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Forensic Science

Sam Houston State University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
20398 USD/year
20398 USD/year
10438 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Master of Science in Forensic Science program at Sam Houston State University is accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) and provides a rigorous core curriculum with a multi-discipline approach. 

Overview

Graduate level topics include forensic biology, forensic toxicology, controlled substance analysis, trace evidence and microscopy, instrumental analysis, crime scene investigation, pattern evidence, law and forensic science, ethics, and quality assurance. These core topics are complemented with advanced coursework and laboratory instruction.

Learning outcomes

The Forensic Science program at Sam Houston State University maintains strong ties with accredited forensic laboratories in both the private and public sectors. Students are required to complete an internship in a forensic laboratory, complete an independent research project, and demonstrate good oral and written skills that will prepare them for future success in both the laboratory and in the courtroom.

The Master of Science in Forensic Science program requires the completion of 44 graduate semester hours of core and forensic science coursework that can be completed in two years. The program is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to forensic science. This unique and interdisciplinary program was the first of its kind in Texas. Graduate level topics include forensic biology, forensic toxicology, controlled substance analysis, trace evidence and microscopy, instrumental analysis, crime scene investigation, pattern evidence, law and forensic science, ethics, and quality assurance. These core topics are complemented with advanced coursework and laboratory instruction. The program maintains strong ties with accredited forensic laboratories in both the private and public sectors. Students are required to complete an internship in a forensic laboratory, complete an independent research project, and demonstrate good oral and written skills that will prepare them for future success in both the laboratory and in the courtroom. Those seeking careers in this field should be aware that background checks similar to those required for law enforcement officers are likely to be a condition of employment. Drug testing, history of drug use, criminal background checks and other factors may be considered for employment or internship placements.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Forensic Instrumental Analysis
  • Trace Evidence and Microscopic Analysis
  • Controlled Substance Analysis
  • Law and Forensic Sciences
  • Pattern and Physical Evidence Concepts
  • Quality Assurance in Forensic Science
  • Seminar in Forensic Science
  • Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Forensic Science Internship
  • Forensic Science Capstone Course

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Summer application deadline for international students - 01 February

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit the ApplyTexas.org Application (International) and pay the nonrefundable application fee of $75 in U.S. currency via MasterCard, American Express, VISA, Discover Card, money order or check drawn on a U.S. bank.
  • Submit official transcripts from all college coursework.
  • Submit the official credentials evaluation.
  • If transcripts are from a school outside of the U.S. the document must be translated and evaluated by a NACES accredited service or SDR Educational Consultants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20398 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10199 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    20398 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10199 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5219 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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