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Forensic Studies (M.S.)

Forensic Studies (M.S.)

Admissions Information


Getting Started

Please visit the Office of Graduate Studies website or contact Graduate Studies at 239-590-7988 or for an application for admission and additional information about the application process. Satisfaction of minimum University and program requirements does not guarantee admission to a graduate program. Applicants should check with the program for the most up to date admission requirements prior to commencing the application process.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed FGCU Graduate Application.
  • Submit a completed Immunization History Form.
  • Provide evidence of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning and supply one official transcript from each baccalaureate and/or graduate institution attended.
  • Submit an official copy of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the last five years with a combined quantitative and verbal score of 1100.
  • Provide evidence of an undergraduate GPA of 3.25.
  • Complete the following undergraduate courses or equivalent:
    • ANT 3345 Methods  in Anthropological Research (3)
    • ANT 3520 Forensic Anthropology***
    • ANT 3824 Archaeological Field Methods (3)
    • CCJ 3603 Forensic Psychology***

      ***Forensic Behavioral Analysis Concentration applicants are only required to complete these two courses.  Human Identity and Trauma Analysis Concentration applicants must complete all four.

  • For international applicants for whom English is a second language, submit a score of 550 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • A criminal history through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement may be required for specific internships or elective work/study assignments.
  • Special immunizations and screenings may be required for elective field work.
  • Submit a completed Forensic Studies Supplemental Application Form including:
    • Three completed reference rating forms/letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's academic and professional potential.
    • A letter of intent which describes research and career goals, no more than two pages in length (single spaced, 1-inch page borders, New Times Roman 12 point font), which specifies the student's area of concentration and foreseen ability to articulate with specific faculty.
    • Curriculum vitae