The Department is committed to a liberal arts education, believing that this pedagogy best prepares students for whatever choices they might make upon graduation. Accordingly, faculty members are drawn from a number of social science and human service fields, including, but not limited to, Sociology, criminology, Political Science, Public Administration, Law, and Social Work. The faculty is dedicated to ensuring that the perspectives of the academic criminologist, the criminal justice professional, the offender, the victim, and society are each critically examined within an academic/scholarly framework.
Application Deadlines are as follows: Fall: Jan 15 (PHD - Fall only); Spring: September 30 (MA only); and Summer: No Summer Admissions
The University of South Florida is accredited by The Commission on Colleges of the South Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).