Florida Gulf Coast University

College of Professional Studies

Forensic Studies M.S.



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Forensic Studies M.S.

Format: Online

Program Description:

The M. S. in Forensic Studies is an interdisciplinary scholar/practitioner program that offers a higher degree of specialization in comparison to the more general B.S. in Forensic Studies. Our program offers comprehensive, interdisciplinary training through two applied research concentrations: (1) Forensics Behavioral Analyst and (2) Human Identity & Trauma. Our program comprises a rigorous curriculum that prepares students by grounding them in theory, methods, and hands-on training. The Forensic Behavioral Analysis concentration integrates classical theory with contemporary research to synthesize theoretical perspectives to address current social problems relating to violence, sexual deviance, domestic relations, crime, and terrorism. There are a breadth of employment opportunities for graduates of this concentration including local, state, and federal crime and terrorism intelligence, law enforcement, and corrections, as well as capacities in child welfare and domestic violence.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

International Student Requirements:

For international applicants for whom English is a second language, submit a score of 550 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Evidence of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution One official transcript from each institution attended GRE exam 3.25 undergraduate GPA A criminal history through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement may be required for specific internships or elective work/study assignments. Special immunizations and screenings may be required for elective field work. Submit a completed Forensic Studies Supplemental Application Form including: 3 completed reference rating forms/letters of recommendation, a letter of intent which describes research and career goals (no more than two pages in length, single spaced, 1-inch page borders, New Times Roman 12 point font), which specifies the student's area of concentration and foreseen ability to articulate with specific faculty, curriculum vitae.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 42

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 371.92 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 6500 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 12400 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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