Postsecondary Education: Community, Culture & Policy

Postsecondary Education: Community, Culture & Policy

Diploma programs are open to students in any relevant graduate program or to those who have a general interest in graduate-level work. For diplomas that are part of a graduate degree (concurrent), please contact the relevant graduate program office. For graduate diplomas that can be pursued on their own (stand-alone, direct entry), applications are submitted online. more >>

The Graduate Diploma in Postsecondary Education: Community, Culture and Policy is designed for students with an interest in the study of universities, colleges, adult and community-based education to deepen their knowledge of and research expertise in these areas. Concurrent diploma candidates must apply to and be accepted as graduate students in the Faculty of Education Graduate Program in Education: Language, Culture and Teaching. Those who are applying for the direct-entry diploma must apply to the specific diploma in the Faculty of Education's Graduate Program.

Who can complete this Graduate Diploma? * Graduate students who are currently enrolled in the Graduate Program in Education’s MEd or PhD who are interested in completing the Graduate Diploma concurrently

* New part-time students who have been accepted to take the Graduate Diploma as a stand-alone program through the Graduate Program in Education


Option A – Concurrent: The Graduate Diploma in Post-Secondary Education, Community, Culture and Policy is offered concurrently with the Master of Education (MEd) and Doctoral (PhD) degrees in the Graduate Program in Education. Applicants must be accepted as MEd or PhD graduate students in the Faculty of Education’s Graduate Program in Education: Language, Culture and Teaching.

NOTE: When applying to the concurrent option, applicants ONLY need to apply to the MEd or PhD program in Education; applicants do not need to submit a separate application for the Diploma.


Option B – Direct-Entry: Students can take a stand-alone, part-time direct entry Graduate Diploma, which is offered only within the Graduate Program in Education, and is designed to provide opportunities for graduate level study of theory and research in Post-Secondary Education, Community, Culture and Policy.

The direct-entry stand-alone diploma option is ONLY available on a part-time basis.


When applying to the direct-entry stand-alone Graduate Diploma, please note that application requirements are the same as for the part-time Master of Education (MEd) program.

Please note that graduate diplomas do not certify students in a particular field.

Ways to connect with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Program Supports

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