The curriculum for the MA in Criminology and Social Justice is unique in several respects:
- The focus on social justice reflects a significant need in the field of Criminology;
- The combination of critical theory and experiential learning attuned specifically to social justice advocacy is unique in the discipline;
- A field placement advances the spirit of community capacity-building and the integration of the university into the city;
- A "research-focused" program, with an emphasis on both traditional and non-traditional modes of collecting and disseminating knowledge. The required research methods, theory, and seminar courses, in combination with the MRP requiring a major research project, ensure that graduates of this program are research-ready in their employment context.