Forensic Document Examination Certificate

ETSU Online Forensic Document Examination Certificate


Forensic Document Examination
Graduate Certificate Program Overview

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology offers a graduate certificate in Forensic Document Examination. Students completing this certificate will have gained knowledge in handwriting identification, print process identification, and the court system in the United States allowing them to seek employment and become certified as forensic document examiners.

This online graduate certificate program was designed with working professionals in mind, offering the flexibility and convenience of online coursework led by the same faculty teaching on our campus.


For admission to a master’s degree program in the School of Graduate Studies, a 2.5 undergraduate GPA (on a 4.0 scale) is required. Some master’s degree programs have higher requirements. Specialist, doctoral, and international students are subject to additional specific requirements and should refer to the appropriate sections in this catalog. Students with less than a 2.5 GPA who wish to apply must address the low GPA in the personal essay (see #4 below).

The following materials must be submitted before an applicant will be considered for admission:

Payment of required nonrefundable application fee. Students who previously have been or currently are admitted as non-degree or degree-seeking graduate students may not have to pay the application fee. A completed application form. One official transcript from each undergraduate or graduate institution attended, except previous coursework taken at ETSU. Applications will not be considered without all transcripts. A personal essay.

Your Forensic Document Examination Certificate Program

  • CJCR 5110 - Forensic Document Examination 3
  • CJCR 5120 - Forensic Handwriting Identification 3
  • CJCR 5130 - Forensic Document Analysis 3
  • CJCR 5140 - Forensic Document Practicum 3

Total Required Coursework: 12 Credit Hours

Source: ETSU 2015 -2016 Graduate Catalog
Forensic Document Examination Graduate Certificate




2015-16 ETSU graduate base tuition plus online fees*:


  • $554 per credit hour for in-state students
  • $706 per credit hour for eRate for out-of-state students


*Tuition cost reflected here includes 2015-2016 base tuition and online fees only and does not include RODP courses and programs. Some courses and programs may have additional fees. More information can be found on the University Tuition and Fee Information and the Incidental Fee Information pages.


Students meeting the requirements for Border County residency qualify for in-state tuition rates.   


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