Candidates for admission to the M.A. program must have an Honours Bachelor's degree with a major in Criminology or equivalent degree. A final year average of B+ is usually required, along with a cumulative average of at least B+ in all criminology courses.
Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Program Committee, which considers all prior university grades, a writing sample and letters of reference
Proficiency in English usage, both written and oral, is essential to pursue graduate studies at Laurier. Applicants whose language of instruction during the undergraduate degree was other than English must furnish evidence of proficiency in English, prior to admission.
Application and Admissions
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Tuition and Fees
Before you apply to graduate school, consider the costs associated with a graduate degree. For a full breakdown of tuition and fees, please click here.
Funding and Awards
Wilfrid Laurier University provides competitive guaranteed funding to students enrolled in full-time graduate studies, please click here for more info.
A Superior Student-Faculty Relationship
In the most recent national Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey, over 90% of Laurier students gave very high ratings to the quality of their faculty advisors.
At Laurier, you are more than a name. We pride ourselves on offering a collaborative and supportive student-faculty relationship that advances your understanding of your discipline and equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in your professional and personal life.
We encourage you to learn more about and contact our accomplished faculty.
Have Admissions Questions?
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