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

STG JD / Cri PhD: Introduction


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 p​ermits 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​.


Law, Juris Doctor / Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, Doctor of Philosophy
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Juris Doctor Program
Faculty of Law

​Doctor of Philosophy Program in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies
Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies

STG JD / Cri PhD: Application Process

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

  • Applicants must gain independent admission to both the JD and PhD programs before they may be considered for admission to the CDP. 

  • Applicants admitted to both the JD and CrimSL PhD must inform both programs of their status and ask to be added 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.​



​​Specific Requirements

  • ​Year 1 JD program requirements.
  • ​Complete all Year 1 courses of the JD program at the Faculty of Law.
  • ​​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.