Specialization in Forensic Science Administration


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Loyola’s specialization in Forensic Science Administration builds on the strategies needed to bridge the gap between science and justice.


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In the world of forensics, facts and undeniable evidence are critical. You know how to find the answers, but need the administrative strategies and skillset to be the one your organization relies on to lead forensics teams and manage upper-level administrative duties.

Curriculum that strengthens your leadership skills to direct investigations from the crime scene to the courtroom

Designed in response to the growing need for leadership in forensics, the Forensic Science Administration specialization appeals to both public and private sector practitioners working in the field.

The online specialization in Forensic Science Administration is 36 credit hours and develops critical knowledge and skills, including:

  • Understand the requirements and challenges facing forensic laboratories, including accreditation, certification programs, and budgetary restraints
  • Study the standards of professionalism in the field
  • Examine critical issues influencing the use of forensic science from the crime scene and into the courtroom
  • Review the case law, legislation, and proposals that govern the use of forensic science
  • Learn the role of ethics in forensic science, including general principles and training requirements
  • Evaluate the role of the media in changing the face of forensic science administration and develop the skills necessary to react to those changes

View course requirements and descriptions.

Careers in Forensic Science Leadership

This growing field is in great need of skilled forensic science practitioners and law enforcement personnel with management-level administrative skills. The specialization in Forensic Science Administration helps those with a law enforcement or scientific background to advance to higher positions, such as:

  • Crime Laboratory Director
  • Forensic Quality Assurance Manager
  • Forensic DNA/Serology Supervisor
  • Crime Scene Division Commander/Supervisor
  • Law Enforcement Commander/Supervisor
  • Detective Bureau Commander/Supervisor

Learn more about the career outlook for forensic science leaders.

Top Ranked for a Reason

Loyola University New Orleans' Criminal Justice programs have helped law enforcement agents gain the most sought-after skills and knowledge for decades. Now offered in a fully online format, our online programs have been given top rankings and are taught by the same experienced professionals as campus-based courses. Plus, the convenience and flexibility of online learning allows you to keep your job and learn… whenever it’s best for you!

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