidence Recognition, Recovery & Examination
590 Violence, Mental Illness and Risk Assessment