STG, Law, Juris Doctor / Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, Doctor of Philosophy

STG JD / Cri PhD: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Overview

The Combined Degree Program (CDP): STG, Law, Juris Doctor / Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, Doctor of Philosophy is designed for students interested in studying the intersections of law and criminology and sociolegal studies. The CDP permits the completion of both degrees in six years rather than the seven years it would take to acquire them independently.

For a general description of CDPs, see General Regulations section 1.4​.3​.

Contact

Law, Juris Doctor / Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, Doctor of Philosophy
www.law.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/jd-program/combined-programs/jdphd-criminology-and-sociolegal-studies
https://criminology.utoronto.ca/programs/graduate/collaborative-programs/

Juris Doctor Program
Faculty of Law
Email: law.admissions@utoronto.ca

​Doctor of Philosophy Program in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies
Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies
Email: audrey.macklin@utoronto.ca

STG JD / Cri PhD: Application Process

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

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

  • Applicants admitted to both the JD and PhD 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 PhD: Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

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

Year Progression Specific Requirements*
​1
  • ​Year 1 JD program requirements.
  • ​Complete all Year 1 courses of the JD program at the Faculty of Law.
​2
  • ​​PhD program requirements.
  • Complete 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies.
3 and 4
  • JD program requirements.
  • ​​PhD program requirements.
  • Complete 45 JD credits.
  • Complete the PhD comprehensive exam and dissertation proposal.
  • Achieve candidacy by the end of Year 4.
5 and 6
  • ​​PhD program requirements.
  • Complete any remaining PhD program requirements and a PhD thesis.