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Forensic and Investigative Science

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administrative contact

Lori Britton
Forensic and Investigative Science Program
phone: 304-293-2578

program contact

Tina Moroose
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
phone: 304-293-5346
fax: 304-293-2663

Program Details

Program Description

A B.S. in natural science such as biology (DNA), chemistry, forensic science, etc., will be the academic prerequisite. The degree is unique in that it shares aspects of a professional education degree such as an MBA while retaining a research component that culminates with a thesis dissertation. The 40-hour program is comprised of a core of advanced chemistry and biology courses complemented with additional laboratory-based instruction in trace evidence, firearms examination, and impression evidence. Students will also study laboratory management, forensic informatics and complete an advanced course in forensic science.

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Test Requirements: GPA of at least 3.0 / GRE score of 300

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: April 15
  • Spring Deadline: October 15


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