2019 Most Affordable Master's in Forensic Science Online

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All eight schools on this list offer affordable options for those seeking an online master's in forensic science. Ranked #4, Nova Southeastern University offers a tuition rate of only $11,325 for its one master's programs in forensic science. Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, ranked #1, offers an MS in Forensic Science with two concentrations: Forensic Document Examination and Forensic Science Administration. Tuition for these programs is $9,462 per year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2019 rankings of the most affordable online master's programs. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Annual Tuition $9,462
#2 #2 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $9,572
#3 #3 Florida International University Annual Tuition $10,500
#4 #4 Nova Southeastern University Annual Tuition $11,325
#5 #5 Stevenson University Annual Tuition $12,060
#6 #6 University of New Haven Annual Tuition $13,725
#7 #7 National University Annual Tuition $13,760
#8 #8 Emporia State University Annual Tuition $16,274
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  • Annual Tuition: $9,462
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 926
  • Example Classes:
    Criminalistics and Evidence Analysis; Ethics in Forensic Leadership; Forensic Bioscience; Forensic Statistics; Forensic Victimology; Survey of Forensic Sciences
  • Annual Tuition: $9,572
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,365
  • 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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  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 9,147
  • Example Classes:
    Chemistry and Analysis of Drugs; Computer Forensics; Forensic Analysis; Forensic Chemistry; Organization Information Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $11,325
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 17,330
  • Example Classes:
    Crime Scene; DNA Technology that Revolutionized Criminal Investigations; Firearms, Fingerprints and Other Impression Evidence; Forensic Analysis of Trace and Drug Evidence; Overview of Crime Laboratory Management
  • Annual Tuition: $12,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 501
  • Example Classes:
    Evidence; File Systems Forensic Analysis; Forensic Information Technology; Forensic Journal Research and Review; Investigative Techniques/Physical Evidence; Mobile Device Forensics
  • Annual Tuition: $13,725
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,899
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Crime: Legal Issues and Investigative Procedures; Criminal Procedure; Internet Vulnerabilities and Criminal Activity; Network Security Data Protection and Telecommunications; Regulation & Occupational Fraud
  • Annual Tuition: $13,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC and WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,873
  • Example Classes:
    Crime Scene Investigation; Criminal Profiling; Forensic Pathology; Forensic Photography; Forensic Psychology; Major Case Investigation
  • Annual Tuition: $16,274
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,185
  • Example Classes:
    Biological and Physical Evidence; Criminalistics; Criminalistics Laboratory; Molecular Techniques for Forensic Scientists; Toxicology

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