Loyola University Maryland

Forensic Studies


Master of Science Forensic Pattern Analysis


A student is expected to have completed a college-level introductory science course prior to acceptance into the program. 

Application Deadline

Start term Deadline
Fall semester April 1

At the discretion of the department, applications will continue to be reviewed after the priority deadlines on a space-available basis.

Application Requirements

  • Online application.
  • Non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions attended. The admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree. Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers.
  • All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by any member of Naces (www.naces.org).
  • Essay.
  • One professional/academic letter of recommendation (optional).
  • Resume (optional).
  • TOEFL or IELTS test scores are required if the applicant’s native language is not English. Loyola’s ETS code is 5370. Loyola requires a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or a 7 in all areas for the IELTS.

Please have your college(s) send your transcript(s) by mail or email to one of the addresses below.

Loyola University Maryland
Office of Graduate Admission
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093

Or email to graduate@loyola.edu.

If you have any questions or need help with the application process, please contact the office of graduate admission at 410-617-5020 or email to graduate@loyola.edu.

Robert Pond

Rob Pond, Ph.D.

This engineering professor is particularly passionate about getting women involved in the field

Student and forensics professor reviewing an experiment

Forensic Studies major

Demand for professionals with forensic training has never been greater, and Loyola’s Forensic Studies program is unique in that it encompasses 16 departments of academic focus—the most of any program in the country.