Online Master’s Degree in Forensic Medicine

Online education designed for students and working professionals seeking to apply medical knowledge to the investigation of crime.

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Program Overview

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 Deadlines

Fall 2024July 15, 2024
Spring 2025November 15, 2024
Summer 2025April 1, 2025


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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UF’s fully-online program offers working professionals the opportunity to earn an advanced degree in Forensic Medicine from anywhere in the world!

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