Emporia State University

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Forensic Science


Campus Box 4003

1 Kellogg Circle

Emporia, KS 66801

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. Forensic Science (concentrations Chemistry and Biology)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) degree at Emporia State is the only one offered in the state of Kansas. The program was developed with the input of the directors of all of the major crime laboratories in the State of Kansas and the Kansas City Metro area. Our program is where academia meets the real world.

The master of science in forensic science will qualify you to work as a scientist in national, state, or regional criminalistics laboratories or conventional analytical laboratories.

The MSFS program requires 40 hours of graduate credit and completion of a research experience. The research requirement may be fulfilled through participation in thesis or project research (FO 890, 809, or 803), or through research conducted during an internship at a crime lab (FO 886). There is no limitation on the number of thesis, project, or internship hours a student may enroll in; however, no more than 6 of these hours may be applied toward the 40-hour program requirement.

This program is an interdisciplinary degree offered through the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Physical Sciences.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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