Forensic Sciences: Arson, Explosives, Firearms and Toolmarks Investigation, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 39 Hours

Required Courses
FRNS 5063Ethical Research and Scientific Writing3
FRNS 5613Criminalistics and Evidence Analysis3
FRNS 5653The Law and Expert Evidence3
FRNS 5963Forensic Statistics3
FRNS 5980Non-Thesis Creative Component in Forensic Sciences3
Hours Subtotal15
Select 24 hours of the following:24
Survey of Forensic Sciences
Quality Assurance in Forensic Science
Scientific Writing and Presentation Skills
The Chemistry of Pyrotechnics
The Chemistry of Explosives
Fire Dynamics in Forensic Investigations
Ordnance Identification and Recognition
Methods in Fire and Explosion Investigation NFPA 921/1033
Explosives Research, Testing and Evaluation Methods
Advanced Fire Dynamics
Advanced Explosion Investigation
Computer Fire Modeling
Advanced Computer Fire Modeling
Blast Injuries and Effects
Advanced Blast Injuries and Effects
Destructive Devices/Explosives: Law and Regulations
Intelligence for Forensic Investigators
Forensic Psychology
Advanced Forensic Psychology
Circuit Exploitation of Destructive Devices
Building Construction and Fire/Explosion Forensic Examination
Forensic Examination of Fire Protection Systems
Identification of Destructive Device Fuzing Systems
Advanced Destructive Device Circuit Exploitation
Electrical Theory and Failure Analysis in Forensic Fire Investigations
Advanced Electrical Theory and Failure Analysis in Forensic Fire Investigations
Firearms and Toolmarks
Directed Readings in Forensic Sciences
Special Topics in Forensic Sciences
Hours Subtotal24
Total Hours39

Other Forensic Sciences: Arson and Explosives Investigation Requirements

  • Comprehensive Exam

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level