MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy (CCJP)

As a collaborative program between the Department of Sociology & Anthropology and the Department of Political Science, our CCJP MA capitalizes on our faculty’s diverse research interests and related areas of expertise. Together with faculty, our graduate students learn and conduct research in the following areas:

  • Policing
  • The sociology and politics of law
  • Corrections and penology
  • Criminological & criminal justice theory
  • The judiciary
  • Critical criminology
  • Gender and offending
  • Street youth
  • Violent crime
  • Violence against women
  • Young offenders
  • Criminal justice administration

At the heart of this unique program is a strong emphasis on criminal justice and governance related issues. What’s more, students are provided with the necessary background for continued studies in Criminology, Sociology or Political Science as well as the skills required to succeed in related areas of employment. Our graduates are now working in crime & counter-terrorism, financial fraud and security, policing, law, probation and parole and criminal justice data analysis.

Admission Requirements:

We anticipate that only students with averages of “B+” or higher will be considered for admission to the Program. 

The annual deadline to apply and upload all supporting documents (transcripts, research statement, two references and a TOEFL – if applicable, is January 15th. 

We strongly recommend that applicants apply at least a month before that deadline to ensure that they have sufficient time to gain access to upload their required documents.

Interested in applying for a Masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy? Visit the CCJP webpage