Michael Sponsler, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-133 Center Sci & Tech, 315-443-4880
Professor of Chemistry, Director of Curricular Programs for the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute at Syracuse University
Kathleen Corrado, James Crill, Deepika Das, Ulrich Englich, James Hewett, Michael Marciano, Natalie Novotna, Maria Pettolina, Robert Silver, James T. Spencer, Michael B. Sponsler
The Masters of Science in Forensic Science is a 36-credit hour program of study designed to offer students both a global perspective and an opportunity for in-depth study at the graduate level in forensic science. The degree provides students with a fundamental understanding of the concepts and principles involved in the application of scientific techniques to forensic investigations and to the criminal justice system. Recent advances in basic scientific research have had a rapid and dramatic impact on these fields and it is only through an understanding of these critical scientific concepts that those in the legal system may be effective in criminal investigations and judicial proceedings. A graduate M.S. degree in Forensic Science offers a strong complement for people interested in a focus on criminal justice as related to major areas of study such as anthropology, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, psychology, engineering, journalism, education, medicine, and law.
Students can choose to enroll in the advanced or general track. Note that for jobs in the fields of forensic chemistry, forensic toxicology, or forensic DNA analysis, the advanced laboratory track is more applicable. For jobs in the fields of fingerprint analysis or firearms analysis, the advanced or general track is recommended. For jobs in crime scene investigation, the general track is recommended.