• Program Overview

    Explore Our Forensic Studies Online Master's Program

    Justice assumes many forms. To carry it out through legal proceedings in our court system often requires highly-specialized knowledge. Forensic studies covers the wide array of disciplines that provide this highly specialized knowledge needed to investigate crimes and see it through the law courts. Obtaining a master’s degree in Forensic Studies can provide professionals with the opportunity to apply specialized knowledge to the criminal justice system, opening new career prospects in a field where their skills will be in high demand. New professional auditing standards as well as the heightened need to protect the integrity of financial systems has resulted in an urgent demand for professionals who can detect and prevent fraud. Additionally, as technology evolves and digital crimes escalate at an alarming rate, so does the need for experts in criminal forensic studies and professionals who can execute forensic investigations. 

    Stevenson University Online’s Master of Science in Forensic Studies program is designed to prepare professionals to conduct investigations and examine evidence for the purpose of presenting their findings in legal proceedings as experts in forensic accounting or digital forensics. With Stevenson University’s experienced faculty and flexible courses, graduates from our online master's in Forensic Studies program will be fully prepared for a career in forensics. Developed for working professionals, our Forensic Studies master's degree program is offered fully online.

    Careers for Forensic Studies Graduates

    Stevenson’s Master of Science in Forensic Studies degree offers a unique blend of coursework in a variety of in-demand fields in the 21st century. The program is designed for students whose career goals overlap in two or more areas within forensics or who wish to develop general knowledge in forensic accounting, information technology, and investigations. The Forensic Studies program is also appropriate for managerial or executive personnel who need a general understanding of a variety of forensic specialties which fall under their areas of responsibility. The broad-based knowledge obtained in the MS in Forensic Studies program prepares students for careers in forensic accounting, digital forensic investigation, and other areas requiring forensic expertise.

    Some of the Courses You Could Take in the Forensic Studies Master’s Program

    • FSCOR 603 Litigation Theory and Practice
    • FSCOR 606 Forensic Journal Research and Review
    • FSINV 600 Investigative Techniques/Interviewing 
    • FSINV 605 Investigative Techniques/Physical Evidence 
    • FSAAC 620 Forensic Information Technology
    • FSIS 642 File Systems Forensic Analysis
    • FSIS 643 Incident Response and Evidence Collection

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  • Admissions / Tuition

    Admissions / Tuition

    • 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.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • Personal statement.
    Tuition Rate Partnership Standard
    Per Credit $556.00 $695.00
    Per Course (3-Credits) $1,668.00 $2,085.00
    • Stevenson University offers a partnership tuition rate through our relationships with local community colleges, hospitals, and organizations. A full list of our partners can be found here.
    • Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees. 
    • Financial aid packages are offered to those who qualify.
    • Students are eligible to transfer up to 6-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable.