Forensic Sciences, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60

Degree Core
FRNS 5743Forensic Science Seminar3
FRNS 6083Advanced Forensic Statistics3
FRNS 6723Research Design and Methods3
Per faculty advisor's recommendation, six hours of directed electives.6
Hours Subtotal15
Dissertation 1
Fifteen to forty-five (15-45) hours from:15-45
Doctoral Dissertation
Hours Subtotal15-45
Electives 10-30
Survey of Forensic Sciences
Questioned Document Examination
Theory and Practice of Forensic Handwriting Examination
Technical Aspects of Forensic Document Examination
The Historical Aspects of Forensic Document Examination
Ethical Research and Scientific Writing
Quality Assurance in Forensic Science
Ethics in Forensic Leadership
Internship in Forensic Sciences
Scientific Writing and Presentation Skills
The Chemistry of Pyrotechnics
Essential Science for Explosive Operators
Fire Dynamics in Forensic Investigations
Ordnance Identification and Recognition
Methods in Fire and Explosion Investigation NFPA 921/1033
Explosives Research, Testing and Evaluation Methods
Computer Fire Modeling
Molecular Biology for the Forensic Scientist
Population Genetics for the Forensic Scientist
Methods in Forensic Sciences
Forensic Microbiology
Forensic Pathology and Medicine
Forensic Osteology and Anthropology
Blast Injuries and Effects
Interdisciplinary Post Blast Investigation
Forensic Bioscience
Forensic Toxicology
Drug Toxicity
Advanced Forensic Toxicology
Criminalistics and Evidence Analysis
Crime Scene Laboratory and Moot Court Experience
The Law and Expert Evidence
Destructive Devices/Explosives: Law and Regulations
Intelligence for Forensic Investigators
Digital and Multimedia Evidence for Investigators
Forensic Psychology
Advanced Forensic Psychology
Forensic Victimology
Criminal Behavioral Analysis
Circuit Exploitation of Destructive Devices
Building Construction and Fire/Explosion Forensic Examination
Forensic Examination of Fire Protection Systems
Identification of Destructive Device Fuzing Systems
Electrical Theory and Failure Analysis in Forensic Fire Investigations
Firearms and Toolmarks
Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation
Forensic Management and Organizational Development
Forensic Problem Solving through Applied Research
Forensic Statistics
Directed Readings in Forensic Sciences
Special Topics in Forensic Sciences
Advanced Forensic Statistics
Advanced Fire Dynamics
Advanced Interdisciplinary Post Blast Investigation
Advanced Computer Fire Modeling
Historical Evolution of Forensic Genetics
Advanced Blast Injuries and Effects
Advanced Methods in Forensic Genetics
Applied Forensic Theory
Research Design and Methods
Juvenile Issues in Forensic Sciences
Critical Readings in Forensic Sciences
Advanced Destructive Device Circuit Exploitation
Advanced Electrical Theory and Failure Analysis in Forensic Fire Investigations
Advanced Forensic Examination of Firearms
RCIED - Advanced Analysis and Mitigation
Advanced Special Topics in Forensic Sciences
Hours Subtotal0-30
Total Hours60

Elective hours based on hours needed to supplement less Dissertation hours.

Graduate College Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2023-2024 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.