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Oklahoma State University

Master of Science in Forensic Sciences (Thesis)

The M.S. in Forensic Sciences is designed for individuals pursuing careers in crime laboratories, investigative agencies, or teaching and research in the forensic sciences.

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The master’s program features interdisciplinary courses; most theory classes are available online while laboratory classes and research are held on campus. The M.S. Thesis program requires 39 graduate credit hours and may be completed full-time or part-time.

The thesis program offers a choice of advanced studies and research in one of the following tracks:

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

Applicants should have a college major or equivalent coursework as a foundation for graduate studies in their chosen specialization, known as a track. 

Students can complete their first-year classes (two semesters) of online studies before coming to campus in Tulsa, OK for laboratory courses and research, which includes six hours of research enrollment. Forensic Chemistry track students are required to take all courses on campus beginning their first semester.

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