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Biomedical Forensic Sciences (MS)

Boston, MA

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Biomedical Forensic Sciences (MS) / Biomedical Forensic Sciences (MS) is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biomedical forensic sciences Forensic medicine-deathinvestigation
Master of Science (MS) Biomedical forensic sciences Forensic chemistry-toxicology
Master of Science (MS) Biomedical forensic sciences Forensic biology-dna analysis

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 23

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 is required.
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required



applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE is required.
Master's Degree Requirements Transcripts from schools outside of the United States must be accompanied by a WES (World Education Services) report, which evaluates international credentials, grades and institutions.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 7.41%
Black or African American 7.41%
White or Caucasian 74%
American Indian or Alaska Native 3.7%
Asian 3.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3.7%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%


Male (14%)
Female (85%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 4
Part-time - 10
Male (6)
Female (8)


Focus of faculty research: Criminalistics, DNA analysis and body fluid identification, forenisc chemistry, pattern evidence analysis, and forensic toxicology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 72 East Concord Street, R806
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA  2215
United States
Contact Dr. Robin Cotton
Program Director
Phone: 617-358-1188

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