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Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Graduate Program in Forensic Sciences

Tulsa, OK

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Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Overview

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences / Graduate Program in Forensic Sciences is located in Tulsa, OK, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Forensic sciences Forensic document examination
Master of Science (MS) Forensic sciences Forensic science administration
Master of Science (MS) Forensic sciences Forensic pathology/death scene investigations
Master of Science (MS) Forensic sciences Forensic biology/DNA
Master of Science (MS) Forensic sciences Arson and explosives investigation
Master of Science (MS) Forensic sciences Forensic psychology
Master of Science (MS) Forensic sciences Forensic toxicology/trace evidence

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for thesis tracks); GRE or MAT (for options in arson and explosives investigation, forensic science administration, and forensic document examination)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Thesis or creative component

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

63
Applied
56
Accepted
49
Enrolled
89%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (for thesis tracks); GRE or MAT (for options in arson and explosives investigation, forensic science administration, and forensic document examination)
Master's Degree Requirements Professional experience (for options in arson and explosives investigation, forensic science administration and forensic document examination)

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

61
Total Graduate Students
83%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
16%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.28%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 80%
American Indian or Alaska Native 3.28%
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.64%
Two or more races 1.64%
Unknown 9.84%

Gender

Male (67%)
Female (32%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 3
Part-time - 15
Male (13)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Studies on the variability in chromosomal DNA; development/enhancement of accessory methods useful for forensic DNA typing; forensic chemistry in the areas of controlled substances, explosives, and technology; research on explosives and IEDs (non-chemistry); therapeutic jurisprudence, issues involving inmates and their families, institutional stress suicide
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
58,000

Location & Contact

Address 1111 West 17th Street
Tulsa, OK  74107-1898
United States
Contact Dr. Robert W. Allen
Director
Email: robert.w.allen@okstate.edu
Phone: 918-561-1292
Fax: 918-561-8794