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MS in Forensic Anthropology

MS in Forensic Anthropology

Boston University

Charles River Campus, Boston, United States
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The MS in Forensic Anthropology at Boston University School of Medicine is designed to train individuals in the theory, practice, and methods of biological and skeletal anthropology employed by forensic anthropologists in medicolegal death investigations. Students will receive extensive training in osteology, forensic anthropological techniques and procedures, forensic anthropology field methods, biological anthropology theory, taphonomy, mortuary archaeology, human anatomy, crime scene investigation, and methods of human identification. This full-time, 42-credit Master of Science degree offers students a unique opportunity to apply the principles of anthropology, anatomy and osteology to establishing biological profiles, excavation of remains, criminal case work, and other scenarios with unidentified remains. Classes are lecture and laboratory based with opportunities for internships and directed studies. Students complete a graduate-level research project that culminates in a full-length thesis. Resources for student research projects include access to our Outdoor Research Facility and Anatomical Sciences Laboratory, faculty in the Department of Radiology, and affiliated faculty at University of Tennessee and skeletal collections at other universities and museums. This program is one of the only graduate forensic anthropology programs in a department of anatomy at a major medical center. This setting provides students and faculty access to extensive resources and facilities, including a human gross anatomy laboratory. Closely affiliated with the MS in Biomedical Forensic Sciences program, this program affords students the opportunity to pursue training in multiple areas of forensic sciences.