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Forensic Science

Pennsylvania State University

12 months
Duration
40812 USD/year
24586 USD/year
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About

The Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Forensic Science at Pennsylvania State University is an inter-college degree program housed in the Eberly College of Science and includes ties with Departments of Anthropology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Entomology, Psychology, and Sociology.

Overview

The Forensic Science program is offered by Pennsylvania State University Graduate Faculty members, with enrichment by mentors from the academic faculty, public crime laboratories, and private forensic laboratories.

Features

The curriculum is designed to provide students with innovative, hands-on, and multidisciplinary learning approaches to educate and train them in crime scene investigation, the science behind forensics, courtroom proceedings, and the ethical and social issues that they will be exposed to when they join the forensic community.

In addition, the program will develop teamwork and communication skills, which will be important when working actual cases in a crime laboratory.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Courtroom Proceedings and Testimony
  • A Scientific Approach to Crime Scene Investigation
  • Criminalistics: Trace and Impression Evidence
  • Criminalistics: Biology
  • Laboratory in Crime Scene Investigation
  • Forensic Science Seminar
  • Drug Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Forensic Seminar Series
  • Ethics in forensic Science
  • Research Projects in Forensic Science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The master's degree in Forensic Science is appropriate for students with a baccalaureate degree in the biological sciences, chemistry, or a related field of study.
  • Applicants are required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) in their undergraduate degree.
  • Submission of GRE scores is optional.
  • In addition, each applicant is asked to provide a personal statement of interests and objectives, a statement of their definition of the word "ethics" and two letters of reference.
  • Letters of reference can be submitted by the student's undergraduate adviser, research adviser, and/or an instructor for an upper level course taken as part of their major.
  • An applicant may be asked to go through an interview process conducted by members of the forensic science faculty.

Tuition Fee

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    40812 USD/year
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    24586 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24586 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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