Certificate in Forensic Science (Undergraduate)

Prospective candidates must submit an application to the Forensic Science Certificate Program Director. Students who are applying for admissions to the undergraduate program in a scientific discipline must follow the process as described in the manual for admissions.

Students who already hold a bachelor's degree from another institution and have fulfilled all the prerequisites for the Forensic Certificate Program should apply to the program and submit their transcripts for evaluation as part of the application process. The application material and all supporting documents must be sent to the Forensic Science Certificate Program Director. Students must meet all requirements and policies that are applicable to admissions to the university for a certificate program.

Applicants who are already accepted students in one of the science programs at FIU and desire to obtain a forensic science certificate must apply directly to the Forensic Science Certificate Program Director. The forms are available for download by clicking here. The address is:

Florida International University
International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI)
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University Park, CP-306
Miami, Florida 33199

Master of Science in Forensic Science (Graduate)

Prospective candidates must submit an application for admission to the graduate program.

Please see the Preliminary online application.

Application deadline for Fall admission is March 1st of every year. Application forms are available from the Department of Chemistry Office or online at Completed application forms with a $20.00 non-refundable application fee should be sent to:

Admissions Office
Florida International University
University Park, PC140
Miami, Florida, 33199

Applicants must also arrange to have official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended and official test scores (GRE, plus TOEFL as a foreign student and TSE if a foreign student applying for financial support) sent to the Admissions Office. Transcripts in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to:

Forensic Science Graduate Program Director
Florida International University
Department of Chemistry
University Park
Miami, FL 33199

Florida International University has a rolling admissions policy. When the Admissions Office receives an application, application fee, transcripts and GRE, TOEFL, and TSE scores, they are forwarded to the Forensic Science program director in the Department of Chemistry for evaluation. A graduate committee convenes three times/year to evaluate applications. Formal admission to the M.S. program and awards of teaching assistantships are granted by the Graduate Program Director in consultation with the Graduate Committee. The program can accept students at the beginning of each semester (fall, spring, and summer). For full consideration all the application materials should be received at least 6 months in advance of the desired starting date.

For preliminary applications: CHMapplication.htm