M.Sc. On Campus

Forensic Science

Rutgers University

24 months
29952 USD/year
29952 USD/year
18168 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Forensic Science program of Rutgers University offers a comprehensive program of study that leads to employment as a practitioner or admission to graduate/professional schools.


Students in the Forensic Science program of Rutgers University select an area of concentration and tune their schedules to reflect their personalized career goals.

Program highlights:

  • Hands-on Learning.  Student learn and practice forensic techniques that are in use daily at forensic laboratories around the country and well as the newest forensic technology.
  • Career Building Opportunities. Participation at conferences, events, and unique field experiences offer opportunities to network with professionals.
  • Specializations. Students can specialize in a particular sub-discipline by focusing their electives, laboratory experience, and research in that area. See ‘Our Research‘ and ‘Our Courses‘ for details

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Forensic Science: theory & policy 
  • Forensic Pattern Evidence
  • Forensic Science Symposium
  • Essentials of Biomathematics
  • Forensic Trace Evidence
  • Research in Forensic Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


49 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Possess a Baccalaureate Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or related field from an accredited university; a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 is required
  • Students applying to the program should have completed a course in Organic Chemistry with a laboratory component.  Other recommended courses include biochemistry, genetics, and analytical/instrumental chemistry. 
  • Submit one official transcript from each post-secondary school attended
  • Submit a Personal Statement and C.V. summarizing academic and professional achievements; the personal statement should address your interest in forensic science and your career objectives
  • Submit a Writing Sample that demonstrates your academic writing
  • Two letters of recommendation from university faculty members who know you well or from research/laboratory supervisors/investigators
  • Pay the application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14976 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    29952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14976 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9084 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Camden

832 - 2048 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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