M.Sc. On Campus

Forensic Science

Texas Tech University

12 months
17530 USD/year
17530 USD/year
9350 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Forensic Science at Texas Tech University emphasizes extensive learning in the scientific and laboratory skills necessary for application in a modern forensic laboratory.


The Master of Science in Forensic Science at Texas Tech University offers concentration focuses in areas of forensic investigation and includes exposure to the breadth of forensic disciplines, including the principles, practices, and contexts of science as they relate to specialized forensic topics.

Graduates from this program are prepared to enhance and strengthen the forensic science disciplines through sound methodologies and practices while simultaneously advocating the highest ethical standards through public service to federal, state, and local law enforcement jurisdictions and agencies.

Students from various undergraduate backgrounds may pursue either of two tracks within the program: the forensic scientist track or the forensic investigative track. The investigative track is designed for students who have a social science background and intend to work in a non-laboratory setting. The scientist track is designed for students who have a chemistry/biology science background and wish to work in a traditional laboratory setting. 

The program offers both theoretical and practical coursework and is designed to allow students to emphasize areas of special interest such as:

  • toxicology
  • DNA
  • crime scene investigation.


The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Report Writing and Expert Testimony 
  • Fundamentals of Forensic Science 
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Ethics in Forensic Science 
  • Analytical Toxicology Laboratory 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Unofficial transcripts of ALL post-secondary institutions attended, including a copy of official English translations for each transcript
  • Unofficial copies of all post-secondary diplomas earned*
  • Unofficial proof of English proficiency
  • Proof of financial support*
  • Passport bio page*
  • GRE 
  • Letter of Reference (3)
  • Personal Statement of Professional Goals
  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume/CV

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17530 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17530 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9350 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lubbock

909 - 1335 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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