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Criminology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) , FL,
The University of South Florida's M.A. in Criminology is a two-year program 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.

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The University of South Florida's M.A. in Criminology is a two-year program 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.

All course work counted toward the degree must have the prior approval of the Graduate Program Director of the Department of Criminology.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Criminological Theory
  • Criminal Justice and Public Policy
  • Research Methods in Criminology 
  • Quantitative Analysis 
  • ProSeminar in Criminology
  • Seminar in Nature and Causes of Crime
  • Seminar in Violence
  • Seminar in Social Inequality and Crime
  • Seminar in Drugs and Crime

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. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    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

  • A minimum GRE test score of at least 500 verbal and at least 600 quantitative

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Statement of purpose, indicating how the program would suit the student's interests and serve his/her professional goals

  • Complete transcripts of undergraduate work and any previous graduate work

  • International students need an official transcript evaluation, see Graduate School Admissions

  • A completed USF Application to Graduate Studies

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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