As the first and only program of its kind in New Jersey, the Forensic Science graduate program’s mission is to provide a program of study that prepares students for the forensic science marketplace. Students receive fundamental training in a range of forensic fields while choosing a concentration in forensic chemistry, toxicology, or forensic biology. Students receive an individualized educational experience that focuses on experiential learning, original research, and real-world application.
To be eligible for admission to the M.S. Forensic Science program, individuals must:
- An official transcript showing completion of an undergraduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biology or related field from an accredited university; a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 is required
Students applying to the program should have completed a course in Organic Chemistry with a laboratory component. Other recommended courses include biochemistry, genetics, and analytical/instrumental chemistry.
- Submit a Personal Statement and C.V. summarizing academic and professional achievements; the personal statement should address your interest in forensic science and your career objectives
- Submit a Writing Sample that demonstrates your academic writing
- Two letters of recommendation from university faculty members who know you well or from research/laboratory supervisors/investigators
At least one of the letters should be from faculty
Non-Matriculating & Other Students
- The Forensic Science program invites students of all educational experiences to apply to our program. We accept applications from non-matriculating students, former Rutgers students who would like to re-enroll and current Rutgers students interested in changing schools.
Fall Priority Deadline for financial consideration: March 1st
The Forensic Science program welcomes applications from qualified international students. International students must submit additional documentation. As part the admissions process, international applicants must include with their application:
- Official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- TOEFL: The minimum internet-based TOEFL score is 79. Rutgers TOEFL code: 2765
International applicants apply for a visa after they have been admitted and accept Rutgers–Camden’s offer of admission.
Contact the Department
Ms. Kimberlee Moran
Science Building, Rm 212