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Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)

CONTACT:
School of Adult and Graduate Education
Blaney Hall 105
sage@cedarcrest.edu
610-740-3770

Lawrence A. Quarino, Ph.D.
Director/Professor, Forensic Science
laquarin@cedarcrest.edu
610-437-4471 ext. 3567

Program Overview

Our Master of Science in Forensic Science degree is a full-time, two-year program designed to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century by providing:

  • Theoretical and practical background in all areas of criminalistics
  • Meaningful forensic science research experience
  • Develop and practice excellent written and oral communication skills to present research and courtroom testimony
  • The program is fully accredited by the Forensic Science Educational Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

As a graduate student in the Master of Science in Forensic Science program, you will learn the foundational principles of forensic science and apply them in all aspects of your instruction. You will perform research and laboratory coursework in state-of-the art laboratories using instrumentation for pattern analysis, crime scene reconstruction, microscopy, and more.

You will learn from faculty members with over 75 years of experience in forensic science who are renowned experts in the field: They routinely conduct research, publish in peer-reviewed publications, give presentations at national and local conferences, and testify in the courtroom.

Our Master of Science in Forensic Science is specifically designed for students who have a solid background in the natural sciences and currently hold a bachelor’s degree in a natural or forensic science.

Student Achievement Statistics (2019-2023)

Number of Entering Students 38
Number of Graduates 33
Number of Current Students 16
Number of Students Who Did Not Complete Program 7

 

                                                                                                                                         
Employment (graduates and students who have completed all coursework and who are professionally employed) 37
Forensic Science Laboratory (Public and Private Sector) 22
Death Investigation/Crime Scene Processing/Law Enforcement  
1
Genomics Biological Research or Testing (Private Sector) 
1
Analytical Testing Laboratory (Non-Forensic) 
6
Scientific Research in an Academic Setting 
2
Ph.D or Professional School. Student 
2
Primary, Secondary Education or College Teaching 2
Instrumental Service Engineer 1