Masters Degree Programs

     The College of Forensic Sciences offers two master's degree programs: Master's degree in forensic toxicology and master's degree in forensic DNA analysis.

     The master's degree in forensic toxicology is a specialized branch of the department of forensic chemistry (DFC) and the master’s degree in DNA analysis is a specialized branch of the department of forensic biology (DFB). 

     The main objective of these programs is to provide graduates with a strong theoretical and practical foundation in the application of recent and advanced technologies for the analysis and evaluation of various types of evidence materials. It aims to produce high quality academics working as forensic scientists, able to properly collect, preserve, analyze and interpret laboratory results and provide expert testimony in a court of law. Another important objective is to develop critical research skills to successfully face new and existing challenges in crime investigation.

     Both master's degree courses are 3 academic years in length.

Subjects taught

Master’s degree in forensic toxicology (DFC)

-       Analytical Chemistry

-       Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry

-       Toxicology ( I and II )

-       Advanced Instrumental Analysis

-       The Effects of Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances

-       Thesis

Master’s degree in forensic DNA analysis (DFB)

-       Biochemistry

-       Molecular Biology and Genetics

-       Biological Evidence

-       Forensic DNA Analysis ( I and II )

-       Statistics and DNA Databases

-       Advanced Forensic DNA Techniques

-       Thesis

Both Master's degree programs have shared subjects taken from the College of Forensic Sciences:

-       The Principles of Forensic Science

-       Quality and Accreditation of Forensic Laboratories (taught by the Department of Quality and Accreditation)

-       Statistics and Forensic Applications

-       Forensic Medicine

Shared subjects taken from other departments at NAUSS are as follows:

College of Higher Studies

-       Research Methodologies

Department of Police Studies

-       Principles of Islamic Criminal Justice

-       Criminal Investigations

-       Trace Evidence


Students must also produce an academic thesis based on their particular chosen topic.

Conditions of Acceptance

Successful applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

1.     They must possess a baccalaureate's degree from an accredited university, college or institute with an overall minimum grade of Very Good (80 - 90 %) in one of the following subjects:

-       Science (Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology and Molecular Biology) 

-       Medical sciences (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Clinical Laboratories)

2.     A baccalaureate's degree with an overall grade of Good (70 - 80 %) in the above mentioned majors and a minimum of 2 years practical experience in forensic laboratory work.

3.     Applicants must be able to study on a full time basis for 3 academic years.

Successful applicants must be of a good moral character