University of Windsor - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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University of Windsor - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology
Field of Study:Criminology
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $3,345
National: $3,464
International: $8,863

Costs represent base tuition costs per term.



The MA in Criminology is designed to meet the growing demand for highly qualified personnel in criminology. It prepares students for research and leadership in related industry fields and academia. The Department provides students with research tools, a knowledge base, and critical thinking skills in a scholarly and collaborative environment. Students who enter into our thoughtfully designed program find that it offers an inclusive education that encourages discovery, and the expansion of their own creative ideas.

As a student in our Master of Arts in Criminology program, you will have the opportunity to acquire professional knowledge and skills in the multifaceted areas of crime, security, punishment, social justice, exclusion,
criminological theory, and related subjects. You have the option of enrolling in either our “course stream” or “thesis stream”. An MA thesis project enables graduates to review, report on, and disseminate relevant research to policy stakeholders, and help develop new ideas to redress concerns identified in contemporary criminology.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 220] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 83]
Application Notes : All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English to be considered for admission.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
For admission to the MA program in Criminology, applicants must hold an honours degree in criminology or a related discipline from a recognized university. Possession of the minimum academic requirements does not ensure acceptance. Applicants will be assessed with respect to their academic qualifications, achievements, and letters of recommendation. Applicants are also required to submit two academic Referee Assessments, a Statement of Interest or Plan of Study, a Curriculum Vitae or Resume, and a Program Stream Option Form

* 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 April 25, 2023