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MS in Forensic Science/PhD in Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences, in conjunction with the International Forensic Research Institute, offers a combined MS in Forensic Science/PhD in Biology. The program is designed for BS in Biology graduates who are interested in pursuing a research-based graduate curriculum that prepares future researchers in the biological sciences with a particular emphasis in forensic biology. 

The Master of Science in Forensic Science degree equips students with a solid foundation in biology, forensic biology and chemistry, as well as forensic analysis methods. The PhD in Biology allows students to further develop the research they initiated in the master’s program.

Career Outlook

  • Academia
  • County and federal laboratories (DEA, FBI, DHS, Secret Services, ATF and others)
  • Government agencies
  • Private labs/industry
  • Entrepreneurship