12 months
1885 USD/credit 69745 USD/year
1885 USD/credit 69745 USD/year
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The Master of Forensic Sciences in the field of Forensic Molecular Biology offered by George Washington University is a FEPAC accredited program prepares students to work in crime laboratories as DNA analysts and technical leaders across the country and abroad.


Key facts

As part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ natural, mathematical and biomedical sciences programs, the forensic sciences program provides an understanding of the integration of forensic disciplines with the investigation of criminal activity, along with an overview of the analytical methods, procedures, equipment and data used by forensic specialists. Coursework emphasizes the identification and analysis of evidence as well as the interpretation and reporting of the results.

The molecular biology concentration prepares students to work in crime laboratories as DNA analysts and technical leaders. Students learn chemical, physical, immunological and microscopic methods using state-of-the-art lab facilities, and the theoretical and practical aspects of advanced methods, such as DNA extraction and data interpretation. The Forensic Molecular Biology program at George Washington University is particularly strong in population genetics and human genetic variation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Fundamentals of Forensic Science 
  • Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and Quality Assurance
  • Forensic Biology
  • Criminal Law for Forensic Scientists
  • Forensic Molecular Biology 

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.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree:
  • Strong Academic Performance
  • Completed Online Application
  • Current Résumé
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    69745 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1885 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    69745 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1885 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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