Department of Forensic Science College of Humanities and Sciences Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
location
Public
type
Urban
setting
67%
33%
student ratio
43
total students
$9,133 | $18,777
in-state | out-of-state tuition
March 1
fall application deadline
36%
acceptance rate
0 Department and Program
departments and programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Forensic Chemistry/Drugs And Toxicology Master of Science (MS)
    • Forensic Chemistry/Trace Master of Science (MS)
    • Forensic Physical Evidence Master of Science (MS)
    • Forensic Biology Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 22
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

36% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 123
    • Accepted 45
    • Acceptance Rate 36
    • Enrolled 24
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 1st Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, bachelor's degree in a natural science discipline, and including forensic science, or a degree with equivalent work
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL (minimum score 600 paper-based; 100 iBT) or IELTS (minimum score 6.5)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$9,133
    • Out-of-state tuition *$18,777
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students43
    • Female Percentage67%
    • Male Percentage33%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students43
    • Part-time Percentage2%
    • Full-time Percentage98%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American2%
    • White / Caucasian78%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian12%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown1%

Location & Contact

Department of Forensic Science

College of Humanities and Sciences
Virginia Commonwealth University

901 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284-9005
United States

Dr. Michelle Peace

Interim Chair

Phone: 804-828-8420
Email: mrpeace@vcu.edu

Dr. Tracey Dawson Cruz

Graduate Director

Phone: 804-828-0642
Email: tcdawson@vcu.edu


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