Forensic Science Online Graduate Program
Now in its second decade, the University of Florida’s award winning Forensic Science Master’s Program is the world’s largest and most prestigious forensic science program, with over 750 graduates. With five master’s degrees and six specialized graduate certificates, our online forensic science graduate program covers a wide array of topics in a format that is designed to fit your busy schedule. Taught by award-winning faculty, you will connect with students and alumni from around the globe through online, interactive discussion boards and forums. Learn more about our forensic science graduate programs today and investigate the possibilities.
Earn a 32-credit Master of Science Degree in Forensic Science, Forensic DNA and Serology, Forensic Toxicology, or Forensic Drug Chemistry. Students can also earn a 36-credit Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Degree in Forensic Science by a cooperative effort through Webber International University’s Graduate School of Business. View our full list of forensic science master's degree programs.
In addition to the master’s degree options listed above, UF offers 15-credit graduate certificates in Forensic Death Investigation (Pathology), Forensic DNA and Serology, Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Drug Chemistry, Environmental Forensics, and Veterinary Forensic Sciences. All of these programs provide a strong foundation in forensic science, analytics techniques, and lab QA/QC. View our full list of forensic science graduate certificates.
With elective courses in Biological Evidence and Serology, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Toxicology, and Forensic Entomology, and non-credit courses for high school science teachers and students, everyone can expand their Forensic IQ. Click here for a full list of online forensic science courses.
Honors and Awards
The Forensic Science Master’s program has earned the Award of Excellence in Distance Education from the American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC) in 2006. Dr. Ian Tebbett, Ph.D., who is the program director, was awarded the prestigious Irving Award from ADEC in 2011, as well as the 2010 Outstanding Leadership Award, which was issued by the U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA).
Why Forensic Science?
Forensic scientists collect, identify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations using cutting-edge field and laboratory techniques. The job outlook for forensic scientists is excellent as methods for analyzing evidence play an increasingly greater role in legal outcomes. Forensic careers exist in the following environments:
- Crime labs and medical diagnostic labs
- Medical examiners’ offices and prosecution attorney’s offices
- Hospital and clinical chemistry laboratories
- Law enforcement and government regulatory agencies
- Criminal defense firms
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"I came to UF to gain a deeper expertise in Forensic Science because I knew how applicable that added level of knowledge was to my career. I have been able to directly apply what I've learned to my work with hazardous chemicals, especially when dealing with accidents." View more student testimonials.
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