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Online Master of Science in Forensic Medicine

Our fully-online program in Forensic Medicine is designed for students and working professionals seeking to apply medical knowledge to the investigation of crime.

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The 37-credit, thesis-optional program provides a comprehensive education in Forensic Medicine. Courses include Artifacts of Decomposition, Trauma Analysis, and Forensic Anthropology. Each is also offered as a non-credit CE option.

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Why Online?

UF’s fully-online program offers working professionals the opportunity to earn an advanced degree in Forensic Medicine from anywhere in the world. Learn more about our admissions requirements and application process.

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Online Graduate Program in Forensic Medicine

Investigate the possibilities with the world’s first 100% online master’s degree in forensic medicine. The University of Florida is proud to be at the forefront of this field offering students the ability to gain the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in forensic medicine with courses instructed by industry leading UF professors and researchers in a fully-online environment.

Professionals beginning their careers and those already working in the field will benefit from the curriculum that blends medical knowledge and crime scene processing to investigate and solve crimes. Students will take classes in areas like forensic anthropology, artifacts of decomposition and trauma analysis to complete their master’s degree. Offered through the College of Medicine and the Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine via the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine, the online Master of Science in Forensic Medicine provides worldwide access to a high-quality UF education.

Students and professionals will use state-of-the-art technology and resources to connect to professors, access resources and complete practical components of courses and exams — all from anywhere in the world.

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Quick Info

  • Master's Degree
    (37 credit hours)

    Thesis option: includes 6 credit hours of thesis research
    Non-thesis option: includes 6 credit hours of program electives


  • Application Deadline for Summer 2019: April 1, 2019
  • Application Deadline for Fall 2019: July 29, 2019
  • Application Deadline for Spring 2020: November 18, 2019

To Apply

  • Complete Department Form
  • Complete UF Application Form
  • Send your transcripts (and other supporting documents, if applicable)
  • Send your test scores (if applicable)

We have experienced professionals to help you through the process. Contact us today or Apply Now to begin your future at UF.


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Phone: (352) 294-1391

Email: masters@dce.ufl.edu