Master of Science in Forensic Science

It’s Never Too Late to Enroll!

Admission occurs on a rolling basis throughout the year and is open to men and women who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. So fill out your application and send it in at any time! Students have three years from the date of matriculation to complete the program.

How to Apply

In order to be considered for admission, a candidate must:

  • Complete and submit the online application form
  • Hold a Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a natural or forensic science (or equivalent coursework in a relevant field). The following coursework is recommended: 
    • Two semesters of general (freshman) chemistry and two semesters of organic chemistry
    • Two semesters of general (freshman) biology
    • Two semesters of calculus (differential and integral preferred)
    • Two semesters of physics 

  • Show a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Submit your official transcript(s) in an institutionally sealed envelope. For work in progress, a final transcript must be submitted at the end of the semester. Transcripts from all institutions must be included even if the credits have been transferred and are included on the transcript of a receiving college or university.
  • Complete the GRE General Test and send us your scores
  • Submit two letters of recommendation (in sealed envelopes) from individuals who can attest to the applicant’s scientific ability
  • Note: Students under consideration for admission may be asked to interview with members of the forensic science faculty before acceptance to the program. Applications received by January 2nd will be given admissions preference.
  • Please send completed materials to:

    The School of Adult and Graduate Studies
    Cedar Crest College
    100 College Dr.
    Allentown, PA 18104-6196