Loyola University Maryland

Forensic Studies

Accelerated Master of Science in Forensic Pattern Analysis

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The accelerated Master of Science in Forensic Pattern Analysis streamlines and accelerates the application process for current Loyola undergraduate students while reducing the combined total tuition costs. The accelerated program is a great option for Loyola undergraduates to complete both an undergraduate and master’s degree in a reduced number of semesters.

Loyola undergraduate students accepted into the program may take a maximum of three graduate-level classes (9 credits) during their senior (possibly junior) year, which are then eligible to be cross–applied toward both the completion of an undergraduate degree as well as towards the Master of Science in Forensic Pattern Analysis program. All cross–applied courses are billed at the standard undergraduate tuition rate, effectively reducing the total cost of completing an undergraduate degree and Master of Science in Forensic Pattern Analysis degree at Loyola University Maryland. The remaining graduate–level courses in the program may be taken following the successful completion of a student’s undergraduate senior year at the current Master of Science in Forensic Pattern Analysis tuition rate.

Additional Benefits of the Accelerated Master of Science in Forensic Pattern Analysis

  • Complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree in a reduced number of semesters
  • Students may count a maximum of three courses (9 credits) towards both their undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Application fee waiver
  • Transcript submission waiver
  • GRE waiver

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 average undergraduate GPA
  • Complete graduate application
  • A grade of a "B" or higher in all graduate level coursework

Application Deadline and How to Apply

The application deadline for the accelerated Master of Science in Forensic Pattern Analysis is October 1. Students may, however, request information to learn more and begin the planning process at any time.

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Brian Barr
Faculty

Brian Barr, Ph.D.

This associate professor of chemistry supports his students in discerning their own path

Chemistry
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Course Snapshot

Exploring Biology 101: Introduction to Forensic Science

Learn about the field of forensics and acquire the lab techniques needed to conduct crime scene investigations.