Masters in Forensic Science

Masters in Forensic Science

Students that are working towards a Masters in Forensic Science take class work such as chemistry, mathematics, computers, law, government, writing, and communications. Most students can complete their coursework within two years. While studying, many students learn to collect, identify, classify, and analyze criminal investigation evidence. They learn how to perform various tests on many substances. They often take coursework to give them experience in communicating results both in written and oral form. After graduating, many end up working in law enforcement crime labs or in labs that specialize in forensic work. Some end up going on and getting a PhD.

Many students choose to become forensic scientists after they have worked in law enforcement for a while. Most do not have the luxury of being able to take off two years to get their degree. Pursuing their master’s degree online gives them the opportunity to further their professional lives without disrupting their personal lives. Forensic Science Master’s Programs from accredited universities offer the same professional prestige as those obtained in traditional university settings. They can work their class assignments into their own schedule instead of setting their schedule around their classroom times. It allows someone to continue working full time, earning money, and living, while still getting that degree.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings for those with forensic science degrees will rise by approximately 20% over the next few years. Back in 2002, there were over 8400 people employed as forensic scientists. That number is significantly higher now due to the growing scientific advancements in the area of law enforcement. Graduates can expect to earn somewhere around $40,000 when they first exit school. Their final salary depends completely on where they go to work, their geographical location, their areas of specialty, and years of experience.

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