What Criminal Justice Has Been Waiting For: Forensic Analysis at the Scene of the Crime

Our M.S. in Forensic Technology is the first of its kind in graduate-level forensic science programs. It combines the forensic science discipline with cutting-edge technology to put on-the-spot forensic capabilities in the hands of those first to arrive at the scene: police officers and investigators. Thanks to the program’s blend of traditional crime-scene investigation with in-depth science and technology, these formerly separate disciplines will now merge.

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. Click here to learn more about the program curriculum.

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
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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 that 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.

Sample Courses

  • Advanced Crime Scene Investigation
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Forensic Photography

Study in the famous Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science

It doesn't get any more real than what you'll find here. A go-to resource for law enforcement agencies around the globe, this $14 million state-of-the-art center incorporates working crime-scene labs and high-tech visual displays as well as housing an extensive forensic archive.

Learn from experts who are still active in the field.

Your instructors all have extensive experience and are highly respected in their individual disciplines. They continue to practice, serving as consultants and analysts on cases, so you will always be at the forefront of techniques and developments.

One of the most important abilities for scientists is the power of observation.  You need to be able to see what's going on and use it to help identify what information is needed to solve a case.

– Dr. Henry C. Lee

Related Programs

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