This program is designed for completion by full-time students in three consecutive terms: Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer.
The MA in Criminology and Social Justice has three options:
- Course work only, which requires students complete 3 required plus 5 elective courses,
- Course and field placement option, which requires students to take 3 required and 4 elective courses and a summer field placement of 120 hours,
- Course work and a major research paper, which requires 3 required and 3 elective courses plus a Major Research Paper. The MRP is a sustained exploration of a practical, empirical, or theoretical question or problem. It may take the form of a critical review of the literature in a field, the exploration or synthesis of various points of view in a subject area, a work-based analysis or a pilot study for a larger project. The MRP may be a research project that is narrower in scope, less sophisticated in methodology, or less complete in data gathering than would be required for a thesis. Unlike a thesis, it need not involve original research.