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Advising Office & Undergraduate Program

For more information and resources about the Undergraduate Program and Advising, visit their page. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, click here

Contact Advisors 

Sandra Jones, M.A.
(813) 974-3311
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Sharon Loschiavo, M.Ed.
(813) 974-9548
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Travis J. Taylor, M.A.E.
(813) 974-2904
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Undergraduate Program Contacts

Andrew Franz, J.D. 
Undergraduate Coordinator
Phone: (813) 974-6669
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Karine Rodrigues, M.S.
Academic Services Administrator
Phone: (813) 974-7197
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FACULTY & STAFF

  • For a list of all Criminology Faculty/Instructors, click here.
  • For a list of all Tampa Staff, click here.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

We offer a M.A. in Criminology, Ph.D. in Criminology, M.S. in Cybercrime M.A. in Criminal Justice Administration, and M.A. in Criminal Justice.

M.A. in Criminology

The Master of Arts in Criminology is a two-year program designed to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the major ideas and issues in criminology and criminal justice. Students will master both theoretical and methodological tools of inquiry used in the field of criminology and criminal justice.

For more information on the program along with Admission and funding information, click here.

Contact:

Michael Lynch, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Director
University of South Florida
Department of Criminology, SOC 107
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620
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Ph.D. in Criminology

The Ph.D. or Doctor of Philosophy is granted in recognition of the highest attainment in a specific field of knowledge. It is a research degree conferred when a student has demonstrated proficiency and distinctive achievement in a specified field. The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires a student to complete a dissertation that provides evidence of the ability to do original and independent research that contributes to a body of knowledge.

For more information on the program along with Admission and funding information, click here.

Contact:

Michael Lynch, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Director
University of South Florida
Department of Criminology, SOC 107
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620
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M.S. in Cybercrime 

The Master of Science in Cybercrime is a fully online program designed to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the major issues in criminology as it relates to cybercrime. Students will master current criminology theory as it relates to the social and behavioral aspects of cybercrime, learn investigative methodologies and tools, and develop skills in the application of digital forensic science to cybercrime investigations.

For more information on the program along with Admission and funding information, click here.

Contacts:

Julianna Kirschner
Cybercrime Recruiter
Criminology Department 
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SOC 107,
Tampa, FL 33620
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R. LeGrande Gardner, Ph.D.
Program Director, MS Cybercrime Degree,
Department of Criminology;
Director, Digital Forensics Program,
MS Cybersecurity Degree Program,
Office of Graduate Studies;
Instructor, Criminology Department
University of South Florida,
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SOC 107
Tampa, FL 33620
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M.A. in Criminal Justice Administration 

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration (MACJA) degree is designed for and restricted to working professionals in the criminal justice field. The MACJA program aims to enhance current criminal justice practitioners' technical skills, decision-making processes, and analytic capabilities. Scheduled for the convenience of working professionals, classes are held on Saturdays for five consecutive semesters.

For more information on the program along with Admission and funding information, click here.

Contact:

Max Bromley, Ed.D.
MACJA Program Director
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Phone: (813) 974-7281
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M.A. in Criminal Justice

The Master’s in Criminal Justice (MACJ) program is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in a criminal justice field or already working in a criminal justice or related agency. The program provides an opportunity for students to explore and gain a deeper understanding of current issues facing the criminal justice system and the impact they have on the larger society. In addition, students gain critical thinking and decision-making skills that enable them to make significant contributions to solving vital social problems.

For more information on the program, click here.

Contact:

Jessica Grosholz, Ph.D.
MACJ Program Director
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
Department of Criminology, C250
8350 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243
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INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

For more information on the program, please send an email to: ccjadvise@usf.edu


CONTACT US

Department of Criminology Administrative Office

Main Office Suite
SOC 322
Phone: (813) 974-9708**
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm

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**All advising or Undergraduate Program inquiries should go directly to the Advisors or Advising Suite.

Advising & Undergraduate Program Office

Advising Suite
SOC 305
Phone: (813) 974-7197
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

College of Behavioral and Community Sciences

Dean's Office
4202 E. Fowler Ave., MHC 1110,
Tampa, FL 33620
Phone: (813) 974-4602
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