The Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy program of University of Guelph distinguishes itself from other MA programs in Criminology offered in the province by having a strong emphasis on criminal justice and governance, while still providing students the necessary background for continued studies in Criminology, Sociology or Political Science.
- Course work
- Major Research Paper
Students can complete the program by course work, or by writing a thesis or major research paper (MRP). The course work option will require 4.0 credits (8 courses), the MRP option will require 4 credits (6 courses plus the MRP) and the thesis option will require 2.0 credits (4 courses plus the thesis). The core courses cover: Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Criminological Theory, Governing Criminal Justice, Courts and a Professional Seminar in CCJP.
In addition to providing the appropriate background for continued graduate studies in Criminology, Sociology or Political Science, the program has a number of other benefits. First, the program provides students with the background necessary to enter into employment or advance their careers in the criminal justice system, either in a policy or administrative capacity for government or non-governmental organizations, or as front-line service providers (police officers, probation officers and corrections officers). Students might also find employment as instructors at colleges that offer criminal justice programs. Second, the program equips students with general tools in critical thinking, communication and methodology, which would be useful for employment or educational opportunities beyond the criminal justice field.
Are you interested in
- Gender and Crime
- Criminal Justice Administration
- Corrections and Penology
- The Sociology and Politics of Law
- Working with vulnerable groups or populations
- Policy Advisors
- NGO Managers
- Police, Probation, and Corrections Officers
- Governing Criminal Justice
- Professional Seminar in CCJP
- Research Methods in Criminal Justice
- Sociological Theory
- Quantitative Research Methods
- 18 months
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DisciplinesCriminal Law Criminology Criminal Justice View 19 other Masters in Criminal Law in Canada
- A four-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a minimum “B” average.
- We anticipate that only students with average of “B+” or higher will be considered for admission.
- The expectation is that the undergraduate degree will be in Sociology, Criminology or Political Science.
- Students with at least five courses in Criminology and/or Public Policy may be admitted, if part of a major in another social science or humanities program.
International15332 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7666 CAD per semester during 18 months.
National6412 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3206 CAD per semester during 18 months.
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