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M.S. in Forensic Sciences - Forensic Administration (Non-Thesis)

The master's program in forensic sciences offers a specialization in forensic science administration. This is a non-thesis track that helps professionals improve job performance, acquire knowledge necessary for successful management within a forensic agency, laboratory, or organization, and expand knowledge of the forensic sciences.

  • All courses are offered online
  • Designed for working professionals 
  • 39 credit hours
  • Professional employment required


Applications are considered year-round on a space-available basis. No particular college major is required, but one year of professional experience is required. Application materials must be submitted online through the OSU Graduate College.



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Tuition, Fees Financial Aid

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Tuition Waiver Information

  • Waivers for the non-resident portion of tuition may be available for residents of Academic Common Market (ACM) states.
  • In addition to Oklahoma, ACM states are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
  • Consultation with your respective state coordinator for eligibility will be required upon admission to the program.


Curriculum -

Our curriculum offers a solid background in forensic sciences and specialized topics such as forensic leadership, ethics, management and organizational development.

Creative Experience -

The creative experience for students enrolled in these options includes three course credits in FRNS 5890 Non-Thesis Creative Component.


In most cases, the student will present information on the creative experience in a public forum and will field questions from the audience. The presentation can be facilitated via video conference or other electronic means. Following the talk, the student will meet privately to discuss the project with their Graduate Advisory Committee.


Requirements -

Degree Requirements

  • Must maintain a 3.0 or better grade point average throughout the program
  • Satisfactory completion of 39 graduate credit hours
  • Satisfactory completion of a creative experience
  • Participation in graduate seminars
  • Satisfactory completion of a capstone exam
  • All courses and requirements must be completed within seven years of admissions

Requirements for Online Courses

This program includes online courses that require self-direction and computer skills. Students must have the ability to be self-directed and to assume greater responsibility for independent reading, course communications, collaborative learning, written assignments, and research projects.  


In addition, participants must have computer skills, appropriate equipment, and Internet/e-mail access needed for online courses. Internet courses require no on-campus attendance, although some courses offered on campus may have Internet components. An additional fee is charged for online courses.


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