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Forensic Sciences (MFS)

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


Conduct world-class research with the benefit of a new state-of-the-art forensic teaching laboratory, and crime scene apartment.

Hone your skills with access to a Forensic Toxicology Research Laboratory and a dedicated Scanning Electron Microscope Laboratory. 

Build on the knowledge gained at the undergraduate level of forensic science in areas such as:

  • DNA analysis
  • forensic chemistry
  • forensic toxicology
  • Laboratory operations and quality assurance

About the Department of Forensic Science:

Laurentian University's Forensic Science education began in 1998 with the Forensic Biology Option. Two decades later, we maintain our status as a distinguished, 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. With small class sizes and professors who are practitioners and researchers in forensic science, your education will be second to none. 

The Master of Forensic Science (MFS) has been approved to be delivered in May 2020.

Key Features

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State of the art facilities are available for use and include DNA, osteology and toxicology labs
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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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