Combined MS in Forensic Science/PhD in Biology Pathway

Our 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. Our PhD in Biology allows students to further develop the research they initiated in the master’s program.

The Department of Biological Sciences, in conjunction with the International Forensic Research Institute, offers a Combined MS in Forensic Science/PhD in Biology Pathway. 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. 

Student who pursue this degree will be enrolled in a continuous program; however, upon completion of all the requirements of the MS in Forensic Science, students will be awarded a master's degree as they transition toward their PhD.