PhD Program

Candidates for the Ph.D. degree are normally expected to be in full time residence for the period of their program. There is no provision for a program of part time work toward the Ph.D. degree. Students must complete four half-courses beyond those taken at the M.A. level. Students from programs other than the University of Toronto M.A. in criminology may be required to take additional courses. All Ph.D. students must complete the required research methods course.

Students who have had previous methods training, including the material canvassed in methodological issues, can apply for exemption from the methods requirement. Students who feel they may be exempt should discuss this with the Graduate Coordinator. Courses may include a reading course (CRI 3350HF or CRI 3351HS). This course must be approved by the instructor and the Graduate Coordinator.

Students may, with the approval of the Graduate Coordinator, take up to three half-courses from another graduate department within the University in lieu of a non-required course (see page 24 of the Graduate Handbook). Finally, participation in the Centre’s seminar series is expected of all graduate students.