Why Forensic Science?At IUPUI, our graduate students are passionate about making an impact.
NEWS UPDATE: The IUPUI Forensic & Investigative Sciences Program Masters of Science Thesis Program is now FEPAC-accredited.
FIS MS Program Director: Dr. John Goodpaster
FIS MS Associate Director: Dr. Christine Picard
IUPUI currently ranks 7th by U.S. News and World Report in "Up-and-Coming National Universities" and maintains a spot among the top 200 universities in the country. Situated in the heart of Indianapolis, IUPUI is an urban research and life sciences institution near the Indiana State Forensic Laboratory, the Marion County Forensic Services Agency, the State Department of Toxicology, and two private forensic labs (AIT Laboratories and Strand Analytical Laboratories).
The School of Science at IUPUI offers a graduate program leading to Purdue University Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Forensic Science.
THESIS PROGRAM: Admission decisions will be made by January 15 each year. If not admitted in our thesis program, you will be automatically considered for our non-thesis program.
NON-THESIS: March 15th (Summer - May or Fall Enrollment, August), October 15th (Spring Enrollment, January)
Late applications will be accepted, and reviewed, but priority will be given to applicants who submit prior to the deadline
General Admission Requirements
The following guidelines are both School of Science and the Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program minimum requirements for admission to our MS degree program:
- Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) in any of the Physical, Life or Forensic Sciences (i.e chemistry, biology, forensic science)
- GPA: 3.0 or greater
- GRE general exam (School code: 1325)
- TOEFL: 79
- Two (2) reference letters
Please send transcripts to:Kitty O'Doherty Graduate Program Administrator Forensic & Investigative Sciences 402 N. Blackford Street, LD 326 Indianapolis, IN 46202 (317) 274-8969
It is strongly preferred that some (if not all) of the following courses have been successfully completed prior to admission, and is specific to the track chosen:
Forensic Biology Concentration
- Population Genetics/Statistics
- Molecular Biology
Forensic Chemistry Concentration
- Analytical Chemistry
- Instrumental Analysis
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