Academic Achievement

Students in the Department of Forensic Science contribute to the knowledge base of forensic science and produce research directed at improving the practice of forensic science. Our students demonstrate the integration of knowledge, skills and abilities through independent research and scholarly inquiry.

An important measure of student achievement is our ability to publish and present original research in the field of forensic science.

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Postgraduate Success

Our mission is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to prepare them for successful careers in forensic science. Our students go on to pursue rewarding careers in forensic science.

See how success unfolds at SHSU.

Our graduate success speaks for itself. The majority of our graduates accept employment in DNA, Toxicology, Firearms and Drugs. Almost two-thirds are employed in the public sector, working in government forensic laboratories at the federal, state, county or city level. Others pursue careers in the private sector or in research.

  • Rigorous core curriculum with a multi-discipline approach
  • Flexibility to tailor the degree to your specific needs and goals
  • Faculty with real world experience
  • State-of-the-art facility located centrally on campus
  • Access to scientific equipment found in crime labs
  • Intensive hands-on graduate teaching laboratories
  • Internship program with strong ties to accredited crime laboratories, offering a wide range of disciplines and geographical locations
  • Independent research with experienced forensic science faculty
  • Proven post graduate success
  • Over the past 7 years, employment and postgraduate success averaged 96%: 100% (2006), 90% (2007), 92% (2008),100% (2009), 91% (2010), 100% (2011), 93% (2012), 100% (2013), 94% (2014), 92% (2015)
  • The majority of our graduates accepted employment in DNA, Toxicology, Firearms and Controlled Substances (Drugs)
  • Approximately two-thirds are employed in the public sector, working in government forensic laboratories at the federal, state, county or city level. Others pursue careers in the private sector or in research.

Graduate Jurisdiction

Graduate Discipline

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