Master of Science degree in Forensic Science atIndiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science


12 months (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • Forensic science is the application of scientific methods and processes to matters that involve crime or the public
  • The Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program combines the best of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, along with criminal justice and law
  • It is designed for students seeking careers as professional forensic scientists who desire employment in the criminal justice field or a related area
  • There are two ways to complete the MS, the thesis MS or the non-thesis, accelerated MS


  • University Rankings
    • #301-400

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #801-1000

      - QS 2022

    • #196

      - US News & World Report 2022

    • #490

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 23,65,356
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 7,76,955
InsuranceINR 1,18,384
TransportationINR 20,974
Books & suppliesINR 72,242
IUPUI General FeeINR 63,698
Repair & Rehabilitation FeeINR 27,732
Placement Test FeeINR 4,039
International Services FeeINR 23,770
Personal ExpensesINR 1,68,566
TotalINR 12,76,360

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 77.68


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 11ᵗʰ March 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


CGPA - 3/4

  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the physical or life sciences such as chemistry, biology, forensic science, pharmacology/toxicology, or related science
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 for all undergraduate work is required


Marks - 79/120


Marks - 6.5/9


Marks - 105/160

Other eligibility criteria
Students who are admitted with TOEFL iBT of 79-99 or IELTS of 6.5-7.0 will take the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) placement test Depending on their EAP test results, students may need to take EAP courses at the same time as their academic major courses for one or two semesters Students' letter of admission will indicate if they are required to take this test Applications will also be considered for the Spring term if there is the availability
Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • These would normally be from professors who can evaluate the applicant's ability to successfully complete graduate work in forensic science

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Step 5: Application deadline

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for USA.

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