Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Master's Programs
Research & Internship Opportunities


Research equipment

Thomas Jefferson University and The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education (The Center) have developed a program that offers science and management courses that give our students the knowledge to be leaders in the field of Forensic Toxicology. But what differentiates us from other programs is the hands-on and experiential learning we provide for our students.

Provided at their state-of-the-art facility in Willow Grove, PA, The Center’s internship program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to receive hands-on learning by reinforcing the laboratory skills and case-assessment approach introduced in the required coursework, as applied to mock casework and validation studies. 

This experience includes:

  • Working under chain of custody
  • Data analysis and critical assessment of results
  • Forensically defensible report writing and testimony  

This internship helps develop the laboratory, management and communication skills needed to prepare students for advancement in forensic toxicology.  

Research Opportunities

Student conducting research

In addition to the required internship and coursework, a thesis research project will help mold students into independent scientists capable of applying the scientific method to practical problem solving, developing skills in experimental design, critical assessment of results and innovative thinking. These are crucial skills for success in a leadership role in forensic toxicology. Both laboratory-based and non-laboratory-based research opportunities are available either through Thomas Jefferson University or The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education and its partners.