The Master of Science in Criminalistic Science (CRSC) program is designed for students and working professionals with undergraduate degrees in criminal justice and the social sciences and related fields. Those students with course work in engineering, computer science, criminal law, psychology and sociology are just a few of the many who will find this program beneficial.
This program arms the student with an understanding of the relationships between, the laboratory, the courts, law enforcement, corrections and the criminal justice system.
The Master of Science in Criminalistic Science program is a two year program with a fall and spring semester in each year. It is a 48 credit program that comprises study in the areas of:
- Criminal law
- Medico-legal death investigation
- Criminalistic disciplines including the comparative sciences, traffic accident analysis and criminal investigative analysis
- Analytic techniques focusing on crime scenes, bloodstain pattern analysis, arson and explosion, friction ridge analysis, firearms and tool mark examination, and footwear and tire track analysis
Master of Science in Criminalistic Science students attend some required and concentration courses with students in the Forensic Science program. This allows for networking relationships between that laboratory scientist and the field practitioner. Additionally, many of the students within the graduate school in other programs are free to take coursework in both the Criminalistic Science and Forensic Science programs further increasing the networking between medicine and the forensic sciences. All of the science coursework is specially designed for Master of Science in Criminalistic Science students, taking into consideration their more basic understanding of science.
All of the coursework is offered at the Center City Campus of Drexel University College of Medicine.
To successfully complete the Criminalistic Science program, the candidate must successfully maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
How to apply to the Criminalistic Science program
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