Combined Degree Program (CDP) in Law, Juris Doctor / Criminology, 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, Master of Arts
Juris Doctor Program
Faculty of Law
Master of Arts in Criminology Program
Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies
Applicants must apply to the Juris Doctor (JD) program, the MA program, and the CDP.
Applicants must gain independent admission to both the JD and MA programs before they may be considered for admission to the CDP. Applicants may also apply to the CDP before they enter the JD program or while they are in Year 1 of the JD program.
Minimum Admission Requirements
Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the JD program, the School of Graduate Studies, and the MA program.
Please see the contact information to find details on each program’s admission requirements.
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 1 JD program requirements.
Complete all Year 1 courses of the JD program at the Faculty of Law.
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- 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 CRI 2010H (0.5 FCE) and a course in theory or research methods. Students may choose to complete the continuous course CRI 3360Y
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.