Sam Houston

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1003 Bowers Boulevard
Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-294-4286
Director: Sarah Kerrigan, PhD
Status: Full Accreditation for the Master of Science Degree in Forensic

Founded in 1879, this university was named after Texas’ greatest hero, General Sam Houston. The Master of Science in Forensic Science is a 2-year, full-time, non-thesis graduate program. Classes include crime scene investigation, controlled substances, trace evidence, forensic biology and more. All MSFS students are required to complete a 10-week full-time internship at a crime laboratory to graduate. This gives students a great opportunity to network for future employment. This program has strong ties within the private and public sectors of the criminal justice field, and internships can be the key to success. Students get plenty of exposure to the newest technologies and equipment in Penn State’s facilities.

Admission Requirements

The following items are needed to complete the application process:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biology from an accredited institution
  • Test scores from the GRE
  • 3 letters of recommendation, at least two from academic sources
  • Official transcripts from all previous academic work
  • TOEFL scores for international students
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Most Recent Class Profile:

Type: Public
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Overall GPA: 3.0
Average GRE Score: Combined 1100+
Resident 1st Year Tuition: $6,572
Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $26,288
Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $7,172
Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $28,688