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November 22, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Criminology (MA)

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Dr. Stacey Hannem, Program Coordinator
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The Masters of Arts in Criminology is a two year program involving a combination of course work and independent research, culminating in the Masters thesis. The program is designed to open options for students to pursue further graduate education, or to take up careers in the criminal justice system, including research and policy work. There are three available fields of specialization, reflecting the expertise of our faculty: International Crime and Justice; Media Criminology; and Culture, Crime, and Policy.

Program Details

Duration of Program
24 months
Program Options
courses with thesis
international crime and justice; media criminology; culture, crime and policy
For more information on the program requirements

Entrance Requirements

Minimum Standing
Honours Bachelor Degree with major in criminology, or the equivalent

Application Deadline

Start Date
Application Due
September January 15 for first consideration; applications will be accepted until the program is full.


Eligible students admitted to study on a full-time basis for each year of study are given a competitive funding package.

Guaranteed minimum financial support: $13,000

Such support may be made up of:

  • teaching assistantships,
  • internal and/or external scholarship awards,
  • research assistantships.

Major award holders (OGS, CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) are eligible for the Dean's Scholarship, valued at up to $7,500.

Consult the academic program for further details.


Tuition is charged each term. Miscellaneous fees may be charged where applicable.