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
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.
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
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.