A Criminal Justice Agency

On Wednesday, March 23rd 2016, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed Senate Bill 104 into law, officially designating the Forensic DNA Analysis Laboratory of the Marshall University Forensic Science Center as a criminal justice agency.

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The Marshall University Forensic Science Center is a nationally recognized leader in forensic science graduate education; dedicated to providing the highest quality forensic analysis, research, and training for the promotion of truth and justice.

We have a unique relationship with the West Virginia State Police as the first university to partner with a state crime laboratory on developing and maintaining a CODIS database. Through our FEPAC accredited Forensic Science Graduate Program students have access to state-of-the-art equipment in conjunction with respected faculty. Our ANAB accredited Forensic DNA Laboratory employs a team of adept, proficiency-tested, Master of Science educated, Forensic DNA Analysts.