The Texas Tech University Institute for Forensic Science in conjunction with the Texas Tech University Graduate School Interdisciplinary Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary master’s degree in Forensic Science.
The master’s program consist of two tracks: a course of study for students wishing to pursue a career as a forensic scientist or a course study for students wanting to work as a forensic examiner. The program is unique because it offers both specialized tracks of study.
Candidates for the Forensic Science program would typically have an undergraduate degree in the sciences with study in programs such as chemistry, biology, or biochemistry. These students generally seek careers in crime laboratories. The Forensic Examiner program is more suited for candidates who have an undergraduate degree in one of the behavioral or social sciences and are pursuing careers in criminal justice or law enforcement.
For more information about this degree, contact Kathy Sperry, Ph.D., Sr. Director, Kathy.Sperry@ttu.edu or James M. Childers, Ph.D., director of the TTU Institute for Forensic Science, at James.Childers@ttu.edu or (806) 743-7901. Web site; www.dept.ttu.edu/ifs
Forensic Science Institute