M.A. Blended


University of Ontario Institute of Technology

24 months
19166 CAD/year
7579 CAD/year
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The Master of Arts (MA) in Criminology program from University of Ontario Institute of Technology provides students with a solid foundation of advanced knowledge in criminological theory, sophisticated research methodologies, complex quantitative and qualitative applications, and contemporary substantive issues in criminology.


Specifically, the Master of Arts (MA) in Criminology program from University of Ontario Institute of Technology seeks to provide students with an in-depth and broad understanding of contemporary criminological issues and debates, and the critical thinking and practical skills necessary to conduct criminological research in the public and private sectors. 

This includes, but is not limited to, public policy agencies, social services, and government and non-government organizations. The program trains both mid-career and pre-career students for careers in analysis and research in criminal justice agency settings. It also prepares students for advanced graduate work in criminology at the doctoral level.


  • Cybercrime

Combines special content areas of criminal activity with training in criminological theory and methods. The field crystallizes an area of research on the interface between Computer Science, Internet Science and Criminology.

  • Inequality and Crime

Explores the interplay of race, ethnicity, social class and gender in relation to crime and its control, and critically evaluate some of the major explanations offered for these relationships.

Programme Structure

Research areas:
  • abuse against women
  • corrections/penology
  • crime and ethnicity
  • criminological theory
  • cybercrime
  • eyewitness testimony
  • hate crime
  • homicide
  • inequality and crime
  • policing
  • poverty and inner-city crime
  • restorative justice
  • stereotyping, stigmatization and discrimination
  • victimization
  • wrongful conviction
  • youth crime

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a four-year honours undergraduate degree in the social sciences from a Canadian university, or its equivalent from a recognized institution. Normally, applicants are expected to have graduated with a social science degree that has provided them with a sound understanding of social science methodologies and a basic understanding of criminological theories.
  • Minimum overall academic standing of a B (GPA: 3.0 on a 4.3 scale or 73 to 76 per cent), with a minimum B average in the last two full-time years (four semesters) of undergraduate work or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19166 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19166 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7579 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7579 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Oshawa

1100 - 1700 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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