Continuing Education


The Maples Center provides academic courses at the Master of Science level in Forensic Medicine, Veterinary Forensic Sciences, Wildlife Forensic Sciences , and Shelter Medicine as well as Continuing Education courses both online and in-person. The Maples Center unifies the existing programs (anthropology, pathology, chemistry, nursing, and others), and creates a much requested degree tract. All educational programs, workshops, and international symposia sponsored by the Maples Center are of exceptional quality in order to attract the best scholars at every level to bring fresh and multi-faceted approaches and insight to the widest range of contemporary medico-legal issues. The Center has been tasked with the development of the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System (FEMORS) by the Florida Department of Health in conjunction with the State’s Division of Emergency Operations. The Center has developed a state-oriented plan including training for use in a mass fatality incident. For more information on FEMORS visit  Additionally, the Maples Center for Forensic Medicine includes the Wildlife Forensic Sciences Laboratory for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.