|SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND CRIMINOLOGY
To change from one program to another requires the approval of the graduate committee.
THE MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN CRIMINOLOGY
The requirement for admission to the M.A. candidate year of the program is an Honours degree in Criminology or a related field from an accredited university. Applicants without an Honours degree in Criminology or a related discipline may be required to take additional courses. Students transferring into Criminology from a non-related discipline and those with insufficient preparatory background may be required to take additional courses before proceeding into the candidate year.
Applicants will be considered on the basis of:
· Obtaining a 77% minimum cumulative average in the final two years of study (full- time equivalent) of the 4- year undergraduate degree.
· Strong recommendations based on faculty observation of student's performance, work experience, or community involvement demonstrating clear commitment to and understanding of criminological concerns.
· Background preparation and graduate faculty resources that are available in the area of specialization indicated on the application
CRIMINOLOGY MASTER OF ARTS – COURSE STREAM
Degree Requirements: Successful completion of seven graduate courses within 12 months (3 consecutive semesters):
- SACR-8050 OR SACR-8060
- Three graduate courses which must be selected from SACR-8610, SACR-8620, SACR-8650, SACR-8670, SACR-8680, and/or SACR-8710
- Two graduate courses from any SACR-8xxx course*
CRIMINOLOGY MASTER OF ARTS – THESIS STREAM
Degree Requirements: Successful completion of five graduate courses and a Thesis within 24 months (6 consecutive semesters):
SACR-8050 OR SACR-8160
One graduate course which must be selected from SACR-8610, SACR-8620, SACR-8650, SACR-8670, SACR-8680 OR SACR-8710
One graduate course from any SACR-8xxx course*
SACR-8900 and SACR-8970 Thesis Proposal & Thesis Oral Defenses
Thesis Stream Progress Requirements:
Students are required to complete all five courses in two consecutive semesters; 02-SACR-8900 should be taken during the second semester.
MA thesis students must complete their thesis proposals by the end of Term 3. Proposals must be defended by September 30th of their second year in the program. Students who have not set the date for their thesis proposals by July 1st will automatically be moved into the course stream so they can register for courses in the Fall term.
*One of which may be replaced by a graduate course from another department, subject to the department's approval
Important Program Requirement Details
Students may not take more than three (3) courses in a single term.
Students will proceed towards completing the degree by achieving at least a 77% cumulative average in all courses.
The minimum passing grade in a graduate course is 70%.
Seminar courses require active class participation. Instructors may therefore take into account class participation in grading students, in accordance with Senate regulations.
SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND CRIMINOLOGY: COURSES