Continuing our tradition of providing a student-centered and career-focused education, Stevenson University Online is introducing four new and two updated forensic programs starting in Spring 2018.
Stevenson University Online received extensive feedback from forensic students expressing their desire to earn their master’s degree entirely online and within a shorter period of time. Employers in the forensics field also offered suggestions on course improvements in order to better prepare students for the field. In addition to the feedback we received, these programs were developed to adapt to the growing demand for forensic careers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, forensic careers will continue to experience substantial growth projections.
All of these factors led Stevenson University Online to introduce four new online forensic programs: Crime Scene Investigation, Digital Forensics, Forensic Accounting, and Forensic Investigation. In addition, we updated our Forensic Science and Forensic Studies programs. Designed for working professionals, all of the new and updated forensic master’s programs require 36-credit hours and can be completed entirely online.
Crime Scene Investigation
The Crime Scene Investigation master’s program is completely online, offered in 8-week sessions, and is concluded with the Mock Trial Capstone. This program will create opportunities for students to formulate a hypothesis and execute a research project that will simulate real-world scenarios they will encounter in their future roles. Graduates of the program will be equipped to evaluate crime scenes and follow the necessary procedures in gathering and analyzing evidence. More information about this program can be found by visiting the program page here.
The Digital Forensics online master’s program takes into account the increasing prominence of technology and connectivity in today’s society. As technology advances, the capacity for digital crimes to be perpetrated increases. Thus, there is a demand and opportunity for law enforcement agencies to investigate and combat such crimes. This online program addresses the growing availability for jobs in the digital forensics field, and courses within the program are taught by practicing digital forensic experts. More information about this program can be found by visiting the program page here.
The Forensic Accounting online master’s program addresses the expansion of career openings for accountants and auditors. As there has been a high volume of financial violations in recent years, new legislation and professional auditing standards have been implemented. In response to these laws and standards, skilled professionals are needed to exercise knowledge regarding financial reporting and fraud prevention, and are called upon to appear as expert witnesses in legal proceedings. Additional information about this program can be found by visiting the program page here.
The Forensic Investigation online master’s program will prepare students for a variety of careers, such as Bankruptcy Examiner, Investigative Analyst, and Loss-prevention Analyst. By focusing on the ability to collect and synthesize various types of evidence, graduates will be equipped to create accurate reports and objective court testimonies. More information about this program can be found by visiting the program page here.
An existing program, the Forensic Science online master’s program consists of highly specialized training within the science and law courses. The program affords students the opportunity to work onsite at crime laboratories, participate in the Mock Trial Capstone either onsite or online, as well as select from either biology or chemistry focused study. Additional information about this program can be found by visiting the program page here.
Also an existing program, the Forensic Studies online master’s program prepares students for the opportunity to apply specialized knowledge to the criminal justice system. This program allows students to craft a path for themselves within the forensics world, whether it is executing forensics investigations or detecting and preventing fraud. More information about this program can be found by visiting the program page here.