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Immerse yourself in rigorous courses, in-depth research, and professional experience with practicing forensic scientists. Tailor this flexible program taking advantage of exceptional hands-on laboratory experience and state of the art facilities at the heart of a national research institution to take your first steps towards a career at the nexus of science, crime investigation, and security. The FNSSI programs prepare students for analyst positions in crime laboratories, private companies, and federal agencies. Attention is paid to laboratory research, in which students participate in, write about, and defend original research projects.

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Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI) provides leadership, training, and research for highly qualified science practitioners with exceptional scientific skills, legal and political understanding, and ethical practices. Syracuse is uniquely poised among universities to provide the comprehensive leadership and expertise needed to combat global terrorism, promote security, and support criminal forensic science. Students also benefit from gateway courses that make them more marketable and knowledgeable.

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The Graduate Programs target application date for either Summer or Fall admission is Feb. 15. This is not a deadline, since we have rolling admission, but applying by this date ensures that we will still have space. For Spring admission, the target date is November 1.We do not have cutoffs for either the GPA or GRE in that we review the entire application regardless of the numbers. If one or both is low, we look for strengths that might compensate. If the GPA is below 3.0 or the GRE scores are below 150, these are considered low, but an applicant with strong signs of potential for improvement still has a chance for admission.

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M.S. Students Present Research

May 7, 2018, 12:00 AM

The M.S. in Forensic Science, Advanced track students presented their research they have been working on throughout the year: Valerie Cheung: Examining the validity, reproducibility and sensitivity of...

Medicolegal Death Investigation II Class Presentations

Apr 29, 2018, 12:00 AM

A group of students from the Medicolegal Death Investigation II class gave scientific presentations based off of semester long research. An enlightening evening for all!...