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University of South Florida

Department of Criminology

Tampa, FL

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University of South Florida

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
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 22
Doctoral Degrees 3

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 required (Criminology) - Preferred minimum scores of 153V (61st percentile), 144Q (17th percentile) or higher
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam A preferred minimum score of 153 Verbal (61st percentile), 144 Quantitative (17thh percentile) or higher on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

135
Applied
84
Accepted
59
Enrolled
62%

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 required (Criminology) - Preferred minimum scores of 153V (61st percentile), 144Q (17th percentile) or higher
Master's Degree Requirements 2 letters of recommendation; statement of purpose; and writing sample (Criminology and Cybercrime)
Doctoral Degree Exam A preferred minimum score of 153 Verbal (61st percentile), 144 Quantitative (17thh percentile) or higher on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

103
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 17.48%
Black or African American 11.65%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0.97%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.91%
Unknown 0.97%

Gender

Male (46%)
Female (53%)

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:
195,549

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

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