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  • Master’s Degree

    A master’s degree in forensic science prepares students for careers in places such as DNA labs, medical examiner offices, law enforcement agencies, and clinical chemistry laborites. Entirely online, our program is designed to meet the needs of today’s working professionals. The field of forensic science continues to grow and requires professionals with higher education. To meet the demands of the industry and to provide options for varying interests, we offer four areas to specialize your master’s degree.

    To learn more about each degree focus and the type of online courses that are required, choose one of the 32-credit master degree options below:

    Earning a Master’s Degree Online

    As a working professional, the program provides flexibility to work within busy schedules at your own pace. Completing a master’s degree in forensic science online is a fast and convenient way to pursue education and career goals. At UF, each course is made of specific topic modules, supplemented with tools such as images, animations, case studies, and step-by-step instructions for gearing up and accessing UF library materials and e-journals. Students interact with teaching assistants, course instructors, and each other, using private course e-email, discussion boards, and live chat sessions.

    Graduate Certificate

    Forensic science continues to gain traction as a popular field for those passionate about science and problem solving. A specialized graduate certificate will set you apart from the competition. Personalize your studies in forensic death investigation, forensic DNA & serology, forensic toxicology, or forensic drug chemistry to position yourself for potential promotions or salary increases.

    To learn more about each specialized certification and the type of online courses that are required, choose one of the 15-credit graduate certificate options below:

    Earning a Graduate Certificate Online

    UF’s online graduate program is ideal for working professionals and can be completed at your own pace in as little as one year. The online format is designed to accommodate your personal and professional schedule. UF’s online forensic graduate program is a winner of the Award of Excellence in Distance Education and has graduates from around the world. You’ll connect with award-winning faculty and a variety of students thorough interactive discussion boards, while learning advanced skills that will grow your career in forensic science.

    Admissions

    Master’s Degree Admission Requirements

    The minimum requirements to apply to the program as a master’s degree student are:

    • A bachelor’s degree in science from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or Canada
    • 3.0 upper-division GPA
    • Acceptable GRE scores

    Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

    The minimum requirements to apply to the program as a graduate certificate student are:

    • A bachelor’s degree in science from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or Canada
    • An upper-division GPA of 2.0 or higher.

    For more information about requirements, exceptions, and applying with a non-U.S. degree, visit the admissions page.

    Forensic Science Tuition Information

    UF’s forensic science graduate program offers competitive in-state tuition for all students, regardless of location.

    Application Fee: $37

    Cost per Credit Hour: $575 plus fees

    Credits Required for Master’s Degree: 32

    Credits Required for Graduate Certificate: 15

    Total Master’s Degree Tuition: $18,400 plus fees

    Total Graduate Certificate Tuition: $8,625 plus fees

    For more information about the costs of attendance and financial aid, visit the tuition page.

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