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Oklahoma State University

School of Forensic Sciences

Whether pursuing a career in the forensic sciences, building professional experience toward management or sampling a course, you have several ways to learn the language of forensic sciences with the OSU Center for Health Sciences.


Master of Science in Forensic Sciences (thesis) with specializations in:

  • Death Scene Investigation
  • Forensic Biology/DNA
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Psychology

Master of Science in Forensic Sciences (non-thesis, for professionals) with specializations in:

  • Forensic Document Examination
  • Forensic Science Administration
  • Arson and Explosive Investigation

Other programs:

Career Outlook

Backlogs of unsolved criminal cases, expectations for high standards and quality control, and the need for accurate and reliable research point to a demand for a highly educated workforce in the coming 5-10 years.

Jobs of recent graduates

  • Criminalist
  • Forensic document examiner
  • Research analyst or technician
  • Quality assurance manager
  • Special investigator
  • University instructor

Graduate outcomes*

  • 94 percent report having either related career positions or entered an advanced degree program
  • 37 percent obtained new career-related employment
  • 36 percent continued in related career positions 
  • 12 percent entered a doctoral programs 

*Reported within three months of graduation over the past five year (2012-2017)

Evidence talks...learn the language!

Questions? Contact us

Sarah Vizza

Program Coordinator