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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, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 22
Doctoral Degrees 3
Other Advanced Degrees 0

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 MA in Criminology: GRE required, preferred minimum scores of 153V (61st percentile), 144Q (17th percentile) or higher
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (preferred minimum score of 153 Verbal (61st percentile), 144 Quantitative (17thh percentile) or higher)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

131
Applied
82
Accepted
55
Enrolled
63%

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 MA in Criminology: GRE required, preferred minimum scores of 153V (61st percentile), 144Q (17th percentile) or higher
Master's Degree Requirements All master's require letters of recommendation; statement of purpose; in addition, the MA in Criminology and the MS in Cybercrime require a writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (preferred minimum score of 153 Verbal (61st percentile), 144 Quantitative (17thh percentile) or higher)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Masters degree with at least 3.4 GPA; 3 letters of recommendation; statement of purpose; writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

117
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 18.8%
Black or African American 14.53%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.71%
Unknown 2.56%

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
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:
268,420

Location & Contact

Address 4202 E. Fowler Avenue SOC 107
Tampa, FL  33620
United States
Contact Dr. Michael Leiber
Professor and Chair
Email: mjleiber@usf.edu
Phone: 813-9749704
Fax: 813-9742803

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