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Criminology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

The Criminology program of University of South Florida is a two-year major designed to provide the student with an in depth understanding of the major ideas, issues, theories, and research comprising the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Criminology Theory
  • Research Methods in Criminology
  • Quantitative Analysis in Criminology
  • Criminal Justice and Public Policy
  • Quantitative Analysis in Criminology
  • Pro Seminar in Criminology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.

    Minimum required Verbal Reasoning score:

    153

    Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:

    144

    The score range represents scores typically accepted at this institution.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
  • GRE scores
  • A statement of purpose detailing: (a) reasons for seeking a MA degree in criminology, (b) research interests, and (c) future career plans.
  • A professional or academic writing sample providing evidence of the candidate’s academic capabilities.
  • Three letters of reference speaking to the applicant’s academic capabilities

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15864 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    7840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7840 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tampa

  • 1122 - 1960 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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