How to Apply


PhD students are admitted once each year in the Fall. Applications for admissions along with all supporting documents must be received by January 15th.


On-line Application

All applicants must complete the 'VZ College Application'.


Unofficial transcripts are sufficient when applying, but official transcripts are required to enroll.

GRE Scores

You must take the "General Test". Direct your official scores to USF Criminology; our institution code is 005828. For the application process, a copy of the unofficial report is sufficient and can be uploaded within the application.

Supporting Documents

The following supporting documents must be uploaded into the application by the deadline:


For more information, please contact:

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