Forensic Science Online Graduate Program

Join a Top-Ranked Forensic Science Program

Forensic science is a diverse field that involves a wide range of skillsets. To complement this multi-faceted subject, the University of Florida offers multiple online graduate options that will allow you to focus on the areas of forensic science that interest you most. Tailored for working professionals, all of UF’s graduate programs are offered entirely online with asynchronous elements so they can be completed anywhere, at your own pace.

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Forensic Science at a glance

Fall 2022

Application Deadline

The Master’s and Graduate Certificate’s application deadline is July 25th, 2022. The Non-Degree seeking applications deadline is August 1st, 2022.

Credit Hours

Program Structure

Master’s degree must complete 32 credit hours for completion of the program. The graduate certificate can be completed in as little as one year, and all credits can transfer towards a Master’s.

No GRE required!

Rolling Admissions

Classes are offered fall, spring, & summer and students are accepted into the program year-round.

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Growth and Opportunity

Career Options

Our comprehensive program allows you to diversify your career options and make yourself a more versatile and in-demand asset in the workforce.

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Features & Announcements

July 14, 1-2 p.m. ET

Upcoming Webinar

Join us July 14th, 1-2 p.m. ET for an informational webinar covering the Forensic Science program. We will be joined by professors Nancy Toffolo and Cortney MacDonald for an overview of the M.S. in Forensic Science program, and one of our admissions specialists to go over the application and admissions process.

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New Networking Opportunity: Florida Division…

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Join Florida’s largest organization of Forensic Science professionals and active students!

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Creating the World’s Largest Forensic Science…

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The Forensic Science program said goodbye to two of its founders and original faculty members, Ian Tebbett, Ph.D., and Donna Wielbo, Ph.D. Both of…

ian Tebbett and Donna Wielbo

Creating a Successful Career in Forensics: An…

Category: interview

Alumni Joseph Pasternak has worked in forensics for nearly 20-years. He began his career at the City of Phoenix Police Department Crime Lab after…

Joe Pasternak

How to Apply


Mandatory Department Application

Complete the application intent form once you are ready to begin the application process.


Complete UF Application

Once you have indicated your interest in the program and semester, start your UF graduate application.


Send Transcripts

Once you have applied to the program, send over your transcripts so you can be considered for the program.


Send Test Scores

If applicable, make sure you send in all test scores (such as TOEFL) so your application can be processed.