M.Sc. On Campus

Criminology and Criminal Justice

The University of Tampa

12 months
655 USD/credit 19650 USD/year
655 USD/credit 19650 USD/year
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The Criminology and Criminal Justice program of The University of Tampa prepares students for both practitioner and management careers in criminal justice and public safety.



  • Launch or advance your career in law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, victim advocacy or criminal justice management
  • Begin program in fall, spring or summer; graduate within two years
  • Earn credentials to pursue doctoral studies or to teach at the college level
  • Choose thesis or non-thesis option based on educational or career goals
  • Conduct research with faculty members
  • Integrated B.S./M.S. option available for qualified undergraduates

Thesis and Non-Thesis Tracks

Students of the Criminology and Criminal Justice program of The University of Tampa may choose between thesis and non-thesis tracks. The non-thesis option is designed for those currently employed or seeking employment in the criminal justice system. The thesis option is ideal for students planning to enter a doctoral program following graduation. Students choosing this track will be required to submit an electronic version of their thesis to the Macdonald-Kelce Library for inclusion in the digital repository, which is accessible on the internet. Students may choose to release the work for immediate access worldwide or choose embargoes restricting access of full text to only The University of Tampa community for one, three or five years, before the work is released freely on the web through the repository.

Programme Structure

Courses offerings

  • Criminological theory
  • Criminal justice policy and program evaluation
  • Statistics for criminal justice research
  • Ethical issues in criminal justice
  • Policing and public policy
  • Corrections and public policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The university has rolling admissions. We recommend the following dates as guidelines:

  • Fall Intake: by the end of May.
  • Spring Intake: by the end of October.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application
  • $40 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from undergraduate degree-granting institution
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources
  • Writing sample indicating evidence of ability to conduct scholarly research (thesis option applicants)
  • Personal statement (In approximately 500-1,000 words, describe your professional goals and how a graduate degree from The University of Tampa will help you accomplish those goals. In turn, you may also want to emphasize what you can contribute to the graduate program.)
  • Professional résumé

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 655 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 655 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Tampa

1122 - 1951 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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