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 2016 and 2017 (incoming 2014 and 2015, respectively) is provided, however, GPA at the time of graduation for these two Classes is in the future and yet to be determined.
Table A a more precise numeric view of incoming and exit GPAs over the past 5 years.
B. Employment Statistics: Marshall University Graduate Employment Statistics
Table B This table provides employment figures over the past 5 years. The “Forensic Science” category is defined as those gainfully employed in laboratory, field work, or case work positions by law enforcement agencies or private-sector forensic facilities. The “Forensic Science Related” category is defined as those gainfully employed in a forensic-related science activity by an entity other than a law enforcement agency or organization; or employment by a law enforcement but not specifically in a forensic science position.
C. Professional Development: Marshall University 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/) in Washington, DC (2008), Denver, CO (2009), Seattle, WA (2010), Chicago, IL (2011), Atlanta, GA (2012), Washington, DC (2013), Seattle, WA (2014), and Orlando, FL (2015). “Percent Attending” (Red Square) is based on the number of 1st– and 2nd– year students attending divided by the total number of students enrolled in the program for that year x 100. “Percent Presenting” (Green Triangle) is based on the number of students who were selected to present a poster or oral 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.
Students Presenting at AAFS National or MAAFS Regional Meetings, Presentation Title, and Percentage (%) of Presenters per Class per Year
Chart C: This chart identifies students and their research topics presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meetings per graduating class.
Table D: Applicant GRE Score Averages
These graphs provide average GRE scores of applicants accepted into the MUFS graduate program for the past 4 years in the areas of verbal, quantitative, and writing/analytical. (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 analytical).