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Master's in Forensic Sciences

Whether pursuing a career in the forensic sciences, building professional experience toward management, or sampling a course, you have several ways to learn the language of forensic sciences with the OSU Center for Health Sciences. Our graduates work as laboratory analysts, crime scene investigators, and more.


Earn a Master of Science in Forensic Sciences (Thesis) in one of three specializations. Our program is designed for individuals pursuing careers in crime laboratories, investigative agencies or teaching and research in the forensic sciences. Each require 39 graduate credit hours and require a research project and thesis.


The non-thesis Master of Science in Forensic Sciences with two specializations is designed for professionals already engaged in careers related to forensic sciences. Online and on-campus courses available.




of recent graduates report having either related career positions or entered an advanced degree program


Research and Faculty

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The School of Forensic Sciences' faculty offer students a broad foundation in forensic sciences through course work and hands-on training. Our qualified faculty research a wide range of topics from crime scene analysis to toxicology to the effects of explosions and arson.

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Applicants should have a college major or equivalent coursework as a foundation for the death scene investigation track. Recommended college majors include biology, cell biology, genetics or molecular biology. Applications are considered year-round on a space-available basis. Application materials are submitted through the OSU Graduate College.


Learn more about the School of Forensic Sciences

Cost & Assistance

Oklahoma resident and non-resident tuition rates are applicable to students in the School of Forensic Sciences. All forensic sciences M.S. programs and tracks have online courses, which involve a supplemental off-campus fee. Online courses require computer skills, computer equipment, and Internet access for full participation. 


Tuition & Financial Aid

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