MS in Forensic Medicine

Philadelphia Campus


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Master of Science in Forensic Medicine

The Master of Science in Forensic Medicine Program is a full master’s degree program that prepares students to become lifelong learners by developing a baseline of analytic and critical thinking skills that will prepare them for the challenges of forensic medicine and to positively affect the lives of their patients and their patients’ families, their employers and their communities.

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Program Overview

Image of BestColleges.com 2018 Award for Best Online Master's in Forensic MedicineThe program is designed for individuals who have an undergraduate degree and background in the sciences.

The curriculum consists of one year of didactic (face-to-face classroom) coursework that meets one weekend per month followed by a year of online coursework as well as a capstone project.

Classes during the first year (August-May) will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Online classes begin in the summer of the second year.

For additional details, view the course sequence for the Master of Science in Forensic Medicine Program. 

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How to Apply

Work experience is not required to enter the program and recent college graduates are accepted into the program.

Those applicants who are interested in applying for the Master of Science in Forensic Medicine Program but who do not have an undergraduate degree and background in the sciences may first apply to the Pathway Program. Visit the Forensic Medicine application requirements page for more information or apply now:

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Career Options

Career paths and, in some cases, volunteer opportunities for graduates of the MS in Forensic Medicine degree program may include the following:

  • accident scene investigator
  • autopsy technician
  • coroner
  • forensic investigator
  • legal consultant
  • trauma
  • emergency medicine
  • psychiatric nurse
  • sexual assault nurse examiner
  • social services investigator and/or advocate

CONTACT US

Department of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Evans Hall, Suite 403A-6
4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215-871-6760 | Fax: 215-871-6865


Gregory McDonald, DO, FCAP
Chair and Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Pathology

James McCans, MS, NREMT-P
Assistant Professor


Joel Garblik, DDS, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor

Detective David J. McDonald
Clinical Instructor

 



Terri Curry
Academic Coordinator