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University of South Florida

Department of Criminology

Tampa, FL

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Overview

University of South Florida / Department of Criminology is located in Tampa, FL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Cybercrime
Master of Arts (MA) Criminology
Master of Arts (MA) Criminal justice administration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Criminology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 26
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

114
Applied
63
Accepted
30
Enrolled
55%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No
Spring deadline September 30th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose; minimum GPA of 3.0 in all upper-division coursework for bachelor's degree, three letters of recommendation, and writing sample (for criminology); minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, work experience in the criminal justice field, and two letters of recommendation (for criminal justice administration)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in all upper-division coursework for bachelor's degree or 3.4 in graduate coursework; three letters of recommendation; statement of purpose; sample of academic written work

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

85
Total Graduate Students
57%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
42%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.06%
Black or African American 15.29%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.18%
Unknown 2.35%

Gender

Male (38%)
Female (61%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 0
Male (8)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Juvenile justice and delinquency, substance use and abuse, macro-level models of criminal behavior, race and social control, violence
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
412,414

Location & Contact

Address 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL  33620-9951
United States
Contact Dr. Michael Leiber
Professor and Chair
Email: mjleiber@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-9704
Fax: 813-974-2803