Master the New Capabilities
You will study, and receive training in, various forms of forensic field technology such as ground penetrating radar, laser scanners, portable instruments, and biometric devices. The utilization of these instruments are critical to modern criminal investigations. Also, restricted electives associated with the program allow you to develop specialized knowledge in areas such as bloodstain pattern analysis, firearms evidence, and forensic anthropology.
You will complete a minimum of 42 credits of graduate work, which includes a required internship or research project designed to fulfill the Master of Science Capstone requirement. In this, you will benefit from the strong connections that the University of New Haven has forged with local and state police as well as the state medical examiner.
Who Should Apply to this Program?
- Those with an undergraduate degree in criminal justice, investigative services, or forensic science a relevant degree
- Police 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 death investigations in the Medical Examiner/Coroner System
How do you solve a murder without a body? How do you prove you’re innocent when you look guilty as sin? What discipline is responsible for more "Aha!" moments than any other?
Forensics — the recognition, collection, identification, and interpretation of physical evidence and the application of science and technology to provide objective facts for criminal or civil court cases. If you’re interested in forensics, there’s no more prestigious place to earn your degree than the world-renowned Henry C. Lee College.