Courses

The MS in Forensic Anthropology Program offers a variety of courses in forensic anthropological techniques and procedures, taphonomy, human anatomy, osteology, pathology, human remains recovery, death investigation, experimental design and statistics, expert witness testimony and crime scene investigation.

Completion of this program will prepare students to continue their graduate education in a doctoral program and/or work in a wide variety of settings including medical examiners or coroners offices, crime laboratories, state and federal agencies and international organizations.

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  • History, Methods and Theory in Biological Anthropology
  • Human Anatomy and Osteology
  • Professional Skills and Thesis Research Development
  • Special Topics in Forensic Anthropology: Outdoor Crime Scene Awareness
  • Taphonomy
  • Forensic Anthropology Techniques
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Research in Anthropology
  • Taphonomy
  • Mortuary Archaeology
  • Advanced Osteology
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Applied Forensic Anthropology
  • Elementary Biostatistics

Elective Courses in Forensic Anthropology

  • Field Methods in Forensic Anthropology
  • Experimental Design for Forensic Anthropology
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Homicide Investigation
  • Advanced Crime Scene Investigation
  • Medicolegal Death Investigation

Elective courses in Anthropology and Archaeology

Students are strongly encouraged to complete selected courses in the departments of Anthropology and Archaeology on the Charles River Campus.

Elective Courses In Biomedical Forensic Sciences

Students may complete certain courses in the Biomedical Forensic Sciences program.