Master the New Capabilities
You will study, and receive hands-on practice with, various forms of forensic field technology, including laser scanners, portable and handheld instrumentation, and biometric devices. The utilization of these technologies are critical to modern criminal investigations. Restricted electives offered within the program allow you to develop specialized knowledge in areas such as bloodstain pattern analysis, firearms evidence, fingerprint analysis, and accident reconstruction.
You will complete a minimum of 42 credits of graduate coursework, which includes a required internship or research project designed to fulfill the Master of Science Capstone requirement. Participation in this Capstone requirement allows students to benefit from the strong connections that the University of New Haven has forged with crime scene and death investigation units within local, state, and federal agencies across the country.
Who Should Apply to this Program?
- Those with an undergraduate degree in criminal justice, investigative services, natural sciences, Anthropology, or any other forensic science-related field
- Current law enforcement officers
- Novice/beginner Crime Scene Investigators/Technicians
- Those with a desire for a career in the crime scene investigation field
- Those with a desire for a career in medico-legal death investigations
With the continued dependence and emphasis on forensic evidence, how can we ensure that science is being used to its full potential during a criminal investigation?
Forensic science, or the application of scientific principles to matters of the law, is heavily relied upon to help support investigations and to answer questions thought to be unanswerable. The recognition, collection, identification, and interpretation of physical evidence and the application of new technologies to provide objective facts for criminal or civil court cases is an integral part of our justice system. If you are interested in forensic science and want to learn how to employ technology during field examinations, there is no more prestigious place to earn your degree than the world-renowned Henry C. Lee College at the University of New Haven.