Department Chair: Timothy M. Palmbach, Professor J.D., M.S., University of Connecticut
M.S. Program Coordinator: Michael S. Adamowicz, Associate Professor Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Forensic science is a broad, interdisciplinary field in which the natural sciences are employed to analyze and evaluate physical evidence in matters of the law.

The master’s program in forensic science at the University of New Haven has a worldwide reputation for preparing top-quality professional forensic scientists. One of the original forensic science programs in the country, our master’s program in forensic science will provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to apply analytical and scientific methods to criminal investigation.

Through concentrated study in our laboratories, you will obtain unparalleled hands-on experience that you can apply immediately in your chosen career. In addition to a sequence of core coursework, you will complete a series of electives.

Other highlights of the program include:

  • Accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)
  • Expert faculty with professional experience in key positions such as lab directors, supervisors, and crime-scene bench analysts.
  • A four-semester program with flexible class times and offerings
  • Thesis required

Related Programs

If you are interested in Forensic Science, you may also want to find out more about our M.S. Forensic Technology, M.S. Cyber Systems, and M.S. Computer Science programs.