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Criminology (MA)

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Program Information

School:Ontario Tech University - Graduate Studies
Faculty:Social Science and Humanities
Field of Study:Criminology
Description:The Master of Arts (MA) in Criminology program provides students with a solid foundation of advanced knowledge in criminological theory, sophisticated research methodologies, complex quantitative and qualitative applications, and contemporary substantive issues in criminology. Specifically, the MA program seeks to provide students with an in-depth and broad understanding of contemporary criminological issues and debates, and the critical thinking and practical skills necessary to conduct criminological research in the public and private sectors. This includes, but is not limited to, public policy agencies, social services, and government and non-government organizations. The program trains both mid-career and pre-career students for careers in analysis and research in criminal justice agency settings. It also prepares students for advanced graduate work in criminology at the doctoral level.
URL:Criminology (MA) at Ontario Tech University - Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,579

Cost is per year, based on 3 terms.

Admission Requirements


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    • 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 graduated with a social science degree that has provided them with a sound understanding of social science methodologies and a basic understanding of criminological theories.
    • Minimum overall academic standing of a B (GPA: 3.0 on a 4.3 scale or 73 to 76 per cent), with a minimum B average in the last two full-time years (four semesters) of undergraduate work or equivalent.

    Application Notes :
    • A curriculum vitae (CV) including the applicant's education, employment, teaching and research experience, and publications (if any).
    • A sample of scholarly writing from a previous undergraduate course (up to 20 pages, double-spaced, one-sided documents only).
    • A third letter of recommendation from an academic or non-academic source. At least two of the letters of recommendation should be from faculty members from a previous degree-conferring program.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Portfolio
    Cost Notes : Cost is per year, based on 3 terms.

    * 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