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The M.S. in Forensic Science and Law FEPAC Accreditation

In 2009, the Master of Science Program in Forensic Science and Law joined an elite group of forensic programs, becoming one of a few at that time nationwide to be accredited at the master's level. That accreditation has been renewed twice since, the most recent in 2019 granting accreditation through 2024.

The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC), which is sponsored by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), awards the designation after a strict evaluation every five years. FEPAC-accredited programs have been rigorously reviewed and found to meet the standards for high quality forensic science education.

An immediate benefit of achieving accreditation was realized by Duquesne forensic students, who received a grant offered only to students in accredited programs to support research projects. View their research at the 2018 AAFS Annual Conference.

The FSL Program at Duquesne University is the nation's only entry-level program combining science and law, answering a critical need for skilled professionals in the exciting, yet challenging field of forensics. The program's faculty includes professors from both the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and Duquesne University's prestigious Law School, making it the only one of its kind in the nation. The curriculum provides graduates of the program with credentials sought by employers and laboratories in the field.