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Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice
The University of Tampa's Master of Science degree program in criminology and criminal justice prepares students for both practitioner and management careers in criminal justice and public safety. Students interested in learning more about this program should contact the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice graduate program coordinator, Chris Capsambelis.
Students gain the theoretical groundwork along with the research and statistical skills needed to design and evaluate effective public safety policy and practice. Courses also provide in-depth study of the structure of the criminal justice system.
Thesis and Non-Thesis Tracks
Students may choose between thesis and non-thesis tracks. The non-thesis option is designed for those currently employed or seeking employment in the criminal justice system. The thesis option is ideal for students planning to enter a doctoral program following graduation. Students choosing this track will be required to submit an electronic version of their thesis to the Macdonald-Kelce Library for inclusion in the digital repository, which is accessible on the internet. Students may choose to release the work for immediate access worldwide or choose embargoes restricting access of full text to only The University of Tampa community for one, three or five years, before the work is released freely on the web through the repository.
Students may begin the program during the fall, spring or summer terms. Courses can be taken in any sequence, with degree completion full-time within one calendar year or part-time within calendar two years.
Integrated B.S./M.S. Option
Current qualified undergraduates majoring in criminology and criminal justice may apply for enrollment in the combined degree program. Learn more about the integrated program admission requirements.
Classification: Master's College or University II
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