2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Forensic Science Degrees

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These 7 schools offer the most affordable online forensic science degrees, with annual tuitions under $18,000. Aspen University offers the least expensive degree on the list, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Forensic Sciences for a low annual cost of $5,850. For students seeking bachelor's degrees, American Public University System has an inexpensive option available. All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online forensic science degrees at the bachelor's level or higher.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Forensic Science Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Aspen University Annual Tuition $5,850 Forensic Science Degrees: Master's
#2 #2 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100 Forensic Science Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#3 #3 Saint Leo University Annual Tuition $9,630 Forensic Science Degrees: Master's
#4 #4 Florida International University Annual Tuition $10,500 Forensic Science Degrees: Master's
#5 #5 National University Annual Tuition $11,232 Forensic Science Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#6 #6 Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Annual Tuition $17,000 Forensic Science Degrees: Master's
#7 #7 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $17,460 Forensic Science Degrees: Master's
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Crime Scene Investigation; Criminology; Drug Enforcement; Expert Testimony and Ethics; Fingerprinting; Forensic Science
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Bloodspatter Pattern Analysis; DNA in the Criminal Justice System; Fingerprint Analysis; Firearms Forensics Investigation; The Pathology of Death Investigations; Voice Stress Analysis

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,630
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Forensic Science; Crime Scene Investigation and Management; Forensic and Medicolegal Death Investigation; Public Policy Making in Criminal Justice
  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Chemistry and Analysis of Drugs; Computer Forensics; Forensic Analysis; Forensic Chemistry; Organization Information Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $11,232
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC and WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Crime Scene Investigation; Criminal Profiling; Forensic Pathology; Forensic Photography; Forensic Psychology; Major Case Investigation
  • Annual Tuition: $17,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Criminalistics and Evidence Analysis; Ethics in Forensic Leadership; Forensic Bioscience; Forensic Victimology; Methods in Forensic Sciences; Survey of Forensic Sciences
  • Annual Tuition: $17,460
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Forensic Analysis of Biological Materials; Forensic Analysis of Explosives; Forensic Analysis of Ignitable Liquids; Population Genetics and Genetic Data Analysis; Quality Assurance for Forensic Scientists; The Forensic Expert in the Courtroom

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