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Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy

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Program Information

School:University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Criminology
Description:The Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy (C.C.J.P.) is a program jointly run by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Department of Political Science. As such, the program offers a unique opportunity for students to pursue advanced studies and research in crime and the criminal justice system from both sociological and criminological perspectives as well as from political science and public policy and management perspectives.

The program provides the appropriate academic background for students wanting to complete a Ph.D. degree in Criminology, Sociology, or Political Science. Second, the program provides students with the background necessary to enter into employment or advance their careers in the criminal justice system, either in a policy or administrative capacity for government or non-governmental organizations, or as front-line service providers (police officers, probation officers, and corrections officers).
URL:Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy at University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,610
National: $6,610

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*76 to 79

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

    The program requires a 4-year undergraduate degree in Sociology, Criminology or Political Science, but students with at least 5 courses in Criminology and/or Public Policy may be admitted as long as these were part of a major in another social science or humanities program. The program requires a minimum of a “B+” average (second place standing) to be considered for admission. Generally, those admitted will have a higher academic average.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 89] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * 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 August 21, 2012