Forensic Science

The Forensic Science Program at MSU is the nation’s oldest, and includes three major tracks: chemistry, biology, and anthropology. The research agenda is extremely active, encompassing both theoretical and applied projects. Professors and their graduate students regularly work with crime laboratories, improving forensic techniques and addressing issues key to forensic science. Members of the program are regularly involved in casework, using their specialized expertise to assist the legal community. In addition, historical cases of broad public interest are often explored. Graduate students are a vital portion of the program, and are heavily involved in all aspects of the research agenda. School of Criminal Justice faculty members specializing in forensic science include:

Dr. David Foran

Dr. Tom Holt

Dr. Ruth Smith


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