World’s Largest Forensic Science Program
Now entering its 19th year, UF’s award-winning forensic science master’s degree is the world’s largest and most prestigious forensic science program, with over 2,000 graduates from more than 70 countries. This MS program earned the Award of Excellence in Distance Education from the American Distance Education Consortium in 2006, and Program Director Dr. Ian Tebbett, Ph.D., was awarded the prestigious Irving Award from ADEC in 2011, as well as winning the 2010 Outstanding Leadership Award from the U.S. Distance Learning Association.
University of Florida
A member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Florida is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. UF’s online programs are designed for working professionals, allowing them to learn from home at their convenience. Students can interact with professors and fellow students via email, discussion boards and live chat.
Why Forensic Science?
Forensic scientists collect, identify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations using cutting-edge field and laboratory techniques. The job outlook for forensic scientists is excellent, as methods for analyzing evidence play an increasingly greater role in legal outcomes. Forensic careers exist in the following environments:
- Crime labs and medical diagnostic labs
- Medical examiners’ offices and prosecution attorney’s offices
- Hospital and clinical chemistry laboratories
- Law enforcement and government regulatory agencies
- Criminal defense firms
Honors and Awards
The Forensic Science Master’s Program has earned the Award of Excellence in Distance Education from the American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC) in 2006. Dr. Ian Tebbett, Ph.D., was awarded the prestigious Irving Award from ADEC in 2011, as well as the 2010 Outstanding Leadership Award, which was issued by the U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA).
Partnerships & Memberships
University of Florida’s forensic science program currently has an international partnership agreement with Canberra University, located in Australia. We also are members of Global Forensic Education.