Criminology, M.A. | University of South Florida | Tampa, United States
24 months
877 USD/credit 14470 USD/year
877 USD/credit 14470 USD/year
431 USD/credit 7111 USD/year
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The Criminology MA program from University of South Florida is offered by the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences.


The Department of Criminology

The Department of Criminology was established in 1972, and began offering Master's degrees in 1974.  In 1998, it became the second department in the State of Florida to offer the PhD degree in Criminology.  A study published in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, ranked USF Criminology faculty as seventh in the nation for scholarly research.

The faculty consists of well-respected researchers who have contributed to the study of macro and micro-level models of criminal behavior, victimology, race, violence, juvenile justice, corrections and radical and green criminology.

The Criminology MA program offered at 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:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (verbal)
144 (quantitative)

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    14470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 877 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    14470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 877 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7111 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 431 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Tampa

1122 - 1951 USD /month
Living costs

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