Forensic Sciences, 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
Hours Subtotal12
Electives
Select 27 hours from the following:27
Thesis Research & Seminar
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
Quality Assurance in Forensic Science
Ethics in Forensic Leadership
Internship in Forensic Sciences
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
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 Management and Organizational Development
Forensic Problem Solving through Applied Research
Directed Readings in Forensic Sciences
Non-Thesis Creative Component in Forensic Sciences
Special Topics in Forensic Sciences
Hours Subtotal27
Total Hours39

Other Forensic Sciences Requirements

  • 16 Hours of Professional Seminar
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Moot Court Expert Testimony Experience

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