Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Forensic Investigation

The Post-Bachelor Forensic Investigation program is to provide enhanced quality learning experiences through classroom didactics, special topics, directed studies and internships for individuals whose professional backgrounds interface with disciplines within forensics, healthcare, criminal justice and medicolegal arenas. 

What is the Forensic Investigation Program?

  • The program is designed for students with a bachelor's degree who wish to gain competence in the area of forensic investigation
  • Its aim is to educate personnel whose professional scope and practice interfaces with the criminal justice system
  • It is designed to provide police and fire inspectors, emergency service personnel, nurses, social workers and other public health professionals with the competencies essential to the process of forensic investigation
  • Upon completion of the program graduates will be knowledgeable in the areas of legal/ethical parameters, specimen collection and analysis, forensic anatomy, forensic psychology, the criminal justice system, and the application of photographic/evidence specialties

Why Wayne State University?
Located in a large metropolitan area WSU provides unlimited opportunity for cultural growth and development. The forensic investigation program utilizes experts from many areas.   Faculty come from the WSU departments of Fundamental and Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice.   In addition personnel of the Wayne, Oakland, and and Macomb County Medical Examiner's Offices and the Michigan State Crime Lab offer their expertise to the program. A further relationship with the Police and Evidence Technology curriculum of Oakland Community College adds expertise to the faculty. An affiliation with the Department of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) of the Treasury of the United States Government adds to the expertise of the faculty.

For more information about a career in forensic investigation please contact the Forensic Investigation Program advisors at 313-577-1716.

Application requirements:

  • Minimum of 2.50 GPA
  • Bachelor degree from a four year accredited institution
  • Letter of interest to include a summary of background and interest in forensic goals addressed to the Curriculum Coordinator
  • Copies of transcripts
  • Send all information to the Office of Student Services at the address below

How do I apply?
The program is open to graduates of a four year baccalaureate programs from any accredited institution with a grade point average of a 2.50 or better (on a 4.0 scale).  The application deadline is June 1 for Fall semester admission.   If you are a graduate of WSU please submit a copy of your undergraduate transcripts and a letter of application to the Student Services Office at:

Wayne State University
Eugene Applebaum College
of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Student Services Suite 1600
259 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 577-1716
Email: fundappsciences@wayne.edu


If you are a graduate from another institution you must submit an undergraduate application to the university available here

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