FORENSICS GRADUATE PROGRAMS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES
 
*In red, graduate programs accredited by the AAFS Forensic Science
Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)

Master of Arts in Anthropology With Concentration in Forensic Anthropology

The University of Montana

Department of Anthropology

The University of Montana

Missoula, MT 59812

http://www.anthro.umt.edu/graduate/forensic_anthro_option_grad.htm

(406) 243-2693

Texas State University-San Marcos
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Anthropology
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
http://www.liberalarts.txstate.edu/
Dr. Jerry Melbye
dr4n6@txstate.edu
(512) 245-2472

Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology

Roger Williams University
Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
http://www.rwu.edu/Admission/For+Graduate+Students/
(401) 254-3509
Donald Whitworth, PhD
Chair, Department of Psychology
dwhitworth@rwu.edu

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with optional concentrations in Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation,
Investigative Criminology, and Victimology

Seattle University
Criminal Justice Department
901 12th Avenue
PO Box 222000 
Seattle, WA 98122-1090 
http://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/criminal/ 
(206) 296-5480
Jacqueline B. Helfgott, PhD 

jhelfgot@seattleu.edu
 

Master of Arts in Economic Crime

Utica College
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502 
www.economiccrimedegrees.com 
(866) 295-3106 
Dr. Geo. E. Curtis
gcurtis@utica.edu

Master of Forensic Science Administration

Oklahoma State University
Center for Health Sciences
1111 W. 17th Street
Tulsa, OK 74107-1898
www.healthsciences.okstate.edu 
(918) 561-8240
Dr. R. Tom Glass 
tom.glass@okstate.edu

Master of Science in Advanced Physician Assistant Studies (Forensics) for Certified Physician Assistants Only (Online Distance Education)

A.T. Still University
Arizona School of Health Sciences 
5850 E Still Circle 
Mesa, AZ 85206
http://www.ashs.edu/physician_assistant/prog_pa_apa.htm 
Marcia Arbizu 
(877) 469-2878 

marbizu@atsu.edu
 

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences/Forensic Genetics

University of North Texas
Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107-2699
www.hsc.unt.edu 
(800) 511-GRAD or 
(817) 735-2560
Carla J. Lee
Director of Graduate Admissions & Services
gsbs@hsc.unt.edu

Master of Science in Chemistry - Forensic Related Research

West Chester University
Department of Chemistry
West Chester, PA 19383
www.wcupa.edu 
(610) 436-2780
Blaise F. Frost, PhD
bfrost@wcupa.edu

Western Illinois University
Department of Chemistry, Currens 214
Macomb, IL 61455
www.wiu.edu/chemistry
(309) 298-1538
Rose McConnell
rm-mcconnell@wiu.edu 

Master of Science in Chemical Toxicology

The George Washington University
2036 H Street, Samson Hall 
Department of Forensic Science
Washington, DC 20052
www.gwu.edu/~forensic 
(202) 994-7319 
Moses S. Schanfield  

mschanfi@gwu.edu
  
forsc@gwu.edu
 

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Mountain State University 
PO Box 9003 
Beckley, WV 25802
http://forensics.mountainstate.edu 
(800) 766-6067, ext 1588
Dinah Rock
Director of Graduate IS Academic Services
drock@mountainstate.edu

Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Joint Master of Science/Juris Doctor

Roger Williams University
School of Justice Studies
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
http://www.rwu.edu/Admission/For+Graduate+Students/
(401) 254-3722
Jeffrey A. Jenkins, EdD, JD
Director, Graduate Program in Criminal Justice
jjenkins@rwu.edu 

Master of Science in Criminalistics

California State University, Los Angeles
Department of Criminal Justice
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8163
www.calstatela.edu 
(323) 343-2300
Jo Ann Ortego

Master of Science in Forensic Anthropology

Boston University School of Medicine
715 Albany Street, W701
Boston, MA 02118
www.bu.edu/forensicanthro
(617) 638-4054
fanthro@bu.edu

Master of Science in Forensic Biology 

Oklahoma State University
Center for Health Sciences
1111 W. 17th Street
Tulsa, OK 74107-1898 
www.healthsciences.okstate.edu/forensic/index.htm 
(918) 561-1108
Fax: (918) 561-1292
Robert W. Allen, PhD
robert.w.allen@chs.okstate.edu 

University at Albany
State University of New York
Department of Biological Sciences
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
http://www.albany.edu/biology/forensics/index.html  
(518) 442-4300
Fax: (518) 442-4767 
feck@albany.edu
 

Master of Science in Forensic DNA & Serology

University of Florida
PO Box 100484
Gainesville, FL 32611-0484
www.forensicscience.ufl.edu  
(352) 273-6872 
Fax: (352) 392-3157
Dr. Ian Tebbett 

itebbett@ufl.edu
 

Master of Science in Forensic Drug Chemistry

University of Florida
PO Box 100484
Gainesville, FL 32611-0484
www.forensicscience.ufl.edu  
(352) 273-6872 
Fax: (352) 392-3157
Dr. Ian Tebbett 

itebbett@ufl.edu
 

Master of Science in Forensic Pathology

Oklahoma State University
Center for Health Sciences
1111 W. 17th Street
Tulsa, OK 74107-1898 
www.healthsciences.okstate.edu/forensic/index.htm 
(918) 561-1108
Fax: (918) 561-1292
Robert W. Allen, PhD
robert.w.allen@chs.okstate.edu 

Master of Science in Forensic Psychology

Oklahoma State University
Center for Health Sciences
1111 W. 17th Street
Tulsa, OK 74107-1898 
www.healthsciences.okstate.edu/forensic/index.htm 
(918) 561-1108
Fax: (918) 561-1292
Robert W. Allen, PhD
robert.w.allen@chs.okstate.edu

Master of Science in Forensic Science

Arcadia University
450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA  19038
http://www.arcadia.edu/ 
(215) 572-4140
Lawrence A. Presley, MS, MA, D-ABC
Director, Forensic Science Program 

presley@arcadia.edu

California State University, Fresno
Forensic Science Program
Department of Chemistry
5241 N. Maple Avenue
Fresno, CA 93740
Dr. Eric C. Person
Forensic Science Program Director

http://www.csufresno.edu/forensicscience/grad/index.shtml

Cedar Crest College
Department of Chemistry
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104-6196
http://www.cedarcrest.edu/Redesign/Lifelong%20Page/lifelong_frameset.asp  
(610) 606-4666, ext. 3567
Dr. Larry Quarino 

laquarin@cedarcrest.edu
 

Drexel University College of Medicine
Medical Science Programs
245 North 15th Street, MS 344 
Philadelphia, PA 19102
http://www.drexel.edu/catalog/grad/med/forensic-index.htm 
(215) 762-7749 
Laura Mangano 

laura.mangano@drexelmed.edu
 

Florida International University
University Park
Department of Chemistry
Miami, FL 33199
www.fiu.edu/~ifri/Masters.html 
(305) 348-7543
Bruce McCord 

mccordb@fiu.edu
 

George Washington University
Samson Hall 101
Department of Forensic Science
2036 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
www.gwu.edu/~forensic 
(202) 994-7319 
Moses S. Schanfield   

forsc@gwu.edu
 

John Jay College College of Criminal Justice
445 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
www.jjay.cuny.edu 
(212) 237-8899 
Dr. Peter DeForest 
prd4n6@aol.com

Marshall University 
Forensic Science Center
1401 Forensic Science Drive
Huntington, WV  25701 
http://forensics.marshall.edu
(304) 690-4363, ext. 201
Terry W. Fenger, PhD
fenger@marshall.edu

Michigan State University
560A Baker Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1118
www.forensic.msu.edu 
(517) 353-7133
Dr. David Foran 
foran@msu.edu  

National University
Forensic Science Program
11355 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
http://www.NU.EDU
(858) 642-8419
Dr. Ismail M. Sebetan 
isebetan@nu.edu

Nebraska Wesleyan University
Forensic Science Program
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504-2794
www.nebrwesleyan.edu/cont_ed/mfs/
Melissa Connor, PhD
(402) 465-2550
mconnor@NebrWesleyan.edu

Pace University
Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY  10038
www.pace.edu/forensic 
(800) 874-7223
Susan Ford
sford@pace.edu

Penn State University
Forensic Science
The Eberly College of Science
107 Whitmore Lab
University Park, PA 16902
www.forensics.psu.edu
(814) 867-0460
Cheri L. Nearhoof
cln3@psu.edu

Sam Houston State University
College of Criminal Justice
PO Box 2296 
Huntsville, TX  77341 
http://forensics.shsu.edu/
(936) 294-4286 
Dr. Sarah Kerrigan
sarah.kerrigan@shsu.edu   

Southern Utah University
College of Science
351 W. University Boulevard
Cedar City, UT 84720
www.suu.edu/sci/msfs
(435) 865-8229
Fax: (435) 865-8550
Dr. Sue A. Finstick
finstick@suu.edu

Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center
Institute of Forensic Science
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX 79430

http://www.ttuhsc.edu/centers/ifs/ 
(806) 743-7901
Kathy Sperry, PhD
kathy.sperry@ttuhsc.edu

Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
http://grad.towson.edu science
(410) 704-2668
Mark Profili
mprofili@towson.edu

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Justice Sciences
1530 3rd Avenue S
Birmingham, AL 35294
www.uab.edu 
(205) 934-2069 
Dr. Jason Linville 

jglinvil@uab.edu
 

University of California, Davis
Forensic Science Graduate Group
1333 Research Park Drive
Davis, CA  95616-4852
http://www.extension.ucdavis.edu/forensics
(800) 752-0881
Fax: (530) 757-8558
forensic@unexmail.ucdavis.edu 

University of Central Oklahoma
Department of Chemistry
100 North University Drive
Edmond, OK 73034
www.chemistry.ucok.edu/masters  
(405) 974-5510
Dr. Dana Rundle
drundle@ucok.edu

University of Illinois at Chicago
Forensic Science Program MC866
UIC College of Pharmacy
833 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7231
www.uic.edu/pharmacy/depts/forensicsci/ 
(312) 996-2250 
Dr. Robert Gaensslen 
reg@uic.edu

University of New Haven
Forensic Science Program
300 Boston Port Road
West Haven, CT 06516
www.newhaven.edu
(203) 932-7119
Fax: (203) 931-6073 
Timothy M. Palmbach, MS, JD
tpalmbach@newhaven.edu

Villa Julie College
Chemistry Department
1525 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, MD 21153
www.vjc.edu
(443) 334-2353
Dr. Ellen Roskes, Chair
f-roskes@mail.vjc.edu

Virginia Commonwealth University
Forensic Science Program
1000 West Franklin Street
PO Box 843079
Richmond, VA 23284-3079
www.has.vcu.edu/forensics 
(804) 828-8420 
Fax: (804) 828-4983 
TDD: (800) 828-1120
Angelica Bega-Hart
fos@vcu.edu

Master of Science in Forensic Science and Law

Duquesne University
School of Law
Cyril Wecht Institute of 
Forensic Science and Law
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282 
www.forensics.duq.edu 
(412) 396-1330 
Eileen Edwards
edwardse@duq.edu

Master of Science in Forensic Toxicology

University of Florida
PO Box 100484
Gainesville, FL 32611-0484
www.forensicscience.ufl.edu  
(352) 273-6872
Fax: (352) 392-3157 
Dr. Ian Tebbett 

itebbett@ufl.edu
 

Oklahoma State University
Center for Health Sciences
1111 W. 17th Street
Tulsa, OK 74107-1898 
www.healthsciences.okstate.edu/forensic/index.htm 
(918) 561-1108
Fax: (918) 561-1292
Robert W. Allen, PhD
robert.w.allen@okstate.edu 

Master of Science in Forensics 

Boston University School of Medicine
72 E Concord Street, R806
Boston, MA 02118
www.bumc.bu.edu/biomedforensic
(617) 638-1950
bmfs@bu.edu  

Master of Science in Natural Science - Forensic Concentration

Southeast Missouri State University
1 University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
www.semo.edu 
(573) 651-2166 
Dr. Philip Crawford
pcrawford@semo.edu

Master of Science in Nursing/Forensic Track/Option

Duquesne University
School of Law
Cyril Wecht Institute of 
Forensic Science and Law
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282 
www.forensics.duq.edu 
(412) 396-1330 
Eileen Edwards
edwardse@duq.edu

Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
PO Box 7150
Colorado Springs, CO 80933
http://web.uccs.edu/bethel 
(719) 262-4422 
Diane Busch
dbusch@uccs.edu

Post Bachelor's Certificate in Forensic Investigation

Wayne State University
Mortuary Science Building
5439 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
www.mortuarysciencewayne.org 
(313) 577-2050 
Fax: (313) 577-4456
Dr. Peter Frade 
pfrade@wayne.edu

Professional Science Master's Program in Applied Genomics

The University of Connecticut
Dept. of Molecular & Cell Biology
U-2131 Beach Hall
Storrs, CT 06269-2131  
www.smasters.uconn.edu/appliedgen.htm 
(860) 486-2693 
Dr. Linda D. Strausbaugh 

linda.strausbaugh@uconn.edu
 

DOCTORAL PROGRAMS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES
 

Doctorate Level Research Emphasis in Forensic Science

University of California-Berkeley
Graduate Group in Comparative Biochemistry
School of Public Health
140 Warren Hall, MC #7360
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
(510) 642-1271
George Sensabaugh, Professor of Biomedical and Forensic Sciences 

sensaba@berkeley.edu
 

PhD in Chemistry with Forensic Science Emphasis

Florida International University
University Park
11200 SW 8th Street
Department of Chemistry
Miami, FL 33199
www.fiu.edu/orgs/chemistry/programs2.htm#PhDFS 
(305) 348-7543
Bruce McCord 

mccordb@fiu.edu
 

OHIO University
Department of Chemistry
Clippinger Laboratories
Athens, OH 45701
http://www.ohio.edu/chemistry/graduate/  
(740) 593-0797
Dr. Glen Jackson 
jacksong@ohiou.edu 

University of Central Florida
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112 
http://www.graduate.ucf.edu/currentGradCatalog/content/Degrees/ACAD_PROG_104.cfm
(407) 823-5728
 
Andres Campiglia, PhD, Associate Professor  
acampigl@mail.ucf.edu

West Virginia University
1600 University Avenue
Oglebay Hall, Room 208, Box 6121
Morgantown, WV 26506-6121
Research group website:
http://www.wvu.edu/~forensic_chem/
Forensic Science Gateway: http://www.wvu.edu/%7Eforensic/
(304) 296-8606
Dr. Suzanne Bell
suzanne.bell@mail.wvu.edu

PhD with Concentration in Forensic Science

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
445 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
www.jjay.cuny.edu 
(212) 237-8470
Todd Clear
tclear@jjay.cuny.edu

In addition, there are a number of universities which offer research emphasis in forensic science as evidenced by recent thesis that were forensic related.  They are as listed below:

Kansas State University
Department of Chemistry
111 Willard Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3701
www.ksu.edu
(785) 532-6665 
Fax: (785) 532-6666

University of Alabama
Department of Chemistry
Box 870336
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0336
www.ua.edu 
(205) 348-6381 
Dr. Wolfgang Bertsch 
wbertsch@bama.ua.edu

University of Virginia
Department of Chemistry
McCormick Road
PO Box 400319
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4319
www.virginia.edu  
(804) 982-4922 
Dr. Ralph Allen  
roa2s@virginia.edu 

Villanova University
Department of Chemistry
800 Lancaster Avenue 
215D Mendel Science Center
Villanova, PA 19085
www.villanova.edu
(610) 519-4840 voice
(610) 519-6096 lab
Fax: (610) 519-7167 
Barry Selinsky

barry.selinsky@villanova.edu