Admissions

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


Requirements

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.

Note: Letters of recommendation are not required and are not considered or reviewed in the admission decision process.

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

Master’s Degree Application

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.

For more information on the necessary scores for English language skills tests, please visit this website.

Master’s Degree Application

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Transfer of Credits

A maximum of 9 transfer credits are allowed to count toward a M.S. degree. 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 masters@dce.ufl.edu 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 Department, who will then make a decision.

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Application Information

Master’s Degree Application

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