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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 two tracks of emphasis (Forensic DNA/Biology or Forensic Chemistry/Toxicology). Our program is designed for individuals pursuing careers in crime laboratories, investigative agencies or teaching and research in the forensic sciences. The thesis tracks require a minimum of 30 credit hours.  Apart from research hours, the majority of coursework in the Master of Science in Forensic Sciences (Thesis) track is offered in an online format.  Students who pursue a non-thesis pathway would complete the degree fully online.  Please contact the program coordinator for more information.


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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Applications are considered year-round on a space-available basis. Application materials are submitted through the OSU Graduate College admission application. The AEFTI track requires completion of the employment verification process prior to applying for admission.


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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