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MS in Criminal Justice - Forensic Science Specialization

Students interested in learning more about forensic techniques and crime scene investigations may be interested in the Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a Forensic Science specialization offered by Ashford University. If you'd like to learn more about this online graduate degree program, continue reading.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a Forensic Science specialization

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of this Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Forensic Science program should be interested subjects related to forensics, criminal investigations, and the criminal justice system. Applicants to Ashford University graduate programs must have completed a bachelor's degree or postgraduate degree with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice program with a specialization in Forensic Science Specialization at Ashford University combines advanced graduate work on criminal justice fundamentals and theories with courses on about forensic science techniques, tools, and technologies. When enrolled in this program, students can be exposed to knowledge in areas of victimology, crime scene investigation, and criminal law and justice. Specific courses in forensic science specialization courses include evidence collection and documentation, processing evidence and crime scenes, trace evidence, and crime scene management. This program culminates in a capstone course.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

39 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit: http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a Forensic Science Specialization

Study in this program includes criminal justice major courses, as well as three concentration courses in forensic science. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program, as degree programs and course requirements are subject to change.

Criminal Justice Major Courses (30 credits)

  • Criminal Justice, Criminal Law & the Constitution
  • Criminal Justice Policy & Theory
  • Criminological Theory
  • Constitutional & Judicial Processes
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Psychological Factors in Criminal Justice
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • Victimology
  • Capstone: Evaluation & Program Analysis in Criminal Justice

Forensic Science Specialization Courses (9 credits)

  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Advanced Forensic Science
  • Crime Scene Investigation & Management

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit: http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Once a student has graduated from the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program with a Forensic Science specialization program, he or she may be prepared to find a position working with the police, other government agencies or with private industry. The skills learned in this program about forensic science could prepare them for career working at crime scenes or handling evidence.

Entry-level positions graduates might be able to pursue include:

  • Criminal investigator
  • Detective
  • Homeland sand terrorism prevention agent
  • Private security manager
  • Sheriff's deputy

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit: http://ashforddisclosures.com/