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Which courses will you take in forensic medicine?

Degree Options

The online M.S. in Forensic Medicine program consists of 37 credits – 28 core credit hours and 9 elective credit hours – and has thesis and non-thesis options.

Full Course List

Core Classes

Course #Course NameCreditsTypeFallSpringSummer
GMS6360Principles of Forensic Medicine 14CoreX
GMS6361Principles of Forensic Medicine 2**4CoreX
GMS6362Principles of Crime Scene Investigation3CoreXXX
GMS6352Artifacts of Decomposition3CoreXXX
GMS6354Communication Skills in a Forensic Context3CoreXXX
GMS6351Trauma Analysis3CoreX
GMS6363Principles of Osteology3CoreX
GMS6905Independent Studies in Forensic Medicine (Literature Survey)2CoreXXX
GMS6905Independent Studies in Medical Sciences (Final Exam)1CoreXXX


Course #Course NameCreditsTypeFallSpringSummer
GMS6350Forensic Investigations3ElectiveXXX
GMS6358Forensic Medicine 3**4ElectiveTBD
GMS6353Gross Anatomical Exam3ElectiveX
GMS6359Principles of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis3ElectiveTBD
GMS6357Forensic Photography***3ElectiveX
GMS6356Applied Osteology3ElectiveX
GMS6355Traffic Homicide Investigation and Reconstruction3ElectiveTBD
ENY6706Forensic Entomology3ElectiveX
GMS6971Research for Master's Thesis (Thesis Research)6ElectiveXXX
GMS6905Independent StudiesVARElectiveXXX
GMS6362LPrinciples of Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory3ElectiveTBD
GMS6352LArtifacts of Decomposition Laboratory3ElectiveTBD
VME6053Skeletal Trauma Analysis in Animals3ElectiveX
VME6054Scientific and Legal Principles of Forensic Evidence3ElectiveX

*** Access to DSLR camera and tripod required
** Pre-requisites needs to be met prior to taking FM2 and FM3
Last updated 12/9/2019