Programs Requiring Prior University Study

The following programs require you to complete some university study before you apply.

To find programs that require you to complete some college study before you apply, view Collaborative University and College Programs.

122 Prior Study Programs

Rehabilitation Therapy

Queen's University

Professional

Queen's University's School of Rehabilitation Therapy offers programs in Physiotherapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), Rehabilitation Science (MSc and PhD) and Aging and Health (Graduate Diploma and MSc).

Admission Requirements: Successful completion of an undergraduate degree program, including prerequisite courses and minimum GPA.

Second Degree Nursing Scholar Practioner Program

Nipissing University

Professional

Nipissing University, in partnership with a health care institution consortium from Toronto, offers a 2-year nursing degree program to students who have completed a university degree in another discipline. This program is offered in the health care institution consortium through a blended delivery model and is 6 semesters in length over 2 years.

Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholar Practitioner Program (SPP) is very limited. Admission consideration is based on the following criteria:

  • - A recognized undergraduate degree with a minimum overall average of 75% (calculated on the best 10 full course equivalents not including transfer courses). Applicants with final degrees containing less than 10 full course equivalents will not be considered.
  • - Successful completion of 1 course in anatomy and physiology and 1 course in general psychology at the university level from a recognized university
  • - CASPerTM assessment
  • - Personal Statement
  • - Reference Letter
  • - Interview

There is only one intake per year (September).

Find applications and further information.

Social Innovation

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Graduate

Master of Art in Social Innovation

The MA in Social Innovation provides a space for research and reflection to understand the dynamics and multiple impacts of social innovations, in order to assess and structure them more efficiently.

This program is directed at a specific clientele: People interested in working towards social change, and people already working in that domain (employees and managers of social organizations, social entrepreneurs, activists, community workers, trade unionists, members of cooperatives and some workers from the public and semi-state sectors), that wish to acquire skills in academic research and analysis of innovation and social transformation.

The program, based on the linking of theory with practice, provides students with the main analytical frameworks and approaches needed to meet the current challenges facing social organizations.

This program will be accepting students for September 2020.

Social Organization Development

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

The School of Social Innovation of the Faculty of Human Sciences at Saint Paul University offers a Graduate Diploma in Social Organization Development.

The study and practice of social organization development cover the creation, the consolidation and the strengthening of organizations working in the social field (NPOs, social movements, foundations, charities, co-ops, etc.).

This program is directed at a specific clientele: People already working in the field (employees and management of social organizations, social entrepreneurs, activists, community workers, trade unionists, members of cooperatives and some workers from the public and parapublic sectors), or people who already have professional experience but wish to reorient their careers and start their own innovative project.

The program, based on the linking of theory with practice, provides students with the main analytical frameworks and approaches needed to meet the current challenges facing social organizations.

Social Work

Lakehead University

Undergraduate

The One-Year Honours Bachelor of Social Work program is offered at both the Thunder Bay and Orillia Campus at Lakehead University. This program is designed for graduates of a 3- or 4-year undergraduate degree program.

Social Work

Nipissing University

Undergraduate

Nipissing University offers a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program that prepares students for the practice of social work through the development of competencies in working to effect change in a variety of situations that affect individuals, families, groups, organizations or communities. Students will develop a knowledge base related to the ways in which social, cultural and institutional contexts influence human behaviour and shape social work interventions, and how social structures benefit and disadvantage various segments of society. In addition to fostering intervention skills related to individuals, groups, families, communities and policies, students will develop a critical awareness of the role of social work in the development, maintenance and resolution of social and personal troubles.

Applicants must apply for admission to the Professional Years (Years 3 and 4) of the program. The professional years are open to both Nipissing and non-Nipissing students.

Admission to the professional years of the Bachelor of Social Work is limited and based on both academic and non-academic criteria.

Admission consideration is determined on the following criteria:

  • 1. Grades (Minimum 70% overall average required)
  • 2. Personal Statement
  • 3. Analysis of a Social Issue
  • 4. Volunteer and Work Experience
  • 5. References

For further information, contact the Admissions Office at 705-474-3450, ext. 4600, or email admissions@nipissingu.ca.

Admission consideration will be given to applicants who have completed or will be in the position to complete 60 credits (10 full-course equivalents), including SWRK-1007 (or equivalent), SWRK-2006 (or equivalent), SWRK-2106 (or equivalent), SWLF-1006 (or equivalent), 6 credits (1 full course equivalent) in Humanities and 6 credits (1 full course equivalent) in Science by the end of April 2020. If admitted, a final transcript indicating that all courses have been completed and required grades/averages have been met must be received by June 30, 2020.

Find a list of approved course equivalencies for Nipissing University’s SWRK-1007, SWRK-2006, SWRK-2106 and SWLF-1006 courses. Applicants who have completed course(s) not listed and wish to have them evaluated for equivalency should contact the Admissions Office at admissions@nipissingu.ca. We recommend that prospective applicants send their request prior to submitting an application. You may be asked to provide detailed course outlines when requesting the equivalency.

Find examples of subject areas that can satisfy Humanities, Social Science and Science requirements.

There is only one intake per year (September).

Meeting the minimum admission average does not guarantee admission.

Social Work

Ryerson University

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Social Work
Part Time: Advanced Standing to Third Year

Social workers strive to advance social justice and equity for individuals, families, groups and communities. This program includes 840 hours of field experience through placements at local or international organizations and opportunities to work on community projects. You’ll learn how processes of marginalization and oppression shape people’s experiences and access to resources, power, and social and health services, and be ready to contribute to transforming practice by promoting social justice upon graduation.

After graduation: Child and youth welfare; community, health and social services; immigrant and settlement services; non-profits; research, education, policy analysis; graduate studies in social work, early childhood studies, immigration and settlement studies or public policy and administration.

Social Work

University of Waterloo

Undergraduate

Successful completion of either a 3- or 4-year undergraduate university degree (Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science or equivalent) from an accredited university, with a 75% average and at least 6.0 academic units (12 one-semester courses) in the social sciences, including 10 of the prerequisite courses listed on the Renison University College website or their equivalent.

Social Work

York University

Undergraduate

This program offers courses in the day and evening and could take a minimum of 2 years to complete. You will be exposed to contemporary and socially relevant issues that address the many techniques and approaches used by social work professions, as well as partake in a practicum experience that places you in real social work environments.

Theology

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Graduate

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

The Master in Divinity will allow students to pursue a more integrated program where theory and practice are linked more organically. Saint Paul University’s MDiv distinguishes itself from that offered by other Ontario universities in its emphasis on education for dialogue and collaboration across ecumenical and interreligious boundaries, and its exploration of theology’s engagement with issues in contemporary culture.

While the program may be completed on a part-time basis, students are required to register full-time for at least 1 year with a view to integrating theoretical education, supervised practical experience and personal training.

This degree is recognized by the Association of Theological Schools.

Theology

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Graduate

The MA program is intended for candidates who already have a good basic formation in Theology, with courses in various areas of Theology such as systematic theology, history, biblical studies, ethics and spirituality. It is designed to allow these students to gain greater familiarity with the various research methods in Theology, and to begin a specialization in a particular area, while promoting an integration of the theological formation already acquired. The program prepares students to teach at undergraduate level, to undertake doctoral studies in Theology, and to assume diverse administrative responsibilities in institutions or organizations requiring a formation in religious studies or theology.

Theology

Western University – Huron University College

Graduate

Master of Arts (Theology):
Huron's Faculty of Theology offers the MA (Theology) for students interested in pursuing a graduate Master's degree with an emphasis on the integration of theological vision and the theological disciplines.

Master of Theological Studies:
Huron offers a 2-year, general academic, post-baccalaureate undergraduate degree in theological studies intended primarily for lay people, with no previous theological training.

Master of Divinity:
Huron offers a 3-year, post-baccalaureate, professional undergraduate degree preparing women and men for church ordination.

Transformative Leadership and Spirituality

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Graduate

The first Graduate degree of its kind in Canada!

The Faculty of Human Sciences of Saint Paul University offers a new interdisciplinary graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality. The degree highlights personal and social transformation, critical analysis and practice base learning.

Integrating the spiritual, ethical and transformative dimensions of leadership, this degree is designed to build leadership capacity for animating the personal, social, cultural and systemic change required for meeting the challenges of the 21st century. It allows participants to identify and develop their leadership capacities in order to become transformative agents within their respective environments.

Leaders and emerging leaders in health care, education, pastoral, government and non-governmental organizations are among those welcome to apply.

Offered in English only.

Translation

York University – Glendon Campus

Undergraduate

In addition to a direct-entry option, Glendon offers an accelerated BA program in Translation for applicants who already hold an undergraduate degree.

The program can be completed in 2 to 3 years, and most translation courses are offered in the evening, to accommodate learners who also choose to work while studying. An entrance examination is required. Apply using OUAC code YGR.

Urban and Regional Planning

Ryerson University

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning
Two-Year Post-Baccalaureate
Recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI)
Accredited by the Professional Standards Board (PSB)

Urban and regional planners employ land-use concepts and strategies to develop and enhance regional, urban, suburban and rural communities. You’ll develop applied research and analysis skills through studio practice, consult in teams, travel on week-long field trips and can choose to pursue an international exchange program. Upon graduation, you’ll understand communities’ needs, structures and rules, and be ready to advise on planning decisions related to social, economic, environmental, cultural, land development and transportation issues.

After graduation: Municipal, provincial and federal governments; human/social service organizations; program and policy development; law school; graduate studies in Public Policy/Public Administration (MPA), Business Administration (MBA), and Urban and Regional Planning.

Urban and Regional Planning (for university graduates)

Queen's University

Graduate

Queen's University's 2-year Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MPL) program allows students to develop the knowledge and skills they require to become leaders in the planning field and to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving urban environment.

Admission Requirements: Successful completion of an undergraduate degree program and minimum GPA.