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The specific cost of a social work degree, police degree cost or criminology degree cost associated with our online programs depends on your unique situation and the number of courses you must take to complete your degree.

Financial aid or student loan programs may be available to help offset the cost of Laurier tuition.To start the process, it’s best to speak to an enrolment advisor about your background. They may refer you to the Student Awards Office who can provide specifics on financial aid options. For specifics on tuition costs by program, see below:

BA in Policing
Coursework in the policing program focuses on one to two classes in a six-week period. Each class is 0.5 credits and costs $712 plus an incidental fee of approximately $100. The exact cost of tuition depends on your situation. For example, police officers with previous training may qualify for up to 10 transfer credits when entering our BA in Policing program.

BA in Criminology and Policing
Coursework in the criminology/policing program focuses on two classes in a 12-week period. Each class is 0.5 credits and costs $712 plus incidental fees of approximately $100. The exact cost of tuition depends on your situation. Individuals with at least one year of education from a university or who are currently attending university and looking to transfer are eligible for transfer credits.

Master of Public Safety & Public Safety Graduate Diplomas
Coursework in the public safety graduate degree and diploma programs both focus on one 13-week course at a time. Each class is 0.5 credits and costs $3,375, plus incidental fees of approximately $255.

Master of Social Work & Master of Social Work - Advanced Standing\

The Master of Social Work can be completed in a minimum of 8 terms (16 courses). Each term will cost $2,201 plus incidental fees averaging $320 per term.

The Master of Social Work - Advanced Standing can be completed in a minimum of 4 terms (9 courses). Each term will cost $2,201 plus incidental fees averaging $320 per term.  

Some exceptions to the tuition amounts above may apply, depending on whether all courses are taken as scheduled.

Master of Computer Science

The online Master of Computer Science is eight courses. Each 13-week course equals 0.5 credit hours, for a program total of 4.0 credit hours. Total tuition for the online Master of Computer Science program is $24,000 (CAD) with each credit hour costing $3,000.

  • In the accelerated model, students take two courses at a time, completing the program in as few as 16 months.
  • In the part-time model, students take two courses in the first term and the fifth term only, completing the program in six terms (approximately two years).
  • During each course, a student is expected to spend approximately ten hours per week per course studying and completing coursework.
  • There are three start dates per year aligning with winter, spring and fall terms.


Some exceptions to the tuition amounts above may apply, depending on whether all courses are taken as scheduled.