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Master of Science in Forensic Science Admission Requirements

Apply to the Forensic Science program

If you have any questions about meeting the requirements, please contact Dr. Bailey to discuss your unique qualifications. We do not require the GRE for admission.

Graduate School Application

Upon filling out the application, one has the choice to choose a concentration to supplement their Master's Degree. If one does not desire to choose a concentration, then leave that section blank on the application.

  1. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  2. Departmental application

Submitting Application Materials

The following items must be provided/completed at the time of application submission through the Application Portal:

*Unofficial bachelor's degree transcript

*Departmental application located within the Graduate School application

Official transcripts

Students must submit official bachelor’s degree transcripts containing at least 60 credit hours of coursework and final grades. Any additional transcripts from college credit accumulated after the bachelor’s degree MUST be submitted if you will be using these credits for transfer credit or for last 60 GPA. Transcripts are considered official when they arrive in the Graduate Office in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution or are received through a secure electronic transcript service to

If the transcripts need to be mailed, send to:

Emporia State University
Graduate School

Campus Box 4003
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801-5415

Applications will be considered based on your undergraduate grade point average (minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) and the content and quality of your application materials. Applications are considered on an individual basis, and you may be admitted on probation if you do not meet all application criteria.

You may begin the program in the fall or spring semester.


Please work with your undergraduate academic advisor early to ensure you are meeting the correct course requirements. After completing a minimum of 75 hours of study, you must apply to the graduate school and complete the necessary application requirements.

To be considered for admission to the accelerated undergraduate program, you must have a minimum 3.33 GPA overall and at least a B- in all attempted biology or chemistry courses.

Additionally, you must earn a B (3.0) minimum in all graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student (shared hours). Any shared courses in which a grade less than a B is earned will not count for graduate credit.

Questions about the program or the application process should be directed to:

Dr. Melissa M. Bailey
Director, MSFS Program
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Campus Box 4050
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801-5415
Phone: 620-341-5619