24 months
18030 USD/year
18030 USD/year
8202 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Science in Forensic Science from Florida International University is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for careers in local, state and national forensic science laboratories. The program also serves as preparation for doctoral instruction in several disciplines.

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This Forensic Science program from Florida International University is designed for science graduates interested in pursuing a science-based graduate curriculum that includes a research project and thesis completion under the direction of a faculty member. 

Practicing forensic scientists may take courses at FIU (and transfer up to six credits from another institution) and conduct the research project in their laboratory. 

The goal of this program is to graduate scientists who can work as forensic science practitioners conducting casework examinations or to provide advanced science education to students interested in continuing their education towards a PhD or another terminal degree such as a law degree.

Programme Structure

  • This program is designed to meet the requirements of the DNA Advisory Board for DNA analysts in the Technical Leader position (for DNA track students) and meets the criteria of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) for Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) accreditation.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
149 (verbal)
149 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: Required, students who are accepted into the program normally have a 40% (149) or higher on their GRE verbal and quantitative scores
  • Applicant Statement/Letter of Intent: Required 
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required, 3 Letters 
  • Additional Requirements: 
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a natural science from an accredited college or University. A Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or Biology is the preferred degree
  • Be accepted by a faculty sponsor

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8202 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4101 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for West Miami

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.


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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