M.A. On Campus


University of Ottawa

24 months
17146 CAD/year
4912 CAD/year
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Criminology from University of Ottawa is devoted to the scientific analysis of crime, justice and social control. 


Criminology from University of Ottawa focuses on four broad questions: the social construction of norms and the notion of crime; the criminalization of specific behaviours, individuals and groups in our society; the analysis of the goals and functioning of the criminal justice system; and the examination of contemporary forms of intervention.

Students at Criminology from University of Ottawa will:

  • gain knowledge of the major theoretical and methodological frameworks in criminology
  • be able to critically analyze them and apply this knowledge to describe and explain conceptual and empirical problems of crime, justice and social control, both within the framework of optional courses or of an internship seminar with an on-site internship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methodology In Criminology
  • Research Seminar In Criminology
  • Quantitative Methods In Criminology
  • Qualitative Methods In Criminology
  • Theories Of Intervention In Criminology And Alternative Practices
  • Counselling In Criminology
  • Community Intervention In Criminology
  • Social Policy And Criminology
  • Field Placement Seminar
  • Contemporary Criminological Theories

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in French
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must hold a Bachelor's degree with a major in Criminology or equivalent with a minimum average of 75% (B+).
  • Their previous studies must have included CRM 3334 and CRM 3335 or equivalent. If not, they will have to take them as additional courses during their first term in the MA program.
  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume required
  • 2 Recommendation letters
  • Transcripts 
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17146 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8573 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4912 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2456 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 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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