12 months
14600 USD/year
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Forensic Science - Chemistry from University of Central Oklahoma is a research-oriented, thesis-required graduate degree program. Students must complete a minimum of 36 hours of graduate level work consisting of: A core of 30 hours--which includes 6 hours of thesis research--and a minimum of 6 hours of electives in their major area.


At Forensic Science - Chemistry from University of Central Oklahoma students will apply the scientific method to forensic science problems, critically review and interpret forensic science literature, develop well-reasoned, scientifically sound hypotheses, design experiments to test hypotheses, statistically analyze and interpret data, and communicate forensic science information clearly, concisely, logically and accurately to the general public both orally and in writing.


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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Forensic Science Analysis & Lab
  • Forensic Toxicology & Lab
  • Forensic Molecular Biology & Lab
  • Advanced Crime Scene Techniques
  • Forensic Chemistry & Lab 
  • Forensic Microscopy & Lab
  • Forensic Pharmacology 
  • Expert Witness

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Admission will be considered after April 15, but before the first day of school in the Fall semester or until capacity is reached.


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed UCO Graduate Application;
  • Official paper copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from each institution attended with all degrees posted. The bachelor's degree must be from an accredited institution. 
  • Transcripts must show a minimum 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA and completion of nine undergraduate hours and other prerequisites (if any), as determined by the graduate program adviser: FRSC 3043 Crime Scene Processing; STAT 2103 Introduction to Statistics for the Sciences; and FRSC 2503 Introduction to Forensic Science. 
  • A GRE score with a preferred minimum 50th percentile ranking (quantitative and verbal sections) or 2+ years of professional experience in Forensic Science or similar field, 
  • A 1-page description of an area of interest in forensic science research.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Residents tuition: $297.60 per credit hour
  • Non-Resident Tuition: $417.00 per credit hour

Living costs for Edmond

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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