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Five Online Masters in Forensics Programs

Five Online Forensics Programs

Forensics degrees can be found in a number of formats, ascribed to a variety of academic disciplines. There are graduate programs in forensics psychology, in criminal justice and forensics, in computer forensics, and in forensic science - which is essentially crime scene and crime lab investigation. Our collection of online programs includes forensics degrees with various academic titles, but the concept for all of them is the same. The term "forensics" in all of these career tracks means preparing information to be presented in a court of law. The use of computer technology to develop such techniques as DNA modeling and the financial tracking has added a high-tech spin to the concept, but the heart of the science remains the same: the development of accurate information that is reinforced by a knowledgeable presentation of evidence.

1. Walden University offers a Masters in Mental Health Counseling with specialization in Forensic Counseling. A career in forensic counseling involves working with defendants, usually in criminal cases, to determine the mental processes that led up to and were involved in commission of a crime. It is most often employed in juvenile justice cases, with the goal of matching the sentencing in the case with effective treatment. The Masters in Forensic Psychology offered by Walden prepares professionals for a similar role in providing court testimony as to the motivations and true goals for individuals involved in criminal or civil cases. Forensic psychologists are often called as expert witnesses.

2. University of Liverpool has a Master of Forensic Psychology & Criminal Investigation degree that combines training in psychology with criminal justice orientation in classes such as Psychology of Criminal Behavior, Offender Profiling & Criminal Behavior Analysis, and Psychology of the Courts. The University of Liverpool is home to a research institute called the Centre for Investigative Psychology, making it one of the academic centers for research in this field and a source of innovations in the field.

3. Capella University offers an online Master of Criminal Justice degree with additional academic training in Forensics. This program is based on a 48 credit hour degree that is composed primarily of courses on public safety and criminal justice management. The elective portion of the degree when it is focused on Forensics includes classes in Psychopathy & Criminal Profiling, Research Methodology, and Intelligence-Led Policing.

4. South University has a Master of Criminal Justice degree with specialization in Cyber Crime. This specialization provides more in-depth knowledge, skills and applications relating to the recovery of digital information related to criminal activities. Studies specific to this concentration include classes in Computer Security, Networks & Systems, Digital Forensics, and Cyber Crime & Security. This program injects an element of expertise in computer forensics into a graduate program in criminal justice management.

5. Western Governors University offers a Master of Information Security & Assurance degree online that includes elements of the investigatory skills used in computer forensics. The degree includes studies in systems security and management, provides the graduate level technology core required to understand secure networks and how to implement them, and covers overall digital security planning and management. As part of the degree program students earn four certificates, one of which is in Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator.

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