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Institutional Repository: M.S. Criminology and Criminal Justice

A guide to get you started on formatting and submitting your completed papers to the University of Tampa's Institutional Repository

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.

Thesis and Non-Thesis Tracks

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 the thesis 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.

Library Resources for Criminology Research

Click here to explore the resources and services available to you from the Macdonald-Kelce Library. Discover how to find books in the catalog, locate journal articles in the databases, and more.

Steps for Submitting Your Project

For Students:

1) Complete and have your Thesis signed by your advisor(s)

2) Fill out the ETD Agreement Form.

3) Email your advisor(s) the completed forms. These will be sent to the Library by your department for inclusion in the UoTIR.

Agreement Forms

Faculty Advisors: Have your students who are completing final projects as a part of their graduation requirements fill out the following form. Once completed, the student returns the form to his or her professor/advisor for signature.

Once both the student and the faculty member have signed off, the form and project are then submitted to the Library for inclusion in the repository.