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M.S. in Forensic Sciences Thesis Program Admissions

Below you will find admission requirements for the following thesis master's programs:

  • M.S. in Forensic Sciences - Arson, Explosives, Firearms and Toolmarks Investigation*
  • M.S. in Forensic Sciences - Forensic Biology/DNA
  • M.S. in Forensic Sciences - Forensic Chemistry/Toxicology
  • M.S. in Forensic Sciences - Forensic Investigative Sciences*
  • M.S. in Forensic Sciences - Forensic Psychology*

*non-thesis option available


How to Apply

Applications are submitted online via the OSU Graduate College. Applications are considered year-round on a space-available basis.  For questions regarding the application process, please contact us at 918-561-1108.

 

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Application Deadlines

  • Fall Admission: February 1
  • Spring Admission: October 1

 

Admission Requirements 

  • Completed online application
  • Completed bachelor’s degree
  • Related background, pertinent degree or major
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Three letters of recommendation preferably from professors and/or supervisors familiar with your academic ability, work ethic and skills
  • Statement of purpose describing your personal career goals and how the master’s degree will support those goals, a brief description of experience or qualifications in support of the application and the specific track you want to pursue.
  • Skills, equipment and access for online course participation includes the capacity for independent learning, proficiency in basic computer applications. Multimedia computer and high-speed Internet access are necessary.
  • Applicants graduating from schools outside the U.S. are required to submit transcripts that have been evaluated to U.S. standards
  • $50.00 application fee

 

Recommended Undergraduate Majors

Applicants should have a college major or equivalent coursework as a foundation for graduate studies in the chosen specialization, known as a track. 

  • Arson, Explosives, Firearms and Toolmarks Investigation: multiple educational backgrounds (must be employed in professional law enforcement, military, or forensic capacity)
  • Forensic Biology/DNA: Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics or Molecular Biology
  • Forensic Chemistry/Toxicology: Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Forensic Investigative Sciences: Multiple educational backgrounds (for questions, please contact forensic@okstate.edu)
  • Forensic Psychology: Sociology or Psychology. Please note: This program is not designed to create clinical or counseling psychologists. If interested in related licensure or a Ph.D., check on prerequisites with the respective licensing authority or doctoral program before applying.

 

International Applicants

  • Submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores
    • TOEFL minimum scores 600 (paper with 5 on TWE) or 100 (Internet with 20 on written portion)
    • IELTS minimum score of 7.0
  • Applicants graduating from schools outside the United States are required to submit transcripts that have been evaluated to U.S. standards
  • $75.00 application fee

 

Notification

Upon admission, applicants must notify the program (forensic@okstate.edu) within 14 days of notification to secure a place in the program.

 

Contact

For questions about the application process, please contact the School of Forensic Sciences.

Sarah Vizza, Academic Coordinator
918-561-1108
forensic@okstate.edu

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