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Criminology (MA)
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

Admission Requirements

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


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

CRIMINOLOGY MASTER OF ARTS – COURSE STREAM

Degree Requirements: Successful completion of seven graduate courses within 12 months (3 consecutive semesters):
- 48-664
- 48-605 OR 48-606
- Three graduate courses which must be selected from 48-661, 48-662, 48-665, 48-667, 48-668, and/or 48-671
- Two graduate courses from any 48-6xx course*

CRIMINOLOGY MASTER OF ARTS – THESIS STREAM

Degree Requirements: Successful completion of five graduate courses and a Thesis within 24 months (6 consecutive semesters):
48-664
48-605 OR 48-616
One graduate course which must be selected from 48-661, 48-662, 48-665, 48-667, 48-668 OR 48-671
One graduate course from any 48-6xx course*
48-690 and 48-797 Thesis Proposal & Thesis Oral Defenses

Thesis Stream Progress Requirements:
Students are required to complete all five courses in two consecutive semesters; 02-48-690 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