Jump to content
nixghtcrawler

Uoft Criminology MA Questions

Recommended Posts

Hi all,

I have recently been accepted to UofT's Criminology MA program. I am curious as to whether anyone who has taken this program can provide some insight regarding their repour of the program. I have heard UofT grades quite competitively for undergraduates, is this true for grad school? (ie. only a limited amount of students can receive an A/A+). I am primarily interested in applying to law school for the subsequent year so these grades will matter. Their faculty is quite outstanding, but if anyone may provide some feedback based on their experience in the program, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/9/2019 at 3:53 PM, nixghtcrawler said:

Hi all,

I have recently been accepted to UofT's Criminology MA program. I am curious as to whether anyone who has taken this program can provide some insight regarding their repour of the program. I have heard UofT grades quite competitively for undergraduates, is this true for grad school? (ie. only a limited amount of students can receive an A/A+). I am primarily interested in applying to law school for the subsequent year so these grades will matter. Their faculty is quite outstanding, but if anyone may provide some feedback based on their experience in the program, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance. 

Every law school in Ontario will calculate your GPA based solely on your undergraduate grades. They do this because most masters programs are not graded on a curve. Additionally, the lowest mark you can recieve in some masters programs is a C - B-, depending on the school.

If your goal is law school you need to have good undergraduate marks and a good LSAT score. Where good is generally an 80%+ cgpa and 157+ LSAT.

 

Your MA will be looked at as a soft factor, where doing well is expected, and if you do bad will likely be looked at negatively.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, BTF said:

Every law school in Ontario will calculate your GPA based solely on your undergraduate grades. They do this because most masters programs are not graded on a curve. Additionally, the lowest mark you can recieve in some masters programs is a C - B-, depending on the school.

If your goal is law school you need to have good undergraduate marks and a good LSAT score. Where good is generally an 80%+ cgpa and 157+ LSAT.

 

Your MA will be looked at as a soft factor, where doing well is expected, and if you do bad will likely be looked at negatively.

My undergrad CGPA is 3.6 L2 3.8. I applied to law school as well but am awaiting a response; I'm not confident I'll get into law school this year as my LSAT was not amazing... (154). But I will be rewriting June to apply next year.

That being said, knowing that an MA is only a soft which may or may not work to my advantage is helpful, so thank you. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apologies, I just thought of this now and wanted to mention it. I believe a couple law schools outside of Ontario take into account masters gpa when calculating it.

off the top of my head either Alberta or Calgary’s law school does this. 

Granted, no Ontario law schools take masters grades into account. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.