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Forensic Science (MSFS) How to Apply

This page contains information about how to apply to the Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) program, including the following:

Admission to the Forensic Science program is granted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates will be required to have a telephone interview.

Admissions Criteria

Candidates for admission to the Forensic Science program must:

  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 system

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Deadlines

Upon review of the application, the Division of Interdisciplinary and Career-oriented Programs retains the right to place an application under consideration for an alternate program that is more suited to the applicant's credentials.

  • Application cycle: Starts in October for August matriculation
  • Application deadline: August 5

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Required Components of a Completed Application

To be considered for acceptance, an applicant must provide the following as part of a complete online application for admission. For details regarding the items below please review the Admission Application Instructions.

Graduate Admission Application

Applicants may only apply to one program. All documents submitted by you or on your behalf in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University, and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party. Please note, an application fee of $75 U.S. is required.

Transcripts

Official transcripts must be sent directly to Drexel from all the colleges/universities that you have attended. Transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the college/university seal over the flap. Please note that transcripts are required regardless of number of credits taken or if the credits were transferred to another school. An admission decision may be delayed if you do not send transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. (See checklist)

Standardized Test Scores

Official test scores from graduate and professional admission exams, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are optional.

International applicants must demonstrate their comprehension of the English Language by submitting results on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Essay/Personal Statement

Please write approximately 500 words explaining your reasons for pursuing a degree from Drexel; your short-term and long-term career plans; and how your background, experience, interest, and/or values, when combined with a Drexel degree, will enable you to pursue these goals successfully. Submit your essay with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

Résumé

Upload your résumé as part of your admission application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation are required (two must be academic). To electronically request recommendations, you must list your recommenders and their contact information on your application. We advise that you follow up with your recommenders to ensure they received your recommendation request — they may need to check their junk mail folder. Additionally, it is your responsibility to confirm that your recommenders will submit letters by your application deadline and follow up with recommenders who have not completed their recommendations. Request recommendations with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

Math Science GPA Calculation Form

Completed online math science GPA calculation form. Please note, you will need to start your application before you can use the form.

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Mailing Address

Division of Interdisciplinary and Career-oriented Programs
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
245 North 15th Street, Mail Stop 344
New College Building, Room 4104
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Financial Information

Tuition information for the Forensic Science program is available on the Drexel Central website.

Financial aid is available from many sources, such as the federal government and private organizations, or from the University itself. Financial aid may be in the form of loans, grants, scholarships or part-time employment. For information regarding financing your education, please visit Drexel Central.


 
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Scientist performing criminal science lab research.