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Master’s Degree Admissions

  • Master's Degree General Information

    • The M.S. in Forensic Toxicology is administered through UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon successful completion of this program, students will receive a diploma stating:
      • Master of Science issued by the Graduate School.
      • The transcripts will read Master of Science in Veterinary Medical Sciences with a concentration in Forensic Toxicology.
    • The M.S. programs in Forensic Drug Chemistry, Forensic DNA & Serology, and Forensic Science are administered through UF’s College of Pharmacy. Upon successful completion of these programs, students will receive a diploma stating:
      • Master of Science in Pharmacy with a major in Pharmaceutical Sciences issued by the Graduate School of the University of Florida
      • The transcripts will read Master of Science in Pharmacy major Pharmaceutical Sciences with concentration in Forensic Drug Chemistry, Forensic DNA & Serology, or Forensic Science.

    Current UF students enrolled in other programs and former UF Graduate students should contact

    The master’s degree application deadline for Summer 2020 has been extended to April 17th, 2020.

    Please note that UF must receive all application materials, including GRE scores if applicable, by this date. Applicants should upload their unofficial transcript to their application. Applicants who do not meet the minimum admission requirements should try to apply by the original deadline of April 6th to allow for additional processing time.

    Master’s Degree Minimum Requirements: For All (Domestic and International) Applicants

    1. A baccalaureate degree in a science subject from a regionally accredited institution. If your bachelor's degree is not in a natural science subject, please email Professor Nancy Toffolo at
    2. An upper-division GPA of 3.0 or higher. To calculate what your upper-division GPA is, please use the Upper Division GPA Worksheet.
    3. The GRE, Graduate Record Examinations, is required. To be competitive, students should have scores as shown below (taking into account which version of the GRE exam you took).

      *An exemption for the GRE may be granted if you have earned a previous graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. If you have a graduate or professional degree from an international institution, you must take and submit GRE scores. There is no exception.

      Exam Section New GRE Scores (after Aug. 2011)
      Verbal 153
      Quantitative 144
      *To compare the two exam score ranges on the old versus new scale, please see The GRE Guide to the Use of Scores

      Once you've taken the exam, the scores take six weeks to get to the Admissions office. Please take this into account when you schedule your exam. Visit the GRE website to sign up to take the GRE.

    Additional Master's Degree Minimum Requirements: For International Applicants Only

    1. The English language skill requirements for admission

    Master's Degree Transfer of Credits

    A maximum of 15 transfer credits are allowed to count toward an MS degree. These can include no more than 9 credits from outside institutions approved by UF, with the balance obtained from non-degree and/or certificate courses at the University of Florida. These courses must be graduate-level (5000-7999) and earned with a grade of “B” or better. The course(s) cannot be older than seven years from the term you begin as an MS student.

    To have credits reviewed for transfer from another university, please email the following information:

    • The name of your previous institution
    • The course name/number from your previous institution
    • The term/year the course was completed
    • The course in our program for which you think the credits will satisfy
    • A copy of your transcripts (unofficial is fine); or a notification that we already have them on file
    • A syllabus for the course that you would like to transfer from

    We will forward the request to the Supervisory Committee for your major who will then make a decision.

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