24 months
1317 USD/credit 26340 USD/year
1317 USD/credit 26340 USD/year
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Is crime-solving your calling? The Forensic Science program from Pace University prepares you for a career in one of the fastest growing fields in the country. 

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The program’s science-based curriculum provides the education and professional experience you’ll need to play a pivotal role in today’s criminal justice system and for a successful future in forensic science.

Key Features

  • Pace offers fully equipped facilities for forensic chemistry and biology, including a new state-of-the-art DNA sequencing lab and specialized laboratories with virtual crime scene reconstruction software and forensic microscopy.
  • What makes our program truly unique is that our faculty members maintain full-time affiliations with the major forensic laboratories of local and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • The Forensic Science program from Pace University  provide students with connections to numerous employment opportunities in labs with the New York Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the New York City medical examiner’s office.

Career Options

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Northeast Regional Laboratory, which employs forensic chemists specializing in the identification of drugs.

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) forensic laboratory, which employs criminalists for drug identification, fingerprints, arson, and trace evidence.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), which is the largest DNA lab in the country and employs criminalists in its toxicology laboratory and forensic biology laboratory.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Forensic Microscopy 
  • Forensic Biology 
  • Professional Issues in Forensic Science
  • Forensic Separations Chemistry
  • Analytical Spectroscopy
  • Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction
  • Principles of Forensic Pharmacology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Fee ($70, non-refundable)
  • All Official Transcripts: Transcripts from every accredited college or university attended (not just the degree granting institution) must be sent either to Pace University, directly from the academic institution electronically or by mail, or forwarded by the applicant in sealed envelopes from the academic institution.
  • Two Letters of Reccomendation: Letters should be from academic or professional references that can knowledgeably comment on your ability to successfully complete graduate study.
  • Resume: A resume or outline describing at least the past five years of your employment history and any significant community, professional, or college extracurricular activities.
  • Personal Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1317 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    26340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1317 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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