Admission Requirements

Each year, students applying to the Doctoral Program in Criminology become part of the admissions pool. To become eligible for the admissions pool, candidates for admission must meet the minimum standards noted below. Because the number of admissions is limited, only the most qualified candidates in each admissions pool shall be accepted to the Ph.D. program in Criminology.

Minimum Standards for Eligibility

Applicants will be selected for admission on a competitive basis based on the following:

Click here for details on How to Apply.


International Students

International students should be aware that the Department of Criminology requires a course-by-course evaluation of all transcripts. Details can be found here.

International students from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate proof of English language proficiency. Click here for details.

Please note that the Department of Criminology will only waive the proof of English proficiency requirement for international students from non-English speaking countries, who have earned a four-year degree in the United States.

More information on international applications can be found at: Office of Admissions

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Ráchael Powers
Graduate Director
(813) 974-9531
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Mailing Address:
Department of Criminology - SOC 107
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave. Tampa, Florida 33620-8100