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Certificate in Forensic Investigation

Elicit the Truth Behind the Crime

Learn advanced interview techniques and investigative strategies used to solve criminal cases.

forensic investigators working on a case
  • Program Overview

    Stevenson University Online's Forensic Investigation Post-Baccalaureate Certificate prepares students and law enforcement professionals to effectively conduct interviews and collect physical evidence for the purpose of synthesizing the results into factually accurate and objective reports and court testimony. Our certificate program equips students with the skills to analyze and evaluate documentary and testimonial evidence vital to criminal investigations and trials. Coursework can be completed entirely online for this 18-credit hour program. 

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  • Courses


    Stevenson’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Forensic Investigation is an online 18-credit hour program. 

    • FSCOR 601 Foundations of Justice 
    • FSINV 600 Investigative Techniques/Interviewing 
    • FSINV 605 Investigative Techniques/Physical Evidence 
    • FSLAW 662 Fraud Investigation and Analysis 
    • FSLAW 668 White Collar Crime
    • FSLAW 602 Criminology


    • FSAAC 620 Forensic Information Technology
  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed online application. 
    • Completion of bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Official college transcript from your degree-granting institution; additional transcripts may be required to demonstrate satisfaction of program-specific prerequisites or at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • Personal statement.
  • Faculty

    Thomas Byrd (2017)
    Program Coordinator and Adjunct Professor, Cyber Forensics
    B.S., University of Nebraska
    M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology
    J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law

    Thomas D. Coogan (1988)
    Department Chair and Professor of Forensic Studies
    B.A., Hamilton College
    M.A., Antioch College
    J.D., Antioch School of Law

    Emmet Davitt (2005)
    Adjunct Professor, Forensic Studies
    B.A., University of Virginia
    J.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore

    Steven Engorn (2004)
    Program Coordinator, Business and Technology Management and Assistant Professor Information Technology
    A.A., Catonsville Community College
    B.S., American University
    M.B.A., Loyola College of Maryland

    John Grimes (2013)
    Adjunct Instructor, Forensic Studies
    B.A., Notre Dame of Maryland University
    M.S., Stevenson University

    Maria Howell (2006)
    Professor of Forensic Studies
    B.A., The Johns Hopkins University
    J.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore

    Carolyn H. Johnson (1998)
    Professor of Forensic Studies
    B.A., Dickinson College
    J.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore

    Barbara Jung (2015)
    Adjunct Professor, Forensic Studies
    J.D., University of Baltimore

    Pamela Kessler (2005)
    Adjunct Professor, Forensic Studies
    B.A., University of Maryland, College Park
    J.D., University of Baltimore

    Colin A. May (2010)
    Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice
    B.S., Siena College
    M.S., Stevenson University

    Susan A. Schenning (2005)
    Associate Professor of Forensic Studies
    B.A., Notre Dame of Maryland University
    J.D., University of Baltimore

    John "Jay" Tobin, Ph.D. (2003)
    Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Forensic Science
    A.A., Hartford Community College
    B.S., University of Maryland, College Park
    M.S.F.S, George Washington University
    Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore

    Richard K. West (2009)
    Adjunct Professor, Forensic Studies
    B.S., Lawrence University
    J.D., Northwestern University

    Joyce A. Zerhusen (2004)
    Adjunct Professor, Forensic Studies
    B.S., Villa Julie College
    M.S., University of Baltimore

  • Tuition


    Established in 1947, Stevenson University has a long history of providing students an affordable, private education. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, in addition to a reduced-tuition rate through partnerships with community colleges, healthcare organizations, and other organizations and corporations. For a full list of Stevenson's partners, please visit our Partnerships page.

    Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees.

    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program Cost Per
    Credit Hour
    Cost Per Course
    (3-Credit Hours)
    Total Cost of Certificate
    (18-Credit Hours)
    Forensic Investigation $670.00 $2,010.00 $12,060.00*

    *Does not include books.


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