MA in Criminology
There is the 2-year Master's in Criminology with thesis (approximately 120 pages) (30 credits), which is more suited to those who want to pursue research positions or graduate studies. This M.A. in Criminology track can also be done with a specialization in Feminist and Gender Studies.
There are also 3 other tracks, this time of one year (24 credits), which can be, if the student wishes, with a specialization in feminist and gender studies. These one-year tracks meet the qualifications expected by many employers who are looking for students who have addressed contemporary issues in master's seminars (maximum 15 students) where they have improved their written and oral expression skills as well as developed their critical thinking skills.
- There is a thesis track (40-50 pages) + 2 required courses + 4 elective courses. Students complete their courses in the fall and winter semesters and finish their thesis in the summer semester.
With the specialization in feminist and gender studies, there is the dissertation + 3 required courses (1CRM + 2FEM) + 3 optional courses (one of which may be in FEM).
- There is the masters with courses only - 2 required courses + 6 optional courses. The student can complete this course in 2 semesters. In addition, if the student wishes, he/she may replace 2 optional CRM courses with 2 non-disciplinary courses if the Graduate Committee deems them relevant to his/her training.
With the specialization in feminist and gender studies, there are 3 required courses (1CRM + 2FEM) + 5 optional courses (one of which may be in FEM).
- There is the course and internship track (quota program) - 2 required courses + 3 electives are taken in the first 2 semesters (Fall/Winter). The third semester of study takes place in the following fall semester, which is devoted to the internship and the internship seminar.
With the Feminist and Gender Studies specialization, there are 3 required courses (1CRM + 2FEM) + 2 optional courses (one of which can be in FEM). The internship and practicum seminar is the following fall semester.
Finally, the master's degree tracks in criminology with thesis or coursework only (with or without the specialization in feminist and gender studies), are open to part-time students (maximum 2 courses session, - and the thesis during the summer semester, if this is the chosen track) and be completed in 5 semesters.
Thus, this panoply of pathways to the master's degree in criminology that is now available allows the student to improve his or her critical analysis skills in this discipline in a seminar setting that allows for exchange, communication, and improvement of writing skills. Thus, the student chooses the pathway that best meets his or her needs.