24 months
12284 CAD/year
5547 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Criminology from Saint Mary's University offers students an opportunity for advanced critical work in the interdisciplinary field of criminology. 


The Criminology program at Saint Mary's University will provide students with the research, analytical, critical thinking, and writing skills necessary for further graduate study, research, or teaching. 

Financial Support

  • Full-time students admitted to the program may be eligible for funding administered by Saint Mary’s University. 
  • Funding recommendations are made by the program All successful applicants are automatically considered for graduate funding. 
  • Students are encouraged to apply for external scholarships funding such as the Canadian Graduate Scholarships Program.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Advanced Topics in Criminology
  • Selected Topics in Criminology
  • Advanced Seminar in Criminology
  • Advanced Criminological Theory
  • Advanced Research Methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students who have earned an honours baccalaureate undergraduate degree in criminology (or equivalent), or an honours baccalaureate undergraduate degree with a concentration in criminology (or equivalent) may be admitted to a twenty-four (24) credit hour Master of Arts degree program.  Only in exceptional circumstances will a student with an undergraduate degree with an advanced major be admitted.
  • Normally, applicants will have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 (B+) in their overall academic record. In exceptional circumstances, when an applicant is otherwise qualified, the admissions committee may waive this requirement.
  • a statement that specifies areas of preparation and interest for their thesis;
  • a sample of written work and three recommendation forms from individuals who can attest to their academic competence and/or ability to pursue graduate work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12284 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12284 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5547 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5547 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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