Master’s of Science in Forensic Science Webinar Invitation

I am happy to announce that BGSU has received approval to start offering a graduate degree in forensic science starting in fall semester.  The program is intended for college graduates wanting to build upon prior knowledge and undergraduate degrees in forensic science, biology, chemistry or criminal justice (forensic investigation).

I am writing to you because in your role with Case Western Reserve University, you may know people who would be interested in furthering their careers in forensic science or criminal justice in a graduate academic setting.

The Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) program offers specializations in forensic biology and forensic chemistry designed to guarantee the graduate has the basic skills and knowledge needed for working in forensic settings, and the coursework is designed to deal with the rapidly changing nature of both crime and scientific methods for analyzing crime evidence. It is imperative that students are able to identify emerging methods and problems for addressing those issues (such as the ever changing nature of designer drugs or the emerging DNA technologies).

There is also a forensic investigation specialization that responds to the need for investigators in the field to have training in the identification and proper collection of potential evidence found at crime scenes. The scientific and legal considerations of such identification and collection consistently undergo considerable change that requires new training and preparation. In addition, the curriculum includes basic science research or experiential research project options.

Classes are taught by full-time faculty who hold the Ph.D. in the basic forensic sciences or criminal justice/criminology and who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the classroom.  The faculty are actively involved in work at the local, state, and federal levels, and many are nationally/internationally recognized for their expertise. Graduates of the MSFS can apply their new skills to their lives, their work, and their service.

If you or anyone you know would like to learn more about the new MSFS program, we invite you to join us for a webinar on Wednesday, March 2nd from 12-1 pmClasses are scheduled to begin in the fall of 2016, and this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the opportunities BGSU has to offer, meet some of our faculty and staff, and ask questions about the program.  To RSVP for the webinar pleaseregister online.  For more information about the MSFS program, I can be reached at or 419-372-0224.  You may also visit our MSFS website.

Jon E. Sprague, RPh, PhD
Director & BCI Eminent Scholar


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