Earn your degree with a top-10 ranked forensic science program.

Program Overview

Master’s Degree

Intended to advance your career and to enhance your knowledge in the field, the University of Florida offers four specialized forensic science master’s degree options that can be complete in 32-credits .



You may take up to 6 credits as a non-degree seeking student prior to being admitted to either the graduate certificate or master’s degree program.

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Enhance Your Career

Who should consider this program?

People in Crime laboratories, medical examiner offices, law enforcement agencies, criminal defense and prosecution practices, hospital and clinical chemistry laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, private DNA labs, teaching and academia have all excelled within our Forensic Science program

Forensic Science At a Glance

No GRE Required

The GRE is no longer required for any of our graduate programs.

Flexible & Part-Time

Our program is formatted with the working professional in mind. Take classes on your schedule, at your pace.

Esteemed Faculty

Learn from internationally recognized and award-winning faculty within a Top 5 nationally ranked university.

Live & Interactive

Our courses are conducted fully online, with no on campus visits required, through asynchronous learning.

Degree Completion

Upon completion of the program, M.S. graduates will earn a Master of Science in Pharmacy with a major in Pharmaceutical Science issued by the Graduate School of the University of Florida. Your transcript will read Master of Science in Pharmacy, graduation date, major Pharmaceutical Sciences, concentration in the area you specialized in (one of four) issued by the Graduate School of the University of Florida. Your diploma will read Master of Science in Pharmacy.*

Upon completion of the 15-credit certificate program, students will receive a University of Florida Graduate Certificate in their specific concentration (one of the four). This certificate program is open to appropriately qualified local, national, and international students.

*Note the Forensic Toxicology concentrations is provided by the College of Veterinary Medicine, not Pharmacy.  Graduates from this program will earn Master of Science with a major in Veterinary Medical Sciences.  The diploma will read Master of Science issued by the Graduated School.

Transferring 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.

Graduate certificate students can benefit from this option as well; up to 15 credits earned in your certificate program can be transferred to the master’s degree.

In both instances, you must be admitted to the respective graduate program and must have earned a grade of “B” or higher in the course(s) for the credits to transfer.