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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Sciences
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Play a vital role in forensic investigations to help solve crimes and serve justice.

Play a vital role in forensic investigations to help solve crimes and serve justice.

Harness the full potential of forensic science to make an impact in crime resolution. This expanding field is full of opportunities for passionate students who want to make a difference.

UCF Online’s Master of Science in Forensic Science was developed as a diverse, innovative program that is responsive to our deepening understanding of how science and technology can be leveraged to resolve crimes. With three different concentrations — forensic professional, forensic analysis, and forensic biochemistry — you’re able to focus on the area you’re most passionate about. You’ll emerge prepared to harness the power of modern forensic topics and technologies to lead forensic investigations.

This online program is designed for both practicing professionals and full-time students. Led by internationally recognized experts in the field, your master’s in forensic science will prepare you to advance within this highly interdisciplinary science. With both thesis and nonthesis options, you can earn your degree in forensic science in as little as two years. Get started today.

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Application Deadlines

March 1

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Course Overview

Topics in Forensic Science

Learn about the history and current topics in Forensic Science.

Gain a deeper understanding of the modern analytical methods and protocols for the forensic analysis of ignitable liquids. Ignitable liquid production as relates to ASTM classification, sampling methods, databases and modern methods of data analysis.

Dive into a laboratory course for forensic molecular biologists covering the procedures for recovering and typing DNA from evidentiary materials.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Deeper understanding of analytical methods and protocols for the forensic analysis.
  • Implement quality assurance for forensic scientists.
  • Conduct yourself as a technically and scientifically trained expert witnesses at trial.

Career Projections


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2019 - 2029

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Career Opportunities

  • Forensic Biochemist
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Forensic Physicist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Forensic Statistician