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Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Forensic Science

Program Details

The University of Florida’s Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Forensic Science is made possible through the university’s partnership with the American Society of for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The program is unique due to the emphasis placed on the application of forensic science and medicine to animal related crimes, including animal cruelty cases.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a natural science subject OR a DVM degree
  • An upper-division GPA of a 2.0 or better

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


UF is partially authorized for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Washington. States pending authorization include: Kansas, Michigan, New York, and Oregon.

Distance education programs in allied health professions, counseling, education, nursing, social work, and veterinary medicine may require additional approval from state licensing agencies or boards. Out-of-state students who are considering applying to a professional program should contact the licensing agency or board in their state prior to enrollment.