Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Criminology (MA)

Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Human and Social Sciences Studies
Field of Study:Criminology
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,869

Cost per year is for the 2019-2020 academic year (for 3 terms unless noted).



Our two-year Master of Arts (MA) in Criminology program is a research-intensive program that develops expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods. Our program provides methodological and theoretical training and knowledge as well as professionalization in the field of criminology and criminal justice. Through course seminars and thesis research, you will be provided with critical analysis and knowledge on topics relevant to criminology and criminal justice, such as:

  • culture, crime and policy
  • comparative and international criminology and criminal justice
  • policing
  • media criminology


Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants are required to have a four-year honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in criminology or related program, and a minimum B+ average in your final year of study and a cumulative average of at least B+ in all criminology courses. Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, a statement of research interests, a writing sample and letters of reference.

* 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 December 12, 2019