Forensic Science (MFS)

Learn by doing in one of Canada’s only two Masters of Forensic Science Programs


The Master of Forensic Science (MFS) has now been approved to be delivered in Fall 2019. This program will be offered by the Department of Forensic Science and will have more details added in the coming weeks! 

About the Department of Forensic Science:

Forensic Science education at Laurentian University began in 1998 with the Forensic Biology Option. With the advantage of having small class sizes, and professors who are practitioners and researchers in forensic science, we quickly distinguished ourselves as a premier, high quality, hands-on program. In 2004 Laurentian University lead the country with the establishment of a full, independent Department of Forensic Science. This means that our department has its own dedicated research labs, teaching labs, curator, professors and adjunct professors. We are the first in the country to have such dedicated resources. Additionally, we have the first Forensic Toxicology Research Laboratory and a dedicated Scanning Electron Microscope Laboratory in a Department of Forensic Science. 

Key Features

State of the art facilities are available for use and include DNA, osteology and toxicology labs
Benefit from a team of knowledgeable faculty members and researchers who have made great contributions to their fields

Career Opportunities

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to: forensic identification officer, forensic pathologist, forensic anthropologist, DNA scientist, police officer, forensic chemist, forensic odontologist, forensic psychologist, forensic scientist, laboratory technologist, forensic nursing, teacher, graduate studies, medicine, law.

Many careers can be found in the public and private sector.

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Program Details

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