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MSHCA - Forensic Health Online Program


MSHCA - Forensic Health
MSHCA - Forensic Health

With an MS in Healthcare Administration: Forensic Health, you’ll be on the cutting edge of an exciting and dynamic field. Forensic professionals collect, identify and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations, using the latest field and laboratory techniques.

The employment outlook for forensic professionals is excellent, as methods for analyzing evidence play an increasingly greater role in legal outcomes. As a graduate student, you’ll prepare for leadership careers in a crime laboratory, criminal investigations, crime scene investigation, and crime scene analysis.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that health and biomedical jobs will grow during 2010 to 2020 by 22%. This is higher growth than any other field.

See Student Disclosures page for important information on the job outlook for forensic health specialists.

What You’ll Learn


This program teaches professionals to understand forensic health issues as they relate to violent crimes, such as intra-familial violence, sexual violence, workplace violence and homicide. Graduates will learn and understand the legal ramifications of victim and perpetrator rights, juvenile offenders, and correctional health systems.

Students will:

  • Understand the terminology and classifications of crime
  • Learn forensic health issues as they relate to victim and perpetrators of violent crimes including intra-familial violence, sexual violence, workplace violence, homicide, and terrorism
  • Understand the needs and rights of victims and perpetrators, juvenile offenders and correctional health systems

Where Your Degree Can Take You


Upon completing the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration: Forensic Health, you will have the knowledge needed to pursue senior-level positions in organizations such as:

  • Crime labs and medical diagnostic labs
  • Medical Examiner offices
  • Hospital and clinical chemistry laboratories
  • Police departments
  • Law enforcement and government regulatory agencies
  • Hospital and clinical chemistry laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Criminal defense firms and prosecution attorneys
  • Prosecution attorney’s offices

See Student Disclosures page for important information on suggested careers.

Who Should Enroll


Whether you are already working in the healthcare field, but looking to advance your career with new credentials on your resume – or whether you are interested in transitioning into a medical career – a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration: Forensic Health, positions you for career success.