We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.
We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.
This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.
Degree requirements for the Master of Arts (MA) in Criminology are listed below. For general program information, admission requirements, graduate faculty lists and/or details on part-time options, see Criminology.
The MA program has two options: a non-thesis option consisting of eight courses and a major paper, and a thesis option consisting of six courses and a thesis. Both options of the degree program require a total of 30 credit hours. Graduate students in both the non-thesis and thesis programs should be able to complete their studies in approximately 24 months of full-time study. See thesis, project or major paper for corresponding policies and procedures.
Students in the thesis option take one additional reading or special topics elective course and develop a thesis. The potential thesis topic is to be selected and approved in consultation with the candidate’s research supervisor and supervisory committee. Once the thesis has been completed, students undergo an oral examination to defend their theses. The thesis is defended before the supervisory committee and one external examiner.