The Criminology program from Wilfrid Laurier University provides methodological and theoretical training and knowledge as well as professionalization in the field of criminology and criminal justice.
In the first year of the program, you will complete your coursework, which is comprised of four required courses and two electives.
With the approval of the graduate coordinator, you may take one course offered by another master’s program at Laurier and one course may be taken from a criminology graduate program of another recognized university under the Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Plan.
Our students graduate equipped with the research and critical thinking skills required to pursue doctoral studies or to begin a career as a social researcher in government or private sectors.
Recent graduates hold positions in the Federal Government, Victim Witness Assistance with the Department of Justice, Canadian Armed Forces, and United Nations. Many of our graduates are pursuing doctoral studies (University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, University of Guelph, and University of Waterloo).
- Qualitative Fieldwork into the Study of Deviance
- Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
- Theories of Crime and Crime Control
- Research and Professionalization Seminar
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
We will continue to accept applications after this date, until such time as the program is full.
DisciplinesCriminology View 17 other Masters in Criminology in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A four-year honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in criminology or related program.
- 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.
International13770 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6885 CAD per semester during 24 months.
National5246 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2623 CAD per semester during 24 months.
Tuition per term
Living costs for Brantford
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