- With the increasing introduction of scientific evidence into court testimony and the demand for standardized educational programs, MUFSP satisfies federal and state standards and guidelines to enable its graduates to enter this fascinating field well equipped to respond to future challenges.
- On-site research and service forensic laboratories at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center (MUFSC) provide students with opportunities to participate in inner workings of a forensic laboratory. These include accredited laboratories providing CODIS data basing, parentage testing, and DNA casework, as well as forensic chemistry, digital forensics, and microscopy/comparative sciences. Off-site internships are also available.
- The program includes a five-semester core curriculum with both thesis and non-thesis options. In addition to this strong, broad-based core curriculum, four areas of emphasis are offered that allow students to obtain additional in-depth education and training. Students may select any combination of the emphases, up to 4, which may be completed in the standard five semester program. These areas of emphasis include Crime Scene Investigation, Digital Forensics, DNA Analysis, and Forensic Chemistry.
The FEPAC-accredited Forensic Science Graduate Program at Marshall University is a two-year academic program leading to a Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS).
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Genetics and DNA Technologies
- Crime Scene and Death Investigation
- Forensic Microscopy
- Forensic Comparative Sciences
- Forensic Statistics
- Forensic Analytical Chemistry
- Forensic Analytical Chemistry Lab
- Forensic Science Internship
- Foundations & Fundamentals in Digital Forensics
- Legal Issues in Forensic Science
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesBiology Forensic Science Microbiology View 236 other Masters in Microbiology in United States
- Submit Your Application
- The application requires a $150 non-refundable application fee
- Official Transcripts and Evaluations: Official final bachelor’s degree transcript and degree certificate must be sent in the original language, accompanied by a certified English translation and contain ALL college or university academic credits and grades. The transcripts must be sent directly to the Marshall University Office of Admissions by the registrar or equivalent office at the institution that you attend.
- Evidence of English Language Proficiency
- Affidavit of Financial Support
International21434 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10717 USD per semester during 24 months.
National21434 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10717 USD per semester during 24 months.
In-State15746 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7873 USD per semester during 24 months.
Metro Residents: $7873
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