Criminology & Law

Our combination of size, intellectual diversity, and strong specialty areas, plus the ambience of a university community, makes the University of Florida an ideal setting in which to pursue advanced training in criminology or law and society.

The department offers graduate study in Criminology, Law and Society (CLS) leading to an M.A. degree, a Ph.D. degree, and a joint M.A./J.D. degree. Graduate education typically involves training in both crime and justice and law and society. There are approximately 10 criminologists appointed to the graduate faculty of the CLS program.

How does our program compare with others across the country?

Excerpts from the 2004-2005 Survey of The American Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Part I: Graduate Studies

Average UF
Number of Undergraduate criminology/criminal justice majors 660 654
Number of Applications Submitted for Admissions in 2004-2005
Master’s Program
Doctoral Program
60
30
25
21
Average Combined (Verbal/Quantitative) GRE Score of Doctoral Students 1103 1120
Number of Students Newly Enrolled in Master’s Program that are:
European-American
African-American
Hispanic-American
Asian-American
American Indian
Other
14
3
1
0
0
0
7
0
0
1
0
0
Number of Students Newly Enrolled in Doctoral Program that are:
European-American
African-American
Hispanic-American
Asian-American
American Indian
Other
4.5
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
1
0
Average Amount of Most Lucrative Award for Full-time Doctoral Study $15,300 $14,500
Average Amount of Basic (Typical) Award for “fully funded” Master’s Students $8,750 $9,500
Average Amount of Basic (Typical) Award for “fully funded” Doctoral Students $11,740 $9,500
Average Number of Graduate Students Employed by Externally Funded Projects 5 2

Part II: Graduate Faculty

Average UF
Average Number of Full-Time Graduate Faculty who are:
Above Full Professor
Full Professor
Associate Professors
Assistant Professors
Instructor
Other
0
6
4
3
0
0
3
3
3
5
0
0
Average Number of Full-Time Faculty who have Tenure 12 9
Average Number of Full-Time Faculty who are:
Female
Male
5
10
5
9

Part III: Compensation and Assignment

Average UF
Standard Number of Courses Assigned to Faculty in an Academic Year 4 4

Participating Universities

  • University at Albany – School of Criminal Justice
  • American Univesity – Justice, law, and Society Program
  • University of Arkansas, Little Rock – Department of Criminal Justice
  • Arizona State University – School of Justice and Social Inquiry
  • University of California, Irvine – Criminology Law & Society
  • CUNY: John Jay College of Criminal Justice – Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice
  • University of Cincinnati – Division of Criminal Justice
  • University of Delaware – Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
  • Florida State University – School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • University of Florida – Criminology, Law and Society
  • University of Central Florida – Dept. of Criminal Justice & Legal Studies
  • University of South Florida – Department of Criminology
  • University of Illinois at Chicago – Department of Criminal Justice
  • Indiana University, Bloomington – Department of Criminal Justice
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania – Department of Criminology
  • University of Maryland – Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Michigan State University – School of Criminal Justice
  • University of Southern Mississippi – Department of Criminal Justice
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis – Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • University of Nebraska, Omaha – Department of Criminal Justice
  • North Dakota State University – Criminal Justice & Political Science
  • Northeastern University – College of Criminal Justice
  • Penn State University – Crime, Law and Justice
  • University of Pennsylvania – Fels Center of Government
  • Prairie View A&M University – School of Juvenile Justice
  • Rutgers University – School of Criminal Justice
  • Sam Houston State University – Criminal Justice Center
  • Simon Fraser University – School of Criminology
  • Washington State University – Department of Political Science, Criminal Justice Program