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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

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.

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2017-2018 Graduate Academic Calendar 
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Criminology and Social Justice, PhD

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Degree requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Criminology and Social Justice are listed below. For general program information, admission requirements, graduate faculty lists and/or details on part-time options, see Criminology .

Degree requirements

Each year, prior to course registration, the order and timing of course offerings will be released by the faculty and communicated to students.

Courses offered by other faculties at UOIT or other universities can only be taken for credit if first approved by the graduate program director.

To be eligible for the PhD in Criminology and Social Justice, students must successfully complete 55 credit hours. Students must complete the following courses: either SSCI 5065G - Advanced Qualitative Methods 2  or SSCI 5015G - Data Analysis 2 - Graduate ; one course in Criminological Theory; one course in the Criminal Justice System; one Special Topics course; and SSCI 6940G - Professional Development and Teaching in the Social Sciences . Typically, the Professional Development and Teaching course will be taken in the student’s third year. In addition, students must enroll in SSCI 6920G - Professional Seminar  for the first three years and in SSCI 6900G - PhD Research  every year that they are in the program. Students must complete SSCI 6930G - PhD Proposal and Candidacy Exam  within 18 months of admission; it consists of a written proposal and an oral exam. Students must pass comprehensive examinations that will typically be taken near the conclusion of the second year. At the conclusion of the program, students must successfully write and defend their thesis (SSCI 6910G - PhD Thesis ).

Students who have not previously taken equivalent coursework may be required to take additional courses at UOIT.

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