Arcadia University

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450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
Phone: 215-572-4140
Director: Lawrence A. Presley, MS, MA, D-ABC
Status: Full Accreditation for the Master of Science Degree in Forensic Science

In the past 30 years, Arcadia University has grown significantly from a small undergraduate, liberal arts college to a comprehensive university serving more than 3,700 men and women through full-time, part-time, daytime, nighttime, undergraduate and graduate programs. In recent times, the university began offering both bachelor and master degrees in forensic science. The master degree program is one of only 11 Master’s in Forensic Science accredited by the FEPAC, or Forensic Science Education Program Accreditation Commission.

Acceptance into the school is competitive, as grades and test scores need to be excellent. The renowned certified faculty prepares students for careers in state and federal agencies, and private laboratories, as it offers classroom and hands-on training in its labs. Students who are graduating high school can enter into the school’s 4+2 Pre-Forensic Science Program, which allows them to complete their undergraduate coursework as well as pursue a Master’s in Forensic Science. Arcadia is one of the few universities worldwide to offer this.

Admission Requirements

All students must provide proof of medical insurance and also information about their health and medical history. Every year applicant’s have until February 1st to submit their applications in whole. In addition to the two items above, all graduate student’s applying for the Forensic Science Program must also provide:

  • A Forensic Science application
  • Personal statements (need to be completed at )
  • Official transcripts from previous colleges, schools, universities, etc.
  • •    Complete at least 2 semesters of General Chemistry
  • •    Complete at least 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry
  • •    Complete at least 2 semesters of General Biology
  • •    3 letters of recommendation
  • •    GRE test scores OR MCAT test scores

Most Recent Class Profile:

Type: Private
# of Total Applicants: N/A
# Students Enrolled: 1,759
# of Males Enrolled: 27.1%
# of Females Enrolled: 72.9%
Overall GPA: 3.5
Average new SAT Score: 1660
Resident 1st Year Tuition: $31,260
Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $125,040
Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $ N/A
Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $N/A