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Criminology (MA)

University of Windsor, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 12,418

Course Accredited By


  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree

This is a Research based Program.

The MA in Criminology is designed to meet the growing demand for highly qualified personnel in criminology. It prepares students for research and leadership in related industry fields and academia.

The Department provides students with research tools, a knowledge base, and critical thinking skills in a scholarly and collaborative environment.

  • Students who enter into our thoughtfully designed program find that it offers an inclusive education that encourages discovery, and the expansion of their own creative ideas. Streams Available
  • Course stream
  • Thesis stream
  • An MA thesis project enables graduates to review, report on, and disseminate relevant research to policy stakeholders, and help develop new ideas to redress concerns identified in contemporary criminology

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023
  • January 2024
  • May 2024
  • Deadline for Fall: February 1 (Applicants may be considered after the deadline has passed based on space and availability)
  • 4 Year honours degree in a related field
  • Minimum TOEFL: IBT-83
  • Minimum IELTS: 6.5
  • Minimum Pearson: 65

Additional Requirements

  • Two academic Referee Assessments
  • Statement of Interest or Plan of Study
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Program Stream Option Form


Successful completion of seven graduate courses within 12 months (3 consecutive semesters):

  • SACR-8640
  • SACR-8050 OR SACR-8060
  • Three graduate courses which must be selected from SACR-8610, SACR-8620, SACR-8650, SACR-8670,
    SACR-8680, and/or SACR-8710
  • Two graduate courses from any SACR-8xxx course*


Successful completion of five graduate courses and a Thesis within 24 months (6 consecutive semesters):

  • SACR-8640
  • SACR-8050 OR SACR-8160

One graduate course which must be selected from SACR-8610, SACR-8620, SACR-8650, SACR-8670, SACR8680 OR SACR-8710
One graduate course from any SACR-8xxx course*

  • SACR-8900 and SACR-8970 Thesis Proposal and Thesis Oral Defenses
    Thesis Stream Progress Requirements:
  • Students are required to complete all five courses in two consecutive semesters; 02-SACR-8900 should be
    taken during the second semester.
  • MA thesis students must complete their thesis proposals by the end of Term 3. Proposals must be defended by September 30th of their second year in the program. Students who have not set the date for their thesis
    proposals by July 1st will automatically be moved into the course stream so they can register for courses in
    the Fall term.
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    *One of which may be replaced by a graduate course from another department, subject to the department's
  • Program Type: Graduate
  • Major or Degree: Master of Arts
  • Course Load: Full Time
  • Fee Category: Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Term: Fall
  • Residence: Alumni Hall - Single in a 2 Bedroom Suite
  • Meal Plan: Full Meal Plan - moderate off campus flexibility.
  • Estimated Total $ 10749.36
  • Base Tuition $ 2393.10 Assessed each term


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