STG, Law, Juris Doctor / Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, Master of Arts

STG JD / Cri MA: Introduction


The Combined Degree Program (CDP): STG, Law, Juris Doctor / Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, Master of Arts is designed for students who wish to pursue this interdisciplinary approach to the study of criminal justice and social regulation. The CDP permits the completion of both degrees in three years rather than the four years it would take to acquire them independently.

For a general description of CDPs, see General Regulations section 1.4.3.


Law, Juris Doctor / Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, Master of Arts

Juris Doctor Program
Faculty of Law

Master of Arts in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies Program
Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies

STG JD / Cri MA: Application Process

  • Applicants must apply to the Juris Doctor (JD) program, the Criminology and Sociolegal Studies MA program, and the CDP.

  • Applicants are considered for the CDP after they have secured independent admission to the JD and MA programs.

  • Applicants admitted to both the JD and MA must inform both programs of their status and request admission to the CDP.

    • Applicants may also be considered for the CDP while they are in Year 1 of the JD program. Interested students should contact the Faculty of Law about this before applying to the CDP.

STG JD / Cri MA: Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the JD program, the School of Graduate Studies, and the MA program.

Academic Path to Completion

Every CDP involves a specific combination of approved degree programs. The CDP requirements build on those of the two separate degree programs. Each CDP has a unique pattern of academic activity year by year.

YearProgressionSpecific Requirements
  • Year 1 JD program requirements.
  • Complete all Year 1 courses of the JD program at the Faculty of Law.
2 and 3
  • JD program requirements.
  • MA program requirements.
  • Complete 45 JD credits including a moot, an extended paper, a perspective course, and an international/comparative/transnational (ICT) course.
  • Complete 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) toward the MA program requirements including CRI2010H (0.5 FCE) and a course in theory or research methods. Students may choose to complete the continuous course CRI3360Y Research Paper (1.0 FCE).
  • Complete a minimum of 1.0 FCE with a CRI designation in each of Years 2 and 3, and a maximum of 2.0 FCEs in CRI courses per year. The number of JD credits completed each year will be adjusted accordingly, with the only requirement being that 45 credits are completed over the two years.

Program Length

3 years

Time Limit

4 years