Assessment & Student Outcomes

A. Grade Point Average (GPA):
Marshall University Forensic Science Program Average Incoming Undergraduate GPA versus Exit MSFS GPA


Graph A: This graph provides the average undergraduate GPA for students coming into the Forensic Science Program as well as the average GPA upon graduation from the Program. At this time, GPA data for Graduating Class of 2018 and 2019 (incoming 2016 and 2017, respectively) is provided, however, GPA at the time of graduation for these two Classes is in the future and yet to be determined.
 
A more precise numeric view of incoming and exit GPAs over the past 5 years can be seen by downloading:
Table A: MU Average Incoming Undergraduate GPA Versus Exit MSFS GPA (PDF)
Comparison of Incoming and Outgoing GPAs
Graph A: Marshall University Forensic Science Student Average Undergraduate GPA vs. Exit MSFS GPA

B. Employment Statistics:
Marshall University Graduate Employment Statistics


Individuals classified as having a Forensic Science job are those in the actual field of Forensic Science after graduation with respect to the relevancy of their degree obtained. Examples of this would be as follows: Laboratory or field work with forensic governmental agencies, private corporations, etc.


Table B: Total Employment Statistics (PDF)


C. Professional Development:
Marshall University Forensic Science Graduate Student Presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting or MAAFS Regional Meeting


Graph C: This graph provides student attendance and presentations at national or regional professional meetings per year which consisted of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting (http://www.aafs.org/). “Percent Attending” is based on the number of 1st– and 2nd– year students attending compared to the total number of students enrolled in the program for that year. “Percent Presenting” is based on the number of students who were selected to present a poster or podium presentation at the meeting compared to the total number of 2nd-years students* in the Program.

*Only 2nd-year students have completed research projects to be eligible for national meeting presentation.

Annual AAFS Attendance
Graph C: Students at AAFS National or other Regional Meetings: Percentage (%) of Presenters and Attendees per Class per Year

D. Incoming Student GRE Score Averages


Graph D1 & D2: These graphs provide average GRE scores of applicants accepted into the MUFS graduate program for the past 6 years in the areas of verbal, quantitative, and writing. (Note: GRE average scores for the Class of 2013 were graded on a different scoring system. Average scores for the Class of 2013 were 511 verbal, 670 quantitative, and 4.1 writing).

GRE scores of incoming students
Graph D1: Average GRE Scores of Incoming MUFSP Students (verbal/Quantitative)
GRE scores of incoming students
Graph D2: Average GRE Scores of Incoming MUFSP Students (Writing)