Chaminade University Summer Institutes 2013: Detection and Recovery of Human Remains
June 10-14, 2013

In the pursuit of justice, evidence is everything. Learn and practice techniques for recognition and interpretation of bio-environmental evidence, as well as search techniques used in detetion and recovery of scattered skeletal materials and location of clandestine graves.

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About Forensic Sciences at Chaminade

The study of Forensic Sciences at Chaminade allows our students an opportunity to become part of a unique community of scientists who serve the aims of justice.

Chaminade offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. In addition, Chaminade offers additional training through the Chaminade Summer Institutes.

About the Degree Programs

The Chaminade Forensics Sciences programs immerse students in the latest technological and scientific advances in the field of criminal investigation. In addition, our Forensic Sciences programs deliver instruction in criminal law and hands-on, practical experiences in the field.

The Masters of Science in Forensic Sciences is designed to provide students with the background required for employment in the forensic sciences or for future graduate study. The program serves working professionals in the field as well as recent graduates from baccalaureate programs. It features rigorous graduate course work combined with independent research.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the MSFS program, students will need to submit the following:

  • A completed MSFS application, found here
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • $25 application fee
  • GRE general test is now recommended
  • Applicants must now have a bachelor's degree in a natural science, forensic science, or related field
  • Transcripts of all previous college work (must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or 3.0 in the final two years of completed undergraduate program)

Applicants are admitted to the program for Fall entry only. Application materials must be submitted by July 1st.

Degree Requirements

The Masters of Science in Forensic Sciences is a two year program (two semesters per year, four semesters total) requiring a minimum of 37 credit hours beyond the B.S. Degree in courses numbered 500 and above, including 2 credit hours of Seminar (FS 790).

In addition to formal course work, the student is expected to complete an independent research project under the supervision of a research committee. Each student must submit their project and defend it in a public forum.


Forensic Sciences


For inquiries please contact:

David Carter, Ph.D.
Director of Forensic Sciences
Tel: (808) 739-8352
Henry Hall 5

The Forensic Sciences Department is part of the
Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics