Towson has one of the rare forensic science master’s programs in the country both
fully accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC), and a certified PSM (professional science master’s) program. These accreditations ensure high quality
academics and an emphasis on hands-on learning and practical, job-focused training.
Qualifications for Careers and Internships in Forensic Science
Because forensic science is part of the criminal justice system, personal honesty,
integrity, and scientific objectivity are paramount. Those seeking careers in this
field should be aware that background checks similar to those required for law enforcement
officers are likely to be a condition of employment. The following may be conducted
and/or reviewed before an employment or internship offer is made and may remain as
ongoing conditions of employment (this list is not all inclusive): Drug Tests, History
of Drug Use, Criminal History, Personal Associations, Driving Record, Past Work Performance,
Credit History, Medical or Physical Examination.
Reference: NIJ Report NCJ 203099