Department of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work

Forensic Investigation


Certificate and Masters of Applied Science in Forensic Investigations

Missouri Western State University offers a Certificate and a Masters of Applied Science in Forensic Investigations. The Certificate and Masters degree are designed to provide individuals the opportunity to receive instructions from eminent forensic scientists and other distinguished professionals without interrupting their present employment. Course design and staffing is provided by the Southern Institute of Forensic Science in conjunction with Missouri Western State University.

Most courses are offered during an intense, one week contact period. Additional work (e.g. a research paper) may be completed off site. This alternative delivery format allows students to attend courses in pursuit of the Certificate or Masters of Applied Science Degree without leaving their occupation. Some courses are offered online.

Undergraduates may take any of the 500 level courses that are offered. Undergraduates who take a 500 level class may count it toward an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice at Missouri Western, but they will not be able to count it toward a graduate degree too. Only students accepted into the graduate program may count a class toward the graduate certificate or masters degree offered at MWSU.