The University of Florida’s Online Master’s Degree in Forensic Science
Intended to advance your career and to enhance your knowledge in the field, the University of Florida offers four 32-credit forensic science master’s degree options, each with a different specialization:
- MS in Forensic Science
- MS in Forensic DNA & Serology
- MS in Forensic Toxicology
- MS 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. While most students complete the degree within two to three years, you have up to seven years to complete the program, allowing you to take time off if needed.
In addition to an in-depth exploration of the specialization of your choosing, our master’s degrees provide a strong foundation in forensic science, data analysis 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 opportunities include working in medical examiner’s offices, hospitals, clinical chemistry laboratories and law enforcement agencies. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many jobs 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 3.0 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.