M.Sc. On Campus

Forensic Science

Bowling Green State University

12 months
10119 USD/year
10119 USD/year
6124 USD/year
Tuition fee
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We offer a master degree in Forensic Science at Bowling Green State University. The field of forensic science continues to advance at a rapid pace. Professionals who desire to continue or pursue a career in the field are expected to be informed about the latest trends in order to advance in their current positions or explore new career opportunities.


The master’s degree in Forensic Science (MSFS) program refreshes, solidifies and upgrades the undergraduate and current practitioner knowledge base, allowing students to prepare for new challenges they will encounter in their professional careers. 

As a result, graduates of the program will be equipped with up-to-date knowledge and skills in forensic biology and forensic chemistry, creating opportunities to become sought-after leaders in their profession.

Why the Forensic Science degree at Bowling Green State University?

  • A new world-class Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) crime laboratory and investigations facility is located on BGSU’s main campus. Consequently, our students have the opportunity to collaborate with real-world practitioners, providing invaluable professional preparation.
  • Specializations are offered in Forensic Biology and Forensic Chemistry for students with strong science backgrounds who desire to work in a lab.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elements of Forensic Science
  • Criminalistics
  • Law, Evidence, and Procedure
  • Crime Scene Techniques 
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis 
  • Light and Electron Microscopy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official or notarized copies of transcripts from all institutions where degrees were earned (showing dates when the degrees were conferred) and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted. 
  • Standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, OAE) may be required. 
  • Programs may also require recommendations, a statement of purpose, a resume, and other documents.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10119 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10119 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10119 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10119 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6124 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6124 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1400 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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