Institute for

Forensic Science

Mission Statement

The Institute for Forensic Science at Texas Tech University is committed to the production and dissemination of interdisciplinary forensic science research through a unique multidisciplinary program that provides outstanding education, research, and professional training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at TTU, and local and regional law enforcement. The Institute is a comprehensive teaching, training, and research organization in all aspects of forensic science. The Institute is committed to providing outstanding service to the university, profession, and community. We are committed to supporting local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies through the sharing of ideas, problem-solving, and empiricism promoting prosocial values and contributing to safer communities.


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Registration Names the Texas Tech University MS in Forensic Science Among the Most Affordable Forensics Master’s Programs of 2020-21



In a field that relies on professionals with exceptional lab skills and a dedication to uncovering useful information from evidence collected at crime scenes, a master’s degree can impart a unique level of skill and expertise.


Similarly, can be relied on to bring that same kind of dedication to providing forensic investigators and laboratory scientists with the resources they need for career preparation and advancement. That’s why we wanted to make it easier to find the most affordable, high-quality master’s programs available in the field.


We took on the task of reviewing the tuition rates of every single forensic science master’s program available at accredited institutions across the U.S. When we came to the Texas Tech University Department of Environmental Toxicology, we knew right away we were looking at a winner.


With a tuition rate that comes in nearly $2,400 below the state average for similar programs, the Texas Tech University MS in Forensic Science easily earns its place on our list of the Most Affordable Master’s Degrees in Forensic Science for 2020-21!


Don't forget: Applications for Spring 2021 admission due Sept. 30, 2020!

Mailing address:

Box 41163, Lubbock, TX 79409-1163


Physical address:

 1207 Gilbert Drive, Lubbock, TX 79416


Phone: 806-885-4567
Fax: 806-885-4577

The Department of Environmental Toxicology (ENTX) is the academic home for the core faculty of The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) and the Institute for Forensic Science (IFS) at Texas Tech University. TIEHH and IFS provide faculty and graduate students opportunities for multidisciplinary research and scholarly engagement related to environmental, forensic and human health sciences.


Office of the

Vice President

of Research

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