Courses and schedules are subject to change based on demand and availability.

Spring 2021

Featured Course: Forensic Photography

This spring, students will gain an introduction to the history of photography and utilization of a camera in a crime scene setting. Students will learn basic photography skills, camera operation, exposure control, relational photographs, and flash control for crime scene and evidence documentation.

Forensic Camera

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 Courses

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

Electives – Online

Course #Course NameCreditsTypeFallSpringSummer
GMS6350Forensic Investigations3ElectiveXXX
GMS6353Gross Anatomical Exam3ElectiveX
GMS6355Traffic Homicide Investigation and Reconstruction3ElectiveTBD
GMS6356Applied Osteology3ElectiveX
GMS6357Forensic Photography***3ElectiveX
GMS6358Forensic Medicine 3**4ElectiveTBD
GMS6359Principles of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis3ElectiveX
VME6053Skeletal Trauma Analysis in Animals3ElectiveX
VME6054Scientific and Legal Principles of Forensic Evidence3ElectiveX
GMS6971Research for Master's Thesis (Thesis Research)6ElectiveXXX
ENY 6706Forensic Entomology3ElectiveX

Most Maples Center program courses count as electives within other Maples Center programs, so long as they reasonably apply toward the degree. To learn more about these other programs please visit their websites: Shelter Medicine | Veterinary Forensic Sciences | Wildlife Forensic Sciences & Conservation

Learn more about the thesis and non-thesis options and their course requirements here. 

Electives – In-Person

Due to the impact of COVID-19, in-person courses are not currently offered for Summer/Fall 2020. We look forward to offering these courses when it is safe to do so! This page will be updated with information when these courses are scheduled. 

Course #Course NameCreditsTypeFallSpringSummer
GMS6352LArtifacts of Decomposition Laboratory3ElectiveTBD
GMS6357LForensic Photography Laboratory3ElectiveTBD
GMS6359LPrinciples of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Laboratory3ElectiveTBD
GMS6362LPrinciples of Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory3ElectiveTBD

*** Access to DSLR camera and tripod required
** Pre-requisites needs to be met prior to taking FM2 and FM3
Last updated 07/17/2020