MS-JM Students

 

DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM FOR MS FORENSIC MEDICINE AND JM FORENSIC SCIENCE

 

 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

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CHINA UNIVERSITY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND LAW

 

Program Introduction

The University of Maryland (UM) and China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) cooperate to deliver this dual degree program.  The program consists of a MS in Forensic Medicine delivered by UM and a Juris Master in Forensic Science delivered by the CUPL for Chinese students from CULP.

The MS-JM program is a unique, interdisciplinary dual degree graduate program between the University of Maryland (UM) at Baltimore and China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing. Through a sharing of elective credits between the two universities, students will earn the Master of Science in Forensic Medicine from UM and the Juris Master in Forensic Science from the CUPL.  The purpose of dual degree program is to provide educational and professional training in the field of forensic medicine, which will feature areas such as forensic pathology, forensic autopsy, medico-legal death scene investigation, forensic toxicology, forensic dentistry, forensic anthropology, forensic radiology, forensic neuropathology, forensic pediatric pathology, and epidemiological research of the related areas.

Program graduates will possess knowledge and skills to contribute to the medico-legal death investigative system and legal justice system including the generation of knowledge in the field through submission of a manuscript for publication.

The Juris Masters in Forensic Science program is an existing program at the CUPL.  The current program requires 65 credits.  The dual degree program at CULP will recognize 10 credits from the MS in Forensic Medicine program from UM as required credits.  The MS program in Forensic Medicine at UM is a new program.  It consists of 30 credits for didactic courses, laboratory activities and clinical observation. The MS program in Forensic Medicine at UM will recognize 10 credits from the Juris Masters program at CULP to fulfill MS requirements.  For MS in Forensic Medicine program American students who are interested in studying at CUPL, they may apply for CUPL overseas study program including some scholarship. The students may take one semester forensic science courses at CUPL to earn up to 10 credits to fulfill MS requirements. The American students will only receive MS degree from UM.

Admission to the dual degree of Master of Science in Forensic Medicine from UM at Baltimore and the Juris Master in Forensic Science from the CUPL is contingent upon satisfaction admission of the Graduate School of UM and CUPL. Students will begin study at UM in Fall, 2015.

 

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