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Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)

CONTACT:
School of Adult and Graduate Education
Blaney Hall 105
sage@cedarcrest.edu
610-740-3770

Lawrence A. Quarino, Ph.D.
Director/Professor, Forensic Science
laquarin@cedarcrest.edu
610-437-4471 ext. 3567

Apply Now: Master of Science in Forensic Science

Application Dates

Preferred Application Date: March 1, 2016
Final Application Date: May 1, 2016

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Admission Requirements

A Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a natural or forensic science (or equivalent coursework in a relevant discipline) including the following recommended courses:

  • Two semesters of general (freshman) chemistry and two semesters of organic chemistry
  • Two semesters of calculus (differential and integral preferred)
  • Two semesters of physics
  • Two semesters of general (freshman) biology
  • Completion of the GRE General Test by application date
  • A 750 word essay on one of the following topics:
    -The impact of completing a research -based Master of Science in Forensic Science degree on your career path.
    -The significance of fundamental forensic science research on the progression of the discipline.
    The essay should be sent to the School of Adult and Graduate Education by email or postal mail.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the applicant’s scientific ability.

Recommendation Letters

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Please send completed recommendation forms to:

School of Adult and Graduate Education (SAGE)
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104-6196

Application Checklist

In order to be considered for admission into the program, you must submit the following items:

  • Completed and signed graduate application form.
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges/universities previously attended sent in an institutionally sealed envelope. For work in progress, a final transcript must be received within 30 days after completion of coursework. 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.
  • A 750 word essay on one of the following topics:
    • The impact of completing a research -based Master of Science in Forensic Science degree on your career path.
    • The significance of fundamental forensic science research on the progression of the discipline.
    • The essay should be sent to the School of Adult and Graduate Education by email or postal mail.

  • Two letters of recommendation sent to the SAGE admissions office by email or by postal mail signed and sealed with signature by recommender.
  • Official GRE Scores (school code: 2079). GRE must be taken by May 1.
  • A $50 application fee.
  • Students under consideration for admission may also be asked to interview with members of the forensic science faculty before acceptance to the program. Acceptance is not based on any one criterion. Students who do not have every recommended course should not be discouraged from applying. An applicant’s entire professional and academic profile is considered when determining whether the applicant is likely to achieve success in the program.

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