The University of Florida’s Online Forensic Science Graduate Certificate
Designed to cater to your unique interests and career goals, the University of Florida offers four 15-credit forensic science graduate certificate options, each with a different specialization:
- Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation
- Certificate in Forensic DNA & Serology
- Certificate in Forensic Toxicology
- Certificate in Forensic Drug Chemistry
These programs are offered entirely online with asynchronous elements and can be completed anywhere, at your own pace. Students are accepted year-round, allowing you to enroll at your convenience.
Once you’ve completed your graduate certificate coursework, you can transfer up to 15 credits to the master’s degree in forensic science, if you are admitted into the program and earn a grade of “B” or higher in the course(s). Being a graduate certificate student does not guarantee acceptance into the master’s degree program.
In addition to an in-depth exploration of the specialization of your choosing, our graduate certificates provide a strong foundation in forensic science, analytics techniques and laboratory QA/QC.
Advanced Career Opportunities
Our comprehensive program allows you to diversify your career options and make yourself a more versatile and in-demand asset in the workforce. Potential career environments include working in medical examiners’ offices, hospitals, clinical chemistry laboratories and law enforcement agencies. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many fields in forensic science enjoy a higher median salary and occupational growth rate compared to all other professions in the United States.
What are the admission requirements?
- A bachelor’s degree in a natural science subject from one of the institutional accreditors (or international equivalent) found in the “Accreditation” section at https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/graduate/
- An upper-division GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Your TOEFL scores (international applicants only)
- The GRE is not required!
If you would like more information about admission requirements, please visit the admissions page.
How much will it cost?
Tuition is $575 per credit hour (may increase to $625 per credit hour beginning this spring) plus fees. Some courses may require textbooks.