Texas Tech University

Thank you for your interest in the graduate program in Forensic Science at Texas Tech! We are a dynamic and diverse program with faculty from a range of forensic disciplines, ranging from forensic chemistry to psychology. This diversity allows our students to interact and collaborate on novel and outstanding research activities throughout their program experience. Our graduate program offers our students the opportunity to take part in cutting edge educational resources, internships, and collaborations with local, state, and federal forensic practitioners that will allow them to be at the forefront of current forensic developments.

The Institute for Forensic Science is housed in the Department of Environmental Toxicology of the College of Arts and Sciences. Along with the resources provided by the main academic campus at Texas Tech, our program is uniquely supported by the School of Law and its library, the Health Sciences Center and its library, as well as the Institute of Environmental and Human Health. Nowhere else can one find a forensic program with all of these resources and opportunities within a single campus. Please note that our program courses are located at multiple sites across the University, including some that are located off-campus.

We take great pride in creating an environment conducive to learning, growth, and development for all of our students in order to meet the needs of the rapid-evolving forensic field. I encourage you to explore our website and familiarize yourself with what we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon! In the meantime, feel free to contact us for more information.


Paola Prada, Ph.D.

Graduate Program Director
Research Assistant Professor
(806) 834-0983 

Institute for Forensic Science

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    Mailing address: Box 41163, Lubbock, TX 79409-1163 | Physical address: 1207 South Gilbert Dr., Lubbock, TX 79416
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