The Master of Science in Forensic Sciences includes an option in Forensic Science Administration. This program is designed for individuals with academic or professional experience in forensic-related fields. Applicants to this program may choose between two options: the administrative track, which develops a broad understanding of the various fields as well as specific knowledge of critical administrative issues in the forensic sciences; or the questioned documents track, which offers academic training for individuals pursuing certification as document examiners.
The M.S. option in Forensic Science Administration includes 39 credit hours, including 27 hours of core courses and 12 hours of electives, as approved by the faculty advisor. With core courses and most electives offered online, participants may complete the full program without coming to campus. As a requirement for graduation, degree candidates must take a comprehensive examination and achieve a satisfactory score on the examination, as determined by the student’s faculty advisor.
M.S. students pursuing the option in Forensic Science Administration who are residents of states in the Academic Common Market may ask the governing board of the home state’s universities for permission to have OSU waive the non-resident portion of tuition. For a list of participating states, see http://www.cep.unt.edu/ACM.html.
M.S. option in Forensic Science Administration
27 credit hours required