Ontario Tech University - Graduate Studies

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Criminology and Social Justice (PhD)

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Program Information

School:Ontario Tech University - Graduate Studies
Faculty:Social Science and Humanities
Field of Study:Criminology
Description:The PhD in Criminology and Social Justice combines disciplinary and specialized study in Criminology, study in qualitative research methods and statistics, and applied learning experiences to prepare students to work in a variety of settings. Specifically, the program will prepare students for careers related to research and/or teaching in college and university settings, research and practice in behavioural science crime units within law enforcement, research in correctional facilities, research in mental health institutions, evaluation of community programs, administration in provincial and federal programs, statistical research in government organizations, and research in justice-related institutes.
URL:Criminology and Social Justice (PhD) at Ontario Tech University - Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:48 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,579

Cost is per year, based on 3 terms.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    • Hold a four-year honours undergraduate degree in the social sciences from a Canadian university, or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
    • Normally, applicants are expected to have completed the university's Master of Arts (MA) in Criminology or an equivalent research project or thesis-based MA program from a recognized institution.
    • Minimum overall academic standing of an A-minus (GPA: 3.7 on a 4.3 scale) during their graduate studies.

    Application Notes : To apply, applicants should prepare a portfolio consisting of all of the following:
    • A completed application form.
    • One official or institution-certified copy of each previous undergraduate and graduate transcript.
    • A photocopy of the applicant's degree parchment(s).
    • Proof of English proficiency if the applicant's first language is not English (see language requirement section below).
    • A two- to three-page statement of academic intent.
    • A curriculum vitae (CV).
    • At least three letters of reference. Academic referees are preferred; however, non-academic referees' letters will be considered as well.
    • A substantive writing sample. A sample of the applicant's MA thesis is optimal. However, a sample from any published work (with the applicant as first author), or any other MA assignment would suffice if a thesis was not completed or pursued.
    An applicant's statement of academic intent should describe previous research experience, including the MA thesis project and any other relevant research projects. A short description of general career aspirations, and any relevant industrial or community experience would also be highly appropriate. If an applicant has already contacted a potential dissertation supervisor (which is highly advised), that should be made known within the statement.
    Applicants must also submit the required documents outlined in the checklist of required documents.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Portfolio
    Cost Notes : Cost is per year, based on 3 terms.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 01, 2019