• Forensic Science Certificate Program for Post-baccalaureate Students

    Forensic Science Certificate Program for Postbaccalaureate Students

    Forensic science involves the application of scientific principles to legal matters. Forensic scientists are involved with collection and analysis of physical evidence, identifying and linking victims and suspects, and expert witness testimony.

    Hamline's Forensic Science Certificate program is a hands-on, applied theory-to-practice environment, tailored to best prepare students for their career interests. Career counseling and personal advising ensure completion of an individualized program of study.

    Certificate seeking students must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0, with a major in:

    • Biology or allied subjects
    • Biochemistry 
    • Chemistry

    Petitions to earn the certificate through other majors will be evaluated by the chair of the department. 


    Tuition and Fees

    Tuition and fee information is available at the Student Administrative Services Office. Financial aid is available based on individual eligibility. Students must be enrolled in at least six semester credits to qualify for financial aid. For required forms or more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 651-523-3000.

    Admission Deadlines

    Fall: August 1
    Spring: December 1

    Application Checklist

    1. Complete the application and provide a personal statement outlining your career and educational goals. You may include any information you feel may be of importance to the Admission Committee.

    All international applicants must pay a $100 application fee. The application fee is accepted in the form of a bank draft (payable to Hamline University). 

    2. Arrange to have official transcript(s) of previous course work and one letter of recommendation sent directly to:

    Hamline University
    Office of Graduate Admission
    1536 Hewitt Avenue MS-A1710
    St. Paul, MN 55104-1284

    3. You will be contacted once your application file is complete and the Admission Committee has made a decision on your application status.

    Hamline University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

    Forensic Science Certificate Disclosures