Graduate Programs

The Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies offers degrees at both the Master’s and Doctoral level. The Centre’s Master of Arts program was developed in 1971 and the Ph.D. program was established in 1989. The M.A. and Ph.D. programs provide students with a broad foundation of academic training and insight into criminological issues.

Recent graduates from the M.A. program have found employment in a wide range of occupations in the criminal justice system, government and private business. Others already employed have been able to upgrade their qualifications in pursuit of promotions, and some have moved into new positions (such as college-level teaching) as a result of completing their M.A.

Students from the Master’s program have most often taken on contract and full-time work in policy and research analysis. They are researchers, probation and parole officers, correctional workers, facilitators, agents of social service organizations, and consultants in private business. Although there is no professional or practicum component to the graduate program and there is no job placement officer, we organize career workshops and networking opportunities for our MA students.

Graduates of the Ph.D. program have enjoyed great success in the academic job market. Most former Ph.D students are now employed in academic positions in universities and colleges. Some have become senior policy analysts and research officers in government and private business.

For more information please see the Criminology and Sociolegal Studies Graduate Handbook.

Please note that the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies does not have a program in forensic studies. You can learn more about the University of Toronto Mississauga undergraduate forensic science program on their website or by contacting their office at 905-828-3726