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Duquesne University

Program in Forensic Science and Law

Pittsburgh, PA

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Duquesne University

Overview

Duquesne University / Program in Forensic Science and Law is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 21

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam SAT or ACT
Comp Exam Required

Admissions

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st July 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam SAT or ACT
Master's Degree Requirements Recommendation form; minimum total QPA of 3.0, 2.5 in math and science

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

16
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.25%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 81%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.25%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (31%)
Female (68%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 5
Part-time - 15
Male (8)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Extraction protocols, mass spectrometry, synthetic fiber analysis, synthetic polymer characterization, trace analysis, amplification of DNA, methods for labeling DNA, construction of a genetic profile, experiential exploration of mitochondrial DNA, the Y-chromosome, amelogenin
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
50,419

Location & Contact

Address 600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15282-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Federick W. Fochtman
Director
Email: fochtman@duq.edu
Phone: 412-396-6373

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