- Convenient, online sessions for working adults
- Accomplished faculty with extensive, real-world experience
- Career-focused programs that provide specialized skills for growing industries
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Stevenson University Online's Master of Forensic Science is designed for working professionals who want to learn the instrumentation, technology, and pertinent law used to collect evidence for presentation in a court of law. Developed for working adults with a natural-science background, Stevenson University’s fully online program provides exceptional training that fits your lifestyle. A master’s in Forensic Science prepares graduates to become leaders in their field through tailored education in the sciences and gaining a thorough knowledge of law fundamentals.
Within our Forensic Science graduate program, students will experience highly-specialized training in the sciences and a core of law courses. Through Stevenson University Online’s relationship with the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division, U.S. Secret Service Lab, and the Baltimore County Crime Lab, students will receive training from the top experts in the field. Students will receive professional insights from leaders in the field to help prepare them to work as forensic specialists. With specific insights that come from known leaders, graduates of this program will be prepared to work as forensic specialists in this interdisciplinary and applied scientific field.
Stevenson University Online strives to provide students the tools they need as they pursue their training while simultaneously managing a career. We provide choices within the program for students to fine-tune their education to their needs. Students have the opportunity to work onsite at crime laboratories and witness firsthand how evidence is received, analyzed by the appropriate forensic units, and then returned for storage in the Evidence Vault through the FSCI 655 Practicum Rotation course or they can opt for an online experience of learning the structure and operations of a modern-day crime laboratory facility by taking FSCI 675 The Crime Laboratory: Structure and Operations. Additionally, students can select from two concentrations of study based on their personal interests and career aspirations: Biology or Chemistry.
Students will examine the science underlying DNA analysis and analyze serological evidence and immunological evidence.
Students will examine the science underlying chemical analysis and analyze chemical and trace evidence. Graduates will have the ability to describe the toxicology and analytical chemistry relevant to isolating and identifying drugs and toxic substances.
A distinction of Stevenson University Online’s forensic programs, students are provided with real-world experience and training in investigation, evidence collection, and presenting forensic evidence in a courtroom setting. The Trial Practice course can be completed online and is also offered on campus in our state-of-the-art mock trial courtroom.
All of the following courses. Two courses are required to have a lab component:
All of the following courses. Each course is required to have a lab component:
|Per Course (3-Credits)||$1,608.00||$2,010.00|
Maria Howell (2006)
Professor of Forensic Studies
B.A., The Johns Hopkins University
J.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore
Jason Koloski, Ph.D. (2013)
Adjunct Professor, Forensic Science
B.A., Cornell College
M.S., John Jay College of Criminal Justice
M.P.H., City University of New York
Ph.D., City University of New York
Irvin B. Litofsky (2005)
Adjunct Professor of Forensic Science
B.A., The Johns Hopkins University
M.S.F.S., George Washington University
Steven O'Dell (2014)
Adjunct Professor, Forensic Sciences
B.S., Arizona State University
M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.B.A., University of Phoenix
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
Carrie Wise (2011)
Adjunct Instructor, Stevenson University Online
B.S., M.S., Stevenson University
The Master of Forensic Science program is an online 36-credit hour program.
Stevenson's Forensic Science master's requires one elective. Students can choose from the following courses:
My bachelor’s degree is in a non-science field such as Criminal Justice or Psychology. Am I eligible for admission to this program?
Students are required to have an extensive background in the natural sciences such as Biology and Chemistry to qualify for the Forensic Science master's program. Unfortunately, students with bachelor's degrees in non-science fields are not be eligible for this program. However, they may qualify for our Crime Scene Investigation master’s program instead.
I am a high school student considering attending your university. Is this the right program for me?
Stevenson's Forensic Science program is a master’s program intended for students who have earned a bachelor's degree. At this time, we do not offer a Forensic Science undergraduate program, however Stevenson does offer a unique 4+1 option in which students can complete both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a total of five years. For more information, please click here or contact Dr. Ellen Roskes at firstname.lastname@example.org.