Saint Mary's University

24 months
12284 CAD/year
5547 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Criminology at Saint Mary's University offers students an opportunity to do advanced critical work in the areas of crime and punishment, policing and law enforcement, socio-legal studies, social justice and inequality, power, governance and regulation and the social construction of crime.


The Benefits of Studying Graduate Criminology at Saint Mary's University

  • Small seminar formats and student-focused education.
  • Strong integration of theory and methods in analyzing criminological, socio-legal and social justice issues.
  • Students learn how to collect data, analyze results and write a thesis.
  • We emphasize critical thinking and critical social policy.
  • We have a diverse and wide-ranging faculty with strong local, national and international expertise.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to develop rewarding careers that include further graduate study or employment in government agencies, non-government agencies and the private sector.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Critical criminology
  • Advanced Topics in Criminology
  • Directed Readings in Criminology
  • Advanced Research Methodology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A statement that specifies your proposed thesis research (1000 words)
  • A sample of academic written work, usually from one of your undergraduate courses.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to your academic competence
  • An online application form plus the $110 processing fee (non-refundable)
  • Official proof of English language proficiency
  • Recommendation Forms
  • Official transcripts for all universities and colleges attended

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12284 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12284 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5547 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5547 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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