Master of Science in Forensic Science
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Program Director: Professor Margaret Wallace
The Master of Science in Forensic Science is designed to provide advanced education for scientists, administrators, directors and other professionals currently employed in crime laboratories, medical examiners’ offices and in such related areas as public safety, arson investigation and environmental protection. The program also prepares people who are interested in entering such careers. Drawing from the areas of chemistry, biology, physics and law, the program involves the mastery of techniques for the laboratory and the courts. The curriculum meets an urgent national need for broadly trained forensic scientists.
The master’s program offers specializations in criminalistics, molecular biology and forensic toxicology. Within these three areas, sub-specialization is available through electives offered periodically at John Jay College or (with permission) at the CUNY Graduate School and University Center.