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University of South Florida · College of Behavioral & Community Sciences · 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 Ph.D. 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 juvenile justice and delinquency, policing, substance use and abuse, macro-level models of criminal behavior, theoretical criminology, criminal ethnography, victimology, and radical criminology. Read more...

  • Undergraduate in Criminology
  • Master in Criminology
  • Master in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Doctorate in Criminology

Making Lasting Connections

We know the importance of having the right network of colleagues, mentors, and friends. These links will help you set up those networks.

For our former students you can connect with our Doctoral Program Alumni.

Criminology Wall of Fame
Criminology Graduate Student Organization
American Criminal Justice Association
Alpha Phi Sigma

Criminology Newsletter


Journals Housed in Our Department

Journal of Crime and Justice

Editor: Michael Leiber

American Journal of Criminal Justice

Editor: Wesley G. Jennings

Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management

Editors: Lorie Fridell and Wesley G. Jennings