Forensic Science Online

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 graduate options that will allow you to focus on the areas of forensic science that interest you most. Tailored for 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

Summer 2022

Application Deadline

The Master’s and Graduate Certificate’s application deadline is April 4th, 2022. The Non-Degree seeking applications deadline is April 25th.

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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Hear how this program has helped our students excel in their careers and gain important knowledge.

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.

Flexible Degree Options

Transfer Credits

You can transfer up to 6 credits earned as a non-degree seeking student to the master’s degree or graduate certificate in forensic science to continue your degree progression easily.

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Features & Announcements

Beth Ordeman

Alumni Testimonial

"Once I got involved in the world of forensics there was no turning back for me. I was hooked."

-Beth Ordeman, Forensic DNA Analyst and CODIS Co-Administrator

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forensics in the news

A decades-old killing may have been solved with new forensic tech and DNA from a conch shell

Learn how DNA recovered from a conch shell has led authorities to crack a 20-year old cold case.

Dr. Oliver Grundmann and Brian Cicali accepted…

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Oliver Grundmann, Ph.D., M.S., M.Ed., a clinical professor of medicinal chemistry, and Brian Cicali, a third-year graduate student, will represent…

Oliver Grundmann, pictured left, and Brian Cicali

UF College of Pharmacy receives Insight Into…

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The University of Florida College of Pharmacy has received the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED…

2921 Diversity Excellence

U.S. News & World Report ranks University of…

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After five consecutive years of ascension, the University of Florida’s performance has positioned UF among the nation’s top five ranked public…

UF Top 5

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.