Master On Campus

Forensic Chemistry

George Washington University

12 months
1825 USD/credit 67525 USD/year
1825 USD/credit 67525 USD/year
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The Master of Forensic Science in Forensic Chemistry at George Washington University is accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) and trains students to become laboratory analysts in the fields of forensic drug chemistry or trace evidence analysis.


Key facts

Drugs and their analyses are presented to the students through courses in medicinal chemistry and through the special topics course on the analysis of dosage forms of drugs. Trace evidence analysis is covered three courses:

  • Trace Evidence (hair and fibers)
  • Forensic Chemistry I (glass and soil)
  • Forensic Chemistry II (paper, paint, ignitable liquids and explosive residues)

All George Washington University students concentrating in Forensic Chemistry are expected to complete research projects and to present their research results in the graduate seminar. Students concentrating in forensic chemistry are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one internship at a forensic science laboratory in the Washington, D.C. area.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Forensic Science 
  • Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and Quality Assl 
  • Trace Evidence Analysis 
  • Advanced Instrumental Analysis 
  • Criminal Law for Forensic Scientists 
  • Statistics for Forensic Scientists 
  • Medicinal Chemistry 
  • Forensic Chemistry 
  • Forensic Drug Analysis .  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


37 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in chemistry or equivalent.
  • Current Résumé
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcriptste.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    67525 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1825 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    67525 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1825 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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