Student Achievement | Forensic Science Program

Student Achievement

UNT Forensic Science Program Student Achievement (2018-2023)

Our program evaluates ~60-100 student applications each year. Our acceptance rate depends primarily on the quality of the applications and subsequent interviews, though the size of recent graduating classes may also be considered in some circumstances.

Acceptance and Graduation Statistics

School Year Students Accepted into the Program Students Graduated from the Program
18-19 56


19-20 59 34
20-21 48 22
21-22 37 23
22-23 24 33

Internships and research projects completed by our students

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, Dallas
  • Drug Enforcement Administration, Dallas
  • Tarrant County Medical Examiners Office
  • Fondren Forensics
  • Innocence Project of Texas
  • Quality Forensic Toxicology
  • Alliance Forensic Laboratory, Inc., Ballistics
  • Armstrong Forensic Laboratory
  • Denton County Sheriff Office, Drug Analysis, Crime Scene Unit
  • Denton PD, Latent Fingerprints and Development
  • Austin PD, Forensic Division
  • Carrollton PD, Crime Scene Unit
  • Grand Prairie PD, Crime Scene Unit
  • Alvarado/Ovilla Fire Department, Arson Investigation
  • City of Plano PD
  • City of Lewisville PD
  • City of Dallas PD
  • City of Mesquite PD
  • City of Euless PD
  • Weldon & Associates Forensic Document Examiner
  • Shaken Baby Alliance
  • United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Texas
  • Denton County District Attorney's Office
  • LaCore Labs
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Beaumont Internal Medicine and Geriatric Associates Laboratory
  • City of Denton Municipal Laboratory
  • Dr. Golden Lab, Synthetic Bone Synthesis for Human Bone Studies, Shoe wear pattern analysis, Diatoms presence in drowning victims, design of new breathalyzer sensors
  • Dr. Verbeck Lab, GC-MS Drug Analysis, Fingermark Analysis, Drug analogues database and designer drugs, analysis of gasoline
  • Dr. Lund, Advanced Environmental Research Institute
  • Dr. Alonso, Biodiscovery Institute
  • Dr. Antunes, Biodiscovery Institute
  • Dr. Shulaev, Metabolics
  • Dr. Chapman, Biodiscovery Institute
  • Dr. Marshall Lab, Investiating the Reactions of CH3F and CD3F with Chlorine
  • Dr. Omary Lab, OLED Black Absorber Synthesis and Characterization
  • Dr. Dandekar Lab, Touch DNA analysis
  • Dr. Acree Lab, Modeling of Drug Partitioning using Abraham model

Post-Graduation Success

Our recent graduates (2018-2023) have obtained employment with state, local, and private forensic laboratories and law enforcement agencies and have been admitted into a variety of MS, PhD, and health profession programs to pursue further forensic-related education or research. However, we do not consider these outcomes to be our only metric of graduate success for many reasons: additional laboratory experience can improve their competitiveness for the job they want, family circumstances prevent them from relocating to pursue the full variety of positions open at any given time, or sometimes, student interests and goals simply change. We consider the diversity of successful outcomes of our students as an indicator that our degree plan is not only effectively preparing our students to become forensic scientists, but to become resilient, effective scientists in a variety of applications no matter what life throws at them.

This data is based on publicly available information and alumni survey responses and is not comprehensive.


Forensic Laboratories or Law Enforcement Agencies

  • Garland DPS Laboratory
  • Corpus Christi DPS Laboratory
  • Armstrong Forensic Laboratory
  • Fondren Forensics
  • NMS Labs
  • Lew Sterrett Justice Center
  • Plano PD

Other Laboratories

  • UT Southwestern
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Cabot Labs
  • QualTex Laboratories
  • Bluebonnet Labs
  • Ketjen Corporation
  • BioChroma Analytical Labs
  • SPL, Inc.
  • AIT Laboratories

Advanced Degrees

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Southern Florida
  • University of Washington
  • George Washington University
  • Texas Christian University
  • University of Houston
  • Sam Houston State University
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Auburn University
  • West Virginia University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Florida
  • Texas A&M