University of Florida

Museum Road & Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611

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The University of Florida’s Master of Science in Veterinary Medical Sciences, focusing on Forensic Toxicology, is a program of study offered through a predominantly online format. This degree is delivered through the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine and administered under the department of Physiological Sciences. The Forensic Toxicology concentration focuses on the general and advanced principles of toxicology, forensic toxicology, and Xenobiotic Biotransformation. This program may be of particular interest to individuals currently employed, or seeking employment, in settings such as crime laboratories, medical examiners offices, police departments, criminal defense, prosecution attorneys, hospitals, clinical chemistry laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry, and teaching high school science.

The M.S. in Veterinary Medical Sciences Forensic Toxicology concentration’s curriculum consists of 11 courses, which encompasses 32 credits. All of this coursework may be completed off campus, with the exception of a one-credit course consisting of three days of reviews, an oral examination, and a comprehensive final examination all taking place on UF’s Gainesville campus. Some of the courses that students will take through this course of study span the topics of Drug Biotransformation and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Toxicology, and Mammalian Pharmacology. Through this diverse and thorough curriculum, students may be able to gain a strong background in analytical techniques, pharmacokinetics, drug elimination, and toxicology.

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    Students must have an undergraduate degree in a science subject with a GPA of 3.0 (B grade) or better.

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    A one-credit course consististing of three days of reviews, oral examination, and comprehensive final examination in Gainesville, Florida.

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