About Forensic Science at Boston University

Boston University’s Division of Graduate Medical Sciences is home to two world-class forensic science master’s programs: the MS in Biomedical Forensic Sciences and the MS in Forensic Anthropology. With approximately 90 students enrolled in both programs, a highly dedicated faculty, and world-class research facilities and instrumentation, students in our forensics programs are part of a strong community that supports them in their research and professional endeavors.

About the MS in Forensic Anthropology

The Master of Science program in Forensic Anthropology offers a variety of courses in forensic anthropology techniques and procedures, human anatomy, osteology, pathology, skeletal trauma, human remains recovery, death investigation, bioarchaeology, zooarchaeology, research design, expert witness testimony and crime scene investigation. Graduates from this program have continued their graduate education in a doctoral program, law school or medical school and/or work in the fields of forensic anthropology/archaeology, medicolegal death investigating, crime scene investigation or law enforcement.

About the MS in Biomedical Forensic Sciences

Our Master of Science program in Biomedical Forensic Sciences trains aspiring and mid-career professionals in a variety of forensic disciplines related to crime scene investigation and evidence analysis. Professionals trained in these disciplines are crucial to today’s comprehensive forensic investigations. Completing this degree will qualify graduates to work as forensic scientists, DNA analysts, chemists, death investigators and crime scene responders at the local, state, and federal levels.