2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Forensic Science

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These 14 schools offer the lowest tuition rates for online master's programs in forensic science. Ranking at the top with a tuition of $7,773 is Minnesota State University at Mankato with a Master of Fine Arts in Forensics. The runner up, Emporia State University also offers a cheap tuition rate of $7,899 for a Master of Science in Forensic Science. Ranked #7 on the list, Stevenson University, offers an impressive range of specialized master's programs including a Master of Science in Digital Forensics, Master of Science in Forensic Accounting, and Master of Science in Forensic Investigation. They also offer many bachelor's to master's options.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 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 Minnesota State University at Mankato Annual Tuition $7,773
#2 #2 Emporia State University Annual Tuition $7,899
#3 #3 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $9,842
#4 #4 Nova Southeastern University Annual Tuition $10,950
#5 #5 DeSales University Annual Tuition $11,175
#6 #6 National University Annual Tuition $11,232
#7 #7 Stevenson University Annual Tuition $12,060
#8 #8 University of South Florida - Main Campus Annual Tuition $12,336
#9 #9 Carlow University Annual Tuition $12,375
#10 #10 La Salle University Annual Tuition $14,580
#11 #11 West Virginia University Annual Tuition $14,895
#12 #12 Florida International University Annual Tuition $15,789
#13 #13 Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Annual Tuition $17,484
#14 #14 University of New Haven Annual Tuition $26,700
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,773
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,044
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Argumentation and Debate; Communication Pedagogy; Communication Research Methods; Conflict Management; Forensics Pedagogy

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,899
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,230
  • Example Classes:
    Biological and Physical Evidence; Criminalistics; Criminalistics Laboratory; Molecular Techniques for Forensic Scientists; Toxicology

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,842
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,291
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $10,950
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 18,595
  • 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: $11,175
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 845
  • Example Classes:
    Behavioral Criminology; Forensic Anthropology; Forensic Science in the Courtroom; Forensic Toxicology; Issues in Criminal Law
  • Annual Tuition: $11,232
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC and WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,638
  • Example Classes:
    Crime Scene Investigation; Criminal Profiling; Forensic Pathology; Forensic Photography; Forensic Psychology; Major Case Investigation
  • Annual Tuition: $12,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 485
  • Example Classes:
    Evidence; File Systems Forensic Analysis; Forensic Information Technology; Forensic Journal Research and Review; Investigative Techniques/Physical Evidence; Mobile Device Forensics

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,336
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,956
  • Example Classes:
    Cybercrime and Criminal Justice; Data Networks, Systems and Securities; Digital Evidence Recognition; Digital Forensic Criminal Investigations; Network Forensic Criminal Investigations
  • Annual Tuition: $12,375
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 873
  • Example Classes:
    Audit Procedures for Detecting Fraud; Cybercrime; Fraud and Forensics Community Experience; Legal Elements of Fraud; White-Collar Crime
  • Annual Tuition: $14,580
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,728
  • Example Classes:
    Corporate Ethics and Compliance; Criminal Justice and Legal Concepts; Financial Fraud; Information Security; Occupational Fraud
  • Annual Tuition: $14,895
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,278
  • Example Classes:
    Financial Statements Analysis; Fraud Criminology/Legal Issues; Fraud Investigation; Legal Environment and Ethics
  • Annual Tuition: $15,789
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,750
  • Example Classes:
    Chemistry and Analysis of Drugs; Computer Forensics; Forensic Analysis; Forensic Chemistry; Organization Information Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $17,484
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 787
  • Example Classes:
    Criminalistics and Evidence Analysis; Ethics in Forensic Leadership; Forensic Bioscience; Forensic Statistics; Forensic Victimology; Survey of Forensic Sciences
  • Annual Tuition: $26,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,784
  • 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
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