Are you passionate about making a difference in the world of criminal justice? Salem University offers an exceptional opportunity to pursue your aspirations with our Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree with a specialization in Forensic Science, all available online. Our program delves into the intricacies of forensic science, equipping you with the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle modern-day challenges in criminal investigations, crime scene analysis, and forensic casework.

About Salem’s Online Forensic Science Degree

By enrolling in our online forensic science degree, you will embark on a journey of academic exploration, mastering advanced forensic sciences such as biology, toxicology, and criminal profiling. Through engaging coursework, you will also develop essential leadership, public policy, and decision-making skills crucial for success as a manager or administrator in forensic science sectors within criminal justice organizations.

At Salem University, we understand the demands of today’s professionals. That’s why our master’s degree programs are fully online, allowing you to balance your studies with your current responsibilities. With our unique one-course-a-month schedule, you can immerse yourself in each subject, ensuring a thorough understanding while accommodating your busy lifestyle.

What Can I Do With A Master’s Degree in Forensic Science?

Earning a master’s degree with a focus on forensic science opens doors to a myriad of rewarding career opportunities. Graduates of Salem University’s program are prepared for advanced and senior-level positions, including but not limited to:

  • Senior Forensic Analyst
  • Supervisory Crime Scene Investigator
  • Forensic Lab Manager
  • Forensic Lab Director/Administrator
  • Crime Scene Consultant
  • Criminal Investigations and Forensics Program Manager

Moreover, armed with a comprehensive understanding of forensic science principles and techniques, our alumni are well-equipped to handle diverse forensic cases, contributing significantly to the pursuit of justice in our society.

What Will I Learn In Salem’s Master’s Degree In Forensic Science?

Salem’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice — Forensic Science degree program combines theoretical research and analysis with practical, hands-on training in advanced forensic techniques. Throughout your studies, you will explore topics such as:

  • Analyzing criminological theory 
  • Applying statistical methods to enhance evidence-based decision-making
  • The fundamentals of analytical chemistry for body fluid analyses
  • Gaining in-depth knowledge of pharmacology and toxicology 
  • Collecting and analyzing biological data from crime scenes 

Your coursework will culminate in a capstone sequence, where you’ll undertake an in-depth research project tailored to your specialization and undergo a comprehensive portfolio review to assess your attainment of the program’s learning objectives.

What Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Classes Will I Take?

The criminal justice master’s degree program with a specialization in forensic science includes core semester credits such as:

  • CJU505 Criminological Theory
  • CJU510 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • CJU515 Criminal Justice Policy Analysis
  • CJU520 Ethics in Criminal Justice Management
  • CJU535 Management in Criminal Justice Organizations
  • CJU598 Research Project in Criminal Justice
  • CJU599 Capstone

Additionally, you will dive into specialized forensic science courses, such as:

  • CJU570 Forensic Toxicology
  • CJU580 Forensic Biology
  • CJU585 Criminal Profiling

Frequently Asked Questions

Admission Requirements

At Salem University, we believe in equal opportunity for all qualified applicants. Regardless of your background, you are welcome to join our community of learners. Our admissions process is straightforward, with applications accepted on a rolling, monthly basis. While some programs may have additional requirements, we strive to make the application process as seamless as possible. Please contact admissions if you have any questions. 

Take The Next Step

Are you ready to embark on a fulfilling journey toward a Master of Science in Criminal Justice — Forensic Science degree from Salem University? Apply to the program or take the next step today by  requesting more information.

Looking for immediate assistance? Start a live chat with one of our advisors today. Unlock your potential with Salem and become a catalyst for change in the realm of forensic science and criminal justice.