What is this program?
UF’s online forensic science graduate program is the world’s largest and most prestigious. You can earn a master of science degree with convenient online courses, while focusing on one of our four specializations. This program is tailored for professionals so you can continue working while earning your master’s degree.
All courses are offered online with the exception of Special Topics, a 3-day cumulative final examination at the end of the master’s degree which takes place on-campus in Gainesville, FL.
Who is this program for?
This program is ideal for professionals in law enforcement; crime laboratories; military services; the pharmaceutical industry; hospital or clinical chemistry laboratories; academia; and more. Students come from a wide range of professions including medical examiners and criminal defense or prosecution attorneys.
What options are available?
There are four specializations available:
- MS in Forensic Science
- MS in Forensic DNA & Serology
- MS in Forensic Toxicology
- MS in Forensic Drug Chemistry
These program are flexible and accept students year-round. You can apply for fall, spring, or summer admission. Most students finish their master’s degree in 2–3 years, but you have up to 7 years to complete the degree if you need time off. Click here to learn more about admission requirements and the application process.