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Forensic and Investigative Science

West Virginia University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
Duration
24840 USD/year
24840 USD/year
8820 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Department of Forensic and Investigative Sciences from West Virginia University offers graduate studies leading to a degree of Master of Science. The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)accredited degree program is rigorous, quantitative and science-based.

Overview

The Forensic and Investigative Science degree from West Virginia University is unique in that it shares aspects of a professional education degree, such as an M.B.A., while retaining a strong research component. Students are required to complete a minimum of 40 credit hours. The coursework is comprised of a core of advanced chemistry and biology courses and complemented with additional laboratory-based instruction in microscopy, analytical chemistry and impression evidence. Students also study professional communications, ethics and laboratory management.

Career

This degree recognizes that future forensic scientists will need even greater education and training to work in national and state forensic laboratories. The program is designed to prepare tomorrow's leading forensic science investigators and laboratory analysts.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Criminalistics
  • Forensic Laboratory Management
  • Biological and Chemical Evidence
  • Forensic Impression & Trace Evidence
  • Forensic Fingerprint Examination
  • Firearms Examination

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.75

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Supplemental Application / Portfolio

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4410 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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Forensic and Investigative Science
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West Virginia University

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