Forensic Science Online

Join a Diverse Field

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

Fall 2021

Application Deadline

Master’s and Graduate Certificate’s application deadline is July 26th. Non-Degree seeking applications deadline is August 2nd.

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

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Faculty Spotlight

Interview with Nancy Toffolo

Nancy Toffolo's experience includes working for NASA, time at a private genomics company and sharing her knowledge with students at the University of Florida.

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Featured Testimonial

Hear from a crime laboratory director

"An advanced degree will not only open doors to a multitude of career opportunities but will also elevate your credibility as an expert in the field."

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.