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.
Overview of Master’s Program
Our forensic science master’s degree offers four specialized concentrations:
- M.S. in Forensic Science
- M.S. in Forensic DNA & Serology
- M.S. in Forensic Toxicology*
- M.S. in Forensic Drug Chemistry
*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.
M.S. degrees require 32-credit hours. Most students complete the degree within 2-3 years, but you have up to 7 years to complete the program.
M.S. graduates earn a Master of Science in Pharmacy with a major in Pharmaceutical Science issued by the Graduate School of the University of Florida.
These programs are offered entirely online with asynchronous elements and can be completed anywhere, at your own pace.
Tuition is $575 per credit hour (may increase to $625 per credit hour beginning this spring) plus fees. Some courses may require textbooks.
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.
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 your educational and career goals. At UF, each course is made up 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 email, discussion boards, and live chat sessions.