Courses and schedules are subject to change based on demand and availability.

Summer 2021

Featured Course: Forensic Photography Laboratory

Join us in Gainesville, FL this summer to get a hands-on approach regarding the basic concepts of photographing crime scenes.  Students will become familiar with 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.

Summer 2021

Featured Course: Principles of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Laboratory

Join us in Gainesville, FL this summer to get a hands-on approach regarding the basic concepts of bloodstain pattern analysis and interpretation. Students will become familiar with 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.

Which courses will you take in forensic medicine?

Degree Options

The online M.S. in Forensic Medicine program consists of 37 credits – 28 core credit hours and 9 elective credit hours – and has thesis and non-thesis options.

Full Course List

Core Courses

Course #Course NameCreditsTypeFallSpringSummer
GMS6360Principles of Forensic Medicine 14CoreX
GMS6361Principles of Forensic Medicine 2**4CoreX
GMS6362Principles of Crime Scene Investigation3CoreXXX
GMS6352Artifacts of Decomposition3CoreXXX
GMS6354Communication Skills in a Forensic Context3CoreXXX
GMS6351Trauma Analysis3CoreX
GMS6363Principles of Osteology3CoreX
GMS6905Independent Studies in Forensic Medicine (Literature Survey)2CoreXXX
GMS6905Independent Studies in Medical Sciences (Final Exam)1CoreXXX

Electives – Online

Course #Course NameCreditsTypeFallSpringSummer
GMS6350Forensic Investigations3ElectiveXXX
GMS6353Gross Anatomical Exam3ElectiveX
GMS6355Traffic Homicide Investigation and Reconstruction3ElectiveTBD
GMS6356Applied Osteology3ElectiveX
GMS6357Forensic Photography***3ElectiveX
GMS6358Forensic Medicine 3**4ElectiveTBD
GMS6359Principles of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis3ElectiveX
VME6053Skeletal Trauma Analysis in Animals3ElectiveX
VME6054Scientific and Legal Principles of Forensic Evidence3ElectiveX
GMS6971Research for Master's Thesis (Thesis Research)6ElectiveXXX
ENY 6706Forensic Entomology3ElectiveX

Most Maples Center program courses count as electives within other Maples Center programs, so long as they reasonably apply toward the degree. To learn more about these other programs please visit their websites: Shelter Medicine | Veterinary Forensic Sciences | Wildlife Forensic Sciences & Conservation

Learn more about the thesis and non-thesis options and their course requirements here. 

Electives – In-Person

We look forward to offering in-person lab courses for Summer 2021! Forensic Photography Laboratory will run the week of July 19. Principles of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Laboratory will run the week of July 26. Both courses will take place at the UF TREEO Center. 

Course #Course NameCreditsTypeFallSpringSummer
GMS6357LForensic Photography Laboratory3ElectiveX
GMS6359LPrinciples of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Laboratory3ElectiveX
GMS6352LArtifacts of Decomposition Laboratory3ElectiveX
GMS6362LPrinciples of Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory3ElectiveX

*** Access to DSLR camera and tripod required
** Pre-requisites needs to be met prior to taking FM2 and FM3
Last updated 03/31/2021