Forensic scientists work in a variety of settings including laboratories, crime scenes, investigation units, and the courts. They may work for federal, state and local government, forensic laboratories, medical examiners offices, hospitals, universities, toxicology laboratories, police departments, coroner offices, or as independent forensic science consultants.
Name: Martin Overly, MSFS
Graduated: Class of 2009
Current job: Teaching Instructor/Internship Coordinator, West Virginia University – Forensic and Investigative Sciences
"The MSFS program propelled me into a career that I am passionate about. It has given me the opportunity to make a satisfying contribution to the forensic community. The knowledge, experience and insight of the faculty motivated me to achieve career goals which seemed improbable before starting the program. With the Southern Utah Crime Laboratory a short distance from the classroom, I had the opportunity to interact with forensic practitioners."