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Dusting for fingerprints

Forensic Science encompasses many fields and disciplines related to the application of science to the law.

Mason provides strong theoretical and operational foundations and outstanding scholarship to undergraduate and graduate students seeking forensic science careers. These programs address the growing national and regional demand for trained forensic scientists and technicians. They combine a solid foundation in legal and technical crime scene investigation with scientific skills relevant to forensics, and are especially relevant for students involved in the high-technology law enforcement workplace in Northern Virginia.

A student in forensic science lab

Visit Us On Campus

Come visit our campus. Learn about justice and crime-solving with science in the Mason community.

  • Forensic Science Program Main Offices

    3400 Exploratory Hall, Fairfax Campus

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Exploratory Hall at George Mason University Fairfax Campus

What can our Forensic Program do for you?

This program provides an exciting and innovative curriculum offering hands-on training in crime scene investigation techniques and crime lab methodologies.

Forensic science students examine fingerprints

Why Forensic Science at Mason?


of our faculty come from practical/operational backgrounds


FARO 3-D Imaging Systems, 3 drones -  allow students to do Crime Scene Imaging and Documentation.


Rooms in our Crime Scene House, where students perform hands-on crime scene analysis.

Our location near Washington, D.C., gives you access to top agencies

The Forensic Science Program has fostered relationships with numerous local, state, federal and private forensic science agencies and labs, including FBI, NCIS, VADFS, VAME and OCME. Internships provide students an introduction to the careers available and offer hands-on experience working beside forensic scientists.

Mason students visiting Washington, D.C.

News & Events



Celebration of Success

Dec 8, 2020/2:00 - 3:30 PM

Join Dean Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm for the 2020 Celebration of Success that recognizes and shows appreciation of all College of Science faculty and staff.

This year, the dean will honor nine faculty and staff with awards for their service during the 2020 calendar year.