According to a recent nationwide survey, nearly 70 percent of the country’s forensic science laboratories are understaffed and have projected shortages of educated, trained professionals. As an answer to this critical need, Duquesne University has established an entry-level, five-year Master of Science in Forensic Science and Law.
The program, which enrolled its first students in the fall of 2001, is designed to provide the education and training necessary for students to work in forensic science, whether as scientists or administrators. This exciting program of rigorous study is open to graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated an interest in the sciences and their application to the civil and criminal justice systems.
As a joint program between the university’s Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and its Law School, it is the only graduate degree program of its kind whose faculty consist of both science and law professors.
For more information, visit the program’s homepage.