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Our degree programs in Forensic Science are accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC).

FEPAC promotes academic quality through formal accreditation of forensic science programs. Meeting FEPAC guidelines assures the public that our programs are of the highest quality.

The Penn State Forensic Science program produces top quality graduates from both our Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees – and our graduates go on to find top quality careers!

Master’s of Forensic Science Students

Since 2007, our Master’s program has graduated 63 students, 68% of whom have gone on to careers in both forensic and non-forensic science labs around the world. 19% of our graduates have gone on to obtain additional degrees or now work in higher education. 2% have gone on to work in law enforcement or crime scene investigation. 11% have chosen to work in non-science/non-forensic fields.

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Our students find great careers in a variety of places! Below is a list of some of the places our graduate students have gone to work.


Employment following graduation with an MPS in Forensic Science from Penn State

  • Abu Dhabi Police Department
  • Aegis Sciences Corp
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL)
  • Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (ARP Sciences, LLC)
  • BioReference Laboratories
  • Bode Cellmark Forensics
  • City of Columbus
  • Comprehensive Lab Services
  • Connecticut State Forensic Science Laboratory
  • DC Department of Forensic Sciences
  • Delaware Dept. of Forensic Science
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Hamilton County Coroner's Office
  • Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson
  • Lancaster Laboratories
  • LGC Forensics
  • Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany
  • MilleporeSigma
  • New York School of Medicine
  • NEXT Molecular Analytics
  • NMS Labs
  • Orebro University
  • PerkinElmer Genetics
  • Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc.
  • Planet Pharma
  • Queen's University
  • Regenisis
  • Restek Corporation
  • Supelco
  • South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division
  • Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • The Institute of Transfusion Medicine
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • Union County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina
  • University of California - Davis
  • University of Texas Health Science Center and San Antonio
  • University of Washington Seattle
  • Virginia Dept. of Forensic Science


Bachelor’s of Forensic Science Students

*We are currently updating the data for our undergraduate students. Please check back soon.*

To learn more about FEPAC accreditation, their process and purpose, please visit their website: http://fepac-edu.org/