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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

The master’s program requires 39 graduate credit hours and may be completed full-time or part-time.


First and Second Year: Courses may be taken online or on-campus



Applicants should have a college major or equivalent coursework as a foundation for the death scene investigation track. Recommended college majors include biology, human anatomy, histology, microbiology, physical anthropology or physiology.

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



Fall Admission February 1

Spring Admission: October 1



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Curriculum -

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

Degree Requirements -

  • Satisfactory completion of 39 graduate credit hours and a capstone exam.
  • Must maintain a 3.0 or better GPA
  • 7 years maximum time to complete the program

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