How to Apply

Applications to the Forensic Science Graduate Program at UC Davis are submitted online. The application for Fall 2022 admission is available here. The application deadline for Fall 2022 Admission is February 1, 2022. Review the requirements for admission for information on GPA, prerequisite courses, and undergraduate degree requirements.

Application Materials

student at a table in a libraryThe following items are required to complete your application:

  1. Online Application

    The Personal History Statement and the Statement of Purpose are included in the application. In the Prerequisite Course History section of the application, applicants are required to list courses taken to satisfy the prerequisite coursework.

  2. Academic Transcripts

    UC Davis requires academic records from each college-level institution you have attended, including transcripts from study abroad programs and community college courses. You will be instructed to upload copies of your transcripts after you have submitted your online application.

  3. Letters of Recommendation

    Three letters are required to complete the application. Letters must be submitted electronically by the recommender via the online application system.

  4. Examination Scores

    GRE scores are not required. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants from countries whose official language is not English. Scores must be less than two years old, submitted electronically through the testing service.

    UC Davis Institution Code: 4834
    Department Code: 30

Application Fee

$120 for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents; $140 for all other applicants.

All application materials should be submitted online. Please do not send paper copies of letters of recommendation, transcripts, statement of purpose, or personal history statement.

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