Decker School of Nursing

Certificate Programs

Forensic health advanced certificate

This program is open to all individuals who have a baccalaureate degree and who are interested in forensics.

Applicants do not need to be students at Binghamton University; however, they need to matriculate by applying for the certificate (see how to apply, below).

Students are also invited to take individual courses if they do not wish to complete the certificate. This does not require matriculation.

NOTE: If you completed an undergraduate forensics course or courses through the Decker School at Binghamton University, you cannot repeat coursework of the same title at the graduate level.


The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Health requires the successful completion of three (3 credit) graduate courses in forensic health for a total of 9 credits. Students are encouraged to review the University Bulletin for more information (including course descriptions), or contact the Decker graduate/advising office

Courses (may be completed in any order)

All students must take:


NURS 581G: Forensic Health of Victims


Students will select two of the following; students are expected to consult with the program coordinator before selecting the two courses:


NURS 581B: Forensic Health Essentials


NURS 581E: Medicolegal Death Investigation 


NURS 581G: Forensic Health of Victims


NURS 581F: Forensic Health of Offenders


NURS 581J: Forensic Pediatrics




Admissions information and how to apply

Information on admissions, financial aid, housing, program costs and visiting Binghamton University's campus is presented on the Graduate School website.

Complete instructions for applying to a certificate program at Binghamton University are available on the Graduate School's how to apply webpage. If you have questions regarding application submission, contact the Graduate School at 607–777–2151 or

Additional information

Students interested in participating in the Certificate in Forensic Health should contact:

Mary E. Muscari

Students taking this program who are nearing completion

In the semester in which you complete the requirements for the Certificate in Forensic Health, notify Jennie Orton and provide a transcript. She will ensure the certificate is awarded and noted on your official transcript. A certificate will then be issued.

Last Updated: 2/28/17