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.

Summer 2021

In-Person, Interactive Summer Labs

Join us in Gainesville this summer for a hands-on experience.

July 19-23

Forensic Photography Laboratory

This lab has been designed to give students a hands-on approach regarding the basic concepts of bloodstain pattern analysis and interpretation. Topics cover the history, properties of blood, distribution, shapes, sizes, mechanisms to create patterns/stains, surface textures, and methods to obtain Area of Convergence and Area of Origin.

July 26-30

Principles of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Laboratory

This course has been designed to give students an interactive approach regarding the basic concepts of photographing crime scenes.  Students will review the history, the operation of the digital camera, admissibility and court challenges of photos, camera functions, photo sequencing and composition, use of lighting, flash, ALS, macro photography, videography, and will include photo exercises. Students are required to bring a Digital SLR camera to participate in class exercises. 

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2021 Application Dates

Summer 2021 (class starts early May.): April 12 Fall 2021 (class starts late Aug.): July 26 Spring 2022 (class starts early Jan.): Nov. 15 Summer 2022 (class starts early May.): April 11

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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

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Semester Offerings

Classes are offered every Fall, Spring and Summer semester!

ABOUT THE 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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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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