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Degree

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice ( Course-Based )

master

Degree

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice ( Course-Based )

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $3,424 CAD

  • Application fee

    $250 CAD

  • Duration

    20 months

  • PGWP

    20 months

  • Min GPA

    3 out of 4

Highlights
Capstone Project

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-May-2023 2023-05-01

Overview

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

FEATURES:

  • Networking with other criminal justice professionals
  • Option to pursue further education at the doctoral level
  • Program eligible for financial aid

Fall 2022 - the program is under review, and we are unable to take applications at this time. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Step up your game in the criminal justice field. UFV’s Master of Arts in Criminal Justice is designed for employed professionals who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to advance their careers and recent graduates with volunteer experience who want to augment their skills.

In this 32-credit program, you examine ethical dilemmas and problems that you are likely to encounter within your chosen profession and gain the skills to analyse crime and develop practical responses to crime.

You explore how to address current issues within criminal justice systems and gain the analytical and leadership skills to recommend new policies and procedures.

You can complete the program in as little as 20 months, taking two courses per semester for five consecutive semesters.

After you graduate, you are ready to take on leadership and management roles, engage in policy development or research, and most importantly, contribute to developing a more effective, efficient, and innovative criminal justice system in Canada.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$10,563

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,116
Accommodation 1 bed room $7,139
Tuition 1 person $3,424

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.20 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • A two-page statement of interest
  • Three letters of reference
  • Résumé
  • A 5–10 page academic writing sample
  • English language proficiency test scores
  • Official transcripts
  • Passport

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
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listening
60
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

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listening
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writing
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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not meet the academic degree/diploma level, you may be eligible for our Qualifying Studies program. After you complete it and receive a minimum grade of C+, you may be eligible for degree/diploma academic studies.

You can apply for the Qualifying Studies academic upgrading program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for the degree/diploma level programs.
  • You do meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.

Minimum scores required for Qualifying Studies

  • *IELTS (Academic): score of 6.0 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 80 or higher (iBT) with no section below 19
  • PTE: score of 56 with 52 in writing
  • Cambridge: Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - C
  • Cambridge: First Certificate in English (FCE) - A
  • EIKEN: Grade Pre-1
  • English 12 C- (or recognized Canadian equivalent)
  • **DET: score of 100 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 

English Language Studies (ELS)

If you do not meet our Qualifying Studies level, you may be eligible for the English Language Studies (ELS) foundational English and academic upgrading program

After completing the ELS program, you may be eligible for the Qualifying Studies level. To be eligible for ELS, you must have a minimum IELTS score (or equivalent) of 5.5 with no band score below 5.0.

There are three levels of ELS. Each level of ELS usually takes one semester.

You can apply for the ELS program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.
  • You do meet the minimum for ELS.

Minimum scores required for ELS

University Foundation Level (combined English and academic upgrading)

  • *IELTS: score of 5.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.0
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 71 (iBT) with no section below 16
  • EIKEN: Grade 2A with CSE 2400 or higher
  • PTE: score of 46 with 44 in writing
  • **DET: score of 90 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 


Academic background and requirement

  • Undergraduate degree (e.g. BA, BA Crim, BSc) from a recognized institution
  • A minimum of three years of full-time employment in criminal justice or a closely related field; however, to be competitive, a minimum of five years of full-time criminal justice employment is recommended

Students with significant criminal justice work experience who do not meet the academic entrance requirements should contact the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Career opportunities

  • Police Supervisor & Detective Supervisor
  • Correctional Officer Supervisor or Warden
  • Prison Warden
  • Victims’ Advocate
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Agent
  • DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) Agent

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