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  Camden Graduate Catalog 2021-2023 Graduate School-Camden Forensic Science 412 Admission Requirements  

Admission Requirements


Admission to the master's program in forensic science is based on evaluation of scholastic record, letters of recommendation, performance on the Graduate Record Examinations, and a personal statement.

M.S. Application Deadline and Program Schedule

For Fall Admission, Application Deadline : Submit your application by April 1 for priority consideration. Applications that are submitted after April 1 may still be considered based on enrollment availability.

For Spring Admission, Application Deadline: November 1


Priority for scholarships, assistantships, and awards is given to applicants who submit a completed application by March 1 (fall admission) or October 1 (spring admission). Completed applications received on or after these dates are considered as they are received.

M.S. Admission Requirements and Application Steps

To be eligible for admission to the M.S. in forensic science program, individuals must: 
  • Possess a baccalaureate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or related field from an accredited university; a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 is required
    • Students applying to the program should have completed a course in organic chemistry with a laboratory component. Other recommended courses include biochemistry, genetics, and analytical/instrumental chemistry. 
  • Submit one official transcript from each postsecondary school attended
  • Submit a personal statement and C.V. summarizing academic and professional achievements; the personal statement should address your interest in forensic science and your career objectives
  • Submit a writing sample that demonstrates your academic writing
  • Two letters of recommendation from university faculty members who know you well or from research/laboratory supervisors/investigators
    • At least one of the letters should be from faculty
  • Pay the application fee
Submit results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to be considered for Scholarships, Assistantships, or Awards. Results from the general or chemistry test are accepted. Our GRE Institution code is 2790.
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