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Online Schools Offering Forensic Science Degrees

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One of the 16 forensic science programs highlighted on Guide to Online Schools can teach you the skills for collecting and analyzing crime scene evidence. We feature 12 forensic science schools, with an average career helpfulness rating of 52 percent, according to our student reviewers. These schools have recommendation rates ranging from 39 to 87 percent; the average forensic science college has a 62 percent recommendation rate. Average tuition for a forensic science program is $17,787 a year.

Certificate Associate Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Annual Tuition Certificate $14,277 Associate $15,505 Bachelor's $15,458 Master's $15,975 Doctorate $13,488
Annual Earnings (mid-career) -- -- Bachelor's $55,287 Master's $70,228 Doctorate $82,903

Online forensic science training programs are available at the associate to master's degree level. Associate and bachelor's programs are good preparation for becoming a uniformed police detective, or for becoming a non-uniformed crime scene investigator that works with law enforcement. These degree programs include courses in evidence collection, fingerprinting, trace evidence, and toxicology, along with standard general education requirements. The master's degree in forensic science can lead to work as a forensic scientist in a forensics lab, conducting scientific tests on evidence. Other students use these programs to become forensic psychologists.

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