Fundamentals of Forensic Science

Forensic scientists play a vital role in criminal investigations. In this fundamental program, you'll learn to collect, identify, and analyze physical evidence using specialized field and laboratory methods unique to each subdiscipline.

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Forensic Science Online Graduate Program

Join a Top-Ranked Online 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 2024

Application Deadline

The online master’s and graduate certificate’s application deadline is July 15, 2024. Non-degree applications are due by July 29.

Credit Hours

Program Structure

You can complete your online Master’s degree in 32 credits. The online graduate certificate can be completed in as little as one year, and all credits can transfer towards a Master’s.

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Growth and Opportunity

Career Options

Our comprehensive online graduate 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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On-Demand Available

Forensic Science Informational Webinar

Register for the on-demand version of our March informational webinar covering the University of Florida's Forensic Science online graduate program. This webinar will provide an overview of the online graduate program, including the available M.S. and graduate certificate options.

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Meet The Program Director

Hear from Nancy Toffolo, M.S., program director of the Forensic Science online graduate program, on why you should earn your degree from a top college of pharmacy.

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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.