Degree Requirements and Curriculum
The M.S.F.S. degree requires 39 graduate credit hours, a research project, a comprehensive examination,1 and participation in graduate seminars or continuing education,2 all to be completed within 7 years of admission. Typical time for graduation is 2-3 years for full-time enrollment and 3½- 4 years for part-time. The thesis program features tracks in forensic biology/DNA, forensic pathology3 (either microbiology or death scene investigation), forensic psychology,3 and forensic toxicology/trace evidence. Non-thesis options in forensic science administration and forensic document examination are available entirely online. See the chart below for requirements for each degree track or option. The M.S.F.S is accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission of the American Academy of Forensic Science, also known as FEPAC.