Master of Science in Forensic Science and Law

About the Program

Woman in forensic science lab

The Master of Science in Forensic Science and Law 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.

This five-year 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. The program curriculum allows students to take course work toward earning a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry or Biology.

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 Forensic Science and Law Master Degree Program is fully accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission, which is sponsored by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Duquesne University's program is one of an elite group of forensic programs nationwide to be accredited at the master's level.

What's so exciting about the M.S. in Forensic Science and Law?

Student in forensic science labRecent developments in scientific research and technology have revolutionized the pursuit of justice. Forensic scientists uncover the facts that lead to the truth. They must be highly trained to apply scientific principles and techniques to the analysis of evidence, while at the same time understanding the legal framework in which the science is utilized.

Learn More

Interested in the program but can't make it to campus for a tour? Check out our Virtual Open House to hear from professor and program director Dr. Pamela Marshall.

View our program brochure for additional details. 

Still have questions? Feel free to contact us! We love to hear from prospective students and their families, and we will be happy to answer your questions.