Master’s Degree

University of Florida’s online Master of Science in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Forensic Medicine is designed for professionals who are interested in accelerating their careers in forensic medicine, forensic pathology, and medicolegal death investigation. Our program is entirely online and allows students to gain valuable knowledge and skills in our program without disrupting their careers. Students will learn:

  • Basic application of forensic medicine to the process of medicolegal death investigation
  • Improved crime scene processing skills, including the recognition, documentation, collection, and analysis of physical evidence associated with the episode of death
  • Improved professional report writing for use in legal investigations
  • Enhanced ability to provide expert witness testimony in the courtroom

A forensic scientist brushing a wall for evidence

A comprehensive education

The 37-credit degree program can be completed in as little as two years and includes:

  • 26 credits of core coursework including Forensic Anthropology, Artifacts of Decomposition, Trauma Analysis, and Communication Skills in a Forensic Context
  • 11 credits of electives across a wide array of subjects including Forensic Investigation, Traffic Homicide Investigation and Reconstruction, and Principles of Forensic Toxicology
  • Thesis and non-thesis options

Learn more about our courses here.