Master of Science Degrees and Advanced Certifications

The CFSRE offers Master of Science degrees in forensic disciplines in conjunction with leading university partners, as well as advanced certificate programs. With a commitment to supplementing didactic education with real-world casework experiences, the CFSRE facilitates a network of highly qualified practitioners, access to our state-of-the-art facilities for laboratory coursework, the opportunity to engage in grant funded research initiatives, comprehensive hands-on training in our internship programs, and invaluable links to the forensic science community. Our academic partners have developed unique curricula that are enhanced by one-of-a-kind experiential learning opportunities. Click below to find the program that’s right for you!

Master’s Degree in General Forensic Science at Arcadia University

The Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) degree program at Arcadia University (Glenside, PA) provides a high-quality forensic science education and incorporates training across several areas of forensic science, including forensic biology, forensic chemistry, forensic toxicology and trace evidence analysis. As part of this FEPAC-accredited program, students complete coursework in all four major areas of forensic science listed above. This generalist approach to graduate studies makes for a comprehensive educational experience and prepares students for a wider array of career opportunities in forensic disciplines. In addition to coursework, this two-year MS program requires completion of graduate-level research and culminates in a guaranteed internship experience. Learn More >

Master’s Degree in Forensic Biology at TJU

Since 2018, Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) and the CFSRE have partnered to offer a unique MS degree program in Forensic Biology (MSFB). Designated as a Professional Science Master’s (PSM), this specified program is designed to position students for advancement and professional development focused specifically to the field of forensic biology. Students partake in advanced coursework focused on serological testing, DNA analysis, mixture interpretation, and next generation profiling. In addition, this six-semester MS program requires completion of graduate level research and culminates in a guaranteed clerkship (internship) experience. Learn More >

Master’s Degree in Forensic Toxicology at TJU

The Master of Science in Forensic Toxicology (MSFT) degree program at Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA) is designed to provide high quality forensic science education to those interested specifically in careers in forensic toxicology. This specified degree program includes coursework taught by renowned forensic toxicology professors and covers important aspects of pharmacology, analytical chemistry, toxicology, forensic investigations, and interpretation. This six-semester MS program is designated as a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) and requires completion of graduate level research and culminates in a guaranteed clerkship (internship) experience. Students in our MSFT program can also benefit from our close partnership with NMS Labs, the nation’s largest clinical and forensic toxicology reference laboratory. . Learn More >

Certificates in Cannabis Science at TJU

The CFSRE offers advanced certificates focused on cannabis-related educational and training. These opportunities were developed in partnership with Thomas Jefferson University’s Institute of Emerging Health Professions and Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp. The programs are designed to provide students with the knowledge in cannabis medicine, science, business, and policies, which may be aspects required to enter the cannabis industry, support patients, add to existing research and develop innovative cannabis business models. Learn More >