MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN FORENSIC SCIENCE
Ideal candidate for the Forensic Biology Analysis and Forensic Chemistry Analysis concentrations have a Bachelor’s Degree in a forensic or natural science. The candidates for the Forensic/Biometric Identity Analysis concentration have a Bachelor’s Degree in a forensic or natural science, computer science, computer electronic or electrical engineering, information systems or information technology (or its equivalent coursework in a relevant field). For the Crime Scene Investigation concentration candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Candidates for all of the concentrations must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA for an accredited university.
Applicants should submit the a completed Mason graduate application, three letters of recommendation, two copies of official transcripts from each institution of higher learning attended, a current resume, a Virginia Domicile Classification form, and an official report of TOEFL (foreign nationals only).
Students enrolled in this professional MS program are charged at a differential (premium) tuition rate, and therefore they may not enroll concurrently in any other graduate degree program or certificate program offered by COS, with the exception of the graduate certificate program in Forensics. However students enrolled in academic programs outside COS may enroll in this certificate program concurrently.