The M.S. in Forensic Medicine program is administered through UF’s College of Medicine. Upon successful completion of this program, students will receive a diploma stating:

  • Master of Science issued by the Graduate School
  • The transcripts will read Master of Science in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Forensic Medicine

Requirements | Transfer of Credits | Application Information


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Master’s degree minimum requirements: for all applicants (domestic and international)

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a natural science subject, anthropology, forensic science, or criminology/criminal justice.
  2. An upper-division GPA of 3.0 (B-grade) or better.
  3. GRE examination with a Cumulative Score of 297 (for exams taken before August 2011 – 500 for each Verbal and Quantitative sections).
    • Official scores must be sent directly to the UF Office of Admissions at code 5812 from the Education Testing Services (ETS).
    • An exemption from the GRE may be granted if you have earned a previous graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. If you have a graduate or a professional degree from an international institution, you must take and submit GRE scores from within the past 7 years.  There is no exception.
    • If you are earning a graduate-level degree but will not have it completed by the application deadline for the term you applied for, you are not exempt from the GRE.

If the student does not meet one or more of the above requirements, email both Dr. Lerah Sutton ( and Dr. Jason Byrd (, as the student may still be eligible for admission.

Exam Section

GRE Scores

Cumulative Score 297

Once you’ve taken the exam, the scores take six weeks to get to the Admissions office. Please take this into account when you schedule your exam (see critical dates and deadlines here). Visit the GRE website to sign up to take the GRE.


Additional master’s degree minimum requirements: for international or non-English speaking applicants only

For a person whose native language is not English or for an applicant who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a non-English speaking country, minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores are 550 for the paper-based, 213 for the computer-based, or 80 for the internet-based exams.

To be admitted to a master’s degree program, the applicant must score the following on the TOEFL:

TOEFL Exam Type

Required Score

Paper-based 550
Computer-based 213
Internet 80


Non-Degree Admissions Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a natural science subject, anthropology, forensic science, or criminology/criminal justice.


An upper-division GPA of 2.0 (C-grade) or better.

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Transfer of Credits

A maximum of 9 transfer credits are allowed to count toward a M.S. degree. These can include no more than 9 credits from institutions approved by UF, with the balance obtained from non-degree and/or certificate courses at the University of Florida. These courses must be graduate level (5000-7999) and earned with a grade of B or better. The course(s) cannot have been taken longer than seven years from the term you begin as a M.S. student.

To have credits reviewed for transfer from another university, please email the following information:

  • The name of your previous institution
  • The course name/number from your previous institution
  • The term/year the course was completed
  • The course in our program for which you think the credits will satisfy
  • A copy of your transcripts (unofficial is fine), or a notification that we already have them on file
  • A syllabus for the course that you would like to transfer

We will forward the request to the Supervisory Committee for your major who will then make a decision.

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Application Information

Master’s Degree Application

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