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Graduate Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation

  • Graduate Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation

    The online Graduate Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation is provided by UF’s College of Pharmacy in collaboration with The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine. It focuses on the investigation of crime and death using forensic pathology, anthropology, and DNA analysis. Modules in sexual offenses, drug death, forensic odontology, and wounds are also featured.

    This program may be of interest to those currently working or seeking employment in the following areas:

    • Crime laboratories
    • Medical examiner offices
    • Law enforcement agencies
    • Criminal defense and prosecution attorneys
    • Hospital and clinical chemistry laboratories

    Upon completion of the 15-credit certificate program, students will receive a University of Florida Graduate Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation. This certificate program is open to appropriately qualified local, national, and international students. Learn about the faculty for this program.

    Graduate Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation - Course Overview

    Course # Course Title Credits Spring Summer Fall
    PHA 6851 Forensic Analysis of DNA 3 x x x
    PHA 6935 Forensic Anthropology I 4 x x x
    VME 6934 Forensic Medicine I 4 x x x
    PHA 6935 Forensic Medicine II 4 x x

    Course Syllabus Catalog

    The general course policies and the most recent course syllabus catalog are available as a PDF for download here.

    Recommended Course Order

    The following is a recommended course order for students pursuing an online Graduate Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation:

    • Forensic Medicine I should be taken before Forensic Medicine II.

    Library Access

    Students taking UF Forensic Science courses will also be granted online access to UF's Health Center Libraries.

    Graduate Certificate Minimum Requirements: For All (Domestic and International) Applicants

    1. A baccalaureate degree in a natural science subject from an accredited institution
    2. An upper-division GPA of 2.0 (C grade) or better.
      1. To calculate what your upper-division GPA is, please use the Upper Division GPA Worksheet.

    Additional Graduate Certificate Minimum Requirements: For International Students Only

    1. The English language skill requirements for admission
      TOEFL Exam Type Required Score
      Paper-based 550
      Computer-based 213
      Internet 80

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