Forensic Sciences: Forensic Science Administration, 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 5013Survey of Forensic Sciences3
FRNS 5063Ethical Research and Scientific Writing3
FRNS 5073Quality Assurance in Forensic Science3
FRNS 5083Ethics in Forensic Leadership3
FRNS 5213Molecular Biology for the Forensic Scientist3
FRNS 5413Forensic Pathology and Medicine3
FRNS 5613Criminalistics and Evidence Analysis3
FRNS 5653The Law and Expert Evidence3
FRNS 5943Forensic Management and Organizational Development3
FRNS 5980Non-Thesis Creative Component in Forensic Sciences3
HCA 5023Human Resources in Health Care and Public Administration3
Hours Subtotal33
Electives
Select 6 hours from the following:6
Thesis Research & Seminar
Questioned Document Examination
Theory and Practice of Forensic Handwriting Examination
Technical Aspects of Forensic Document Examination
The Historical Aspects of Forensic Document Examination
Internship in Forensic Sciences
Population Genetics for the Forensic Scientist
Methods in Forensic Sciences
Forensic Microbiology
Forensic Osteology and Anthropology
Forensic Bioscience
Forensic Toxicology
Drug Toxicity
Advanced Forensic Toxicology
Advanced Criminalistics
Forensic Psychology
Advanced Forensic Psychology
Forensic Victimology
Seminar in Forensic Psychology
Criminal Profiling
Forensic Problem Solving through Applied Research
Forensic Statistics
Directed Readings in Forensic Sciences
Special Topics in Forensic Sciences
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours39

Additional Forensic Sciences: Forensic Science Administration Requirements

  • 16 Hours of Professional Seminar
  • 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