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M.S. in Forensic Sciences - Forensic Investigative Sciences

The Master of Forensic Science - Forensic Investigative Sciences is the most flexible degree option within the School of Forensic Sciences, with most coursework being elective in nature. FIS faculty will work with students to build their degree plan based on their career aspirations. Coursework is all online.

Program Format

This program is offered fully online and is non-thesis.  Students complete roughly 15 hours of core coursework with the remaining requirements being met with an individualized blend of electives.  This track typically focuses on crime scene investigation and does not require any prior experience in Forensic Sciences.



Applicants should have a college major or equivalent coursework as a foundation for the Forensic Investigative Sciences track. Recommended college majors include (but are not limited to) criminal justice, psychology, sociology, forensic sciences, chemistry, biology, human anatomy, or physiology.

Applications are considered year-round on a space-available basis. Application materials are submitted through the OSU Graduate College.



Fall priority deadline - February 1st

Spring priority deadline - October 1st

Applications received after the priority deadlines are reviewed on a rolling bases and admissions granted if space is permitted.



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Curriculum -

The master’s program curriculum offers a solid background in forensic sciences and specialized courses.

Degree Requirements -

  • Satisfactory completion of 30 graduate credit hours with a thesis or 32 graduate credit hours for a non-thesis.
  • Must maintain a 3.0 or better GPA
  • 7 years maximum time to complete the program

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