Forensic Science Programs
Our online forensic science programs are designed to meet the needs of today's working professionals. There are several areas of concentration, many offering a graduate certificate or master's degree option. To learn more, browse through the list of programs below and let us know if you have questions.
- MS in Forensic Science
- MS in Forensic DNA & Serology
- MS in Forensic Toxicology
- MS in Forensic Drug Chemistry
- PSM in Forensic Science
- Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation
- Certificate in Forensic DNA & Serology
- Certificate in Forensic Toxicology
- Certificate in Forensic Drug Chemistry
- Certificate in Environmental Forensics
- Certificate in Veterinary Forensic Sciences
What To Expect
Each course is conducted online and is made up of specific topic modules. Most modules contain course notes supplemented with images, animation, and case studies, as well as step-by-step instructions for gearing up and accessing UF library materials and e-journals. Students have 24/7 access to course modules, which are released over the duration of the UF semester, enabling them to work at their own pace, on their own schedule.
Assessment is continuous throughout the semester. Grades are based on the successful completion of a written assignment at the end of each module. Some courses also include timed multiple choice quizzes and self tests. Assignment due dates and other important dates are provided on a course calendar. Students interact with teaching assistants, course instructors, and each other, using private course e-mail, discussion boards, and live chat sessions.
Students can register for one or more courses each semester. All certificate programs are conducted fully online, however all MS students must attend the UF campus for three days in their final semester to take a final comprehensive written and oral qualifying exam.