Criminology Master of Arts Program

Note - Degree Requirements and Admission criteria are being revised for admissions beginning in Fall 2016. There will no longer be a Course, Practicum and Project Option. Entrants wishing to engage in a practicum experience and/or pursue applied/evaluation research will be able to do so within the Thesis Option.

Degree Requirements

From the Academic Calendar: [revison for Fall 2016 admissions]

The MA program requires the completion of 30 units, including a minimum of 18 units of course work as specified below, an original MA thesis, and an oral defence of the MA thesis.

The course work requirement includes:

CRIM 800 – Criminological Theory I (3)

CRIM 860 - Research Methods I: Research Design (3)

CRIM 861 - Research Methods II: Quantitative Methods (3)

CRIM 862 - Research Methods III: Qualitative Methods (3)

and at least 6 units selected from additional graduate course offerings in the School of Criminology.  The remaining 12 units will be completed through an MA thesis that typically will be 50 to 100 pages in length, including bibliography and footnotes, but exclusive of appendices.

CRIM 898 MA Thesis (12)

Satisfactory Performance

The candidate’s progress is assessed once per year by the school (spring). A student who performs unsatisfactorily is not permitted to continue in the program, subject to the review procedure described in graduate general regulation 1.8.2.

Academic Requirements within the Graduate General Regulations

All graduate students must satisfy the academic requirements that are specified in the Graduate General Regulations (residence, course work, academic progress, supervision, research competence requirement, completion time, and degree completion), as well as the specific requirements for the program in which they are enrolled, as shown above.