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

Spring 2023

Application Deadline

The Master’s and Graduate Certificate’s application deadline is November 14th, 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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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.

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The Forensic Investigator newsletter highlights faculty, alumni and student achievements, interviews and more; as well as, current topics in the world of forensics.

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On-Demand Webinar

Register for an on-demand version of our July 14th, 1-2 p.m. ET for an informational webinar covering the Forensic Science program. We were 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 for the application and admissions process.

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A Conversation with Nancy Toffolo, M.S.

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As the director, Toffolo will lead four forensic science master’s degree concentrations and five graduate certificate programs. She will advise…

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So You’ve Been Asked to Give an Expert Testimony

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Forensic scientists play an important role in the trial process, more commonly in criminal trials, as an expert witness. Expert witnesses not only…

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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.