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Criminology and Social Justice (MA)

Part of the Faculty of Arts

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Program Overview

In keeping with Ryerson’s tradition of being deeply connected to one of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse urban centres, this 3-semester MA emphasizes social justice and critical analyses of existing criminal justice, legal and social structures. It provides students with the theoretical, methodological and professional foundations required for understanding various forms of inequality as they intersect with the criminal justice system, and improving access to justice.

 

The MA in Criminology and Social Justice offers structured yet flexible options for pursuing advanced study. The graduate program combines theoretical and legal training in Criminology and socio-legal studies, with practical, real-world knowledge and experience. Optional field placement positions complement classroom learning and give students opportunities to apply knowledge while developing valuable networking, mentoring and career-related skills.

 

The MA in Criminology and Social Justice prepares students for professional and leadership roles in private, public and non-profit sectors related to social justice, including: local communities, NGOs, government, international organizations, the legal profession and academia. 

How to Apply

Once you’ve made an informed choice about which program(s) you are going to apply to, preparing your application requires careful research and planning. Start here

Funding

At Ryerson, we recognize that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. There are a number of funding packages – internal and external – available to graduate students.

Finding a Supervisor

With nearly 900 affiliated and adjunct graduate teaching faculty, you can find the right supervisor at Ryerson.