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Admission and Application Requirements

Admission Requirements

Most McMaster Continuing Education programs are open enrolment, which means there is no formal application or admission procedure. To enrol in a course, simply register online. McMaster Continuing Education courses can be taken as part of a program or individually.

A few of our programs have specific admission and application requirements, please refer to the Program and Application Requirements section below for more information.

To enrol in McMaster Continuing Education programs, you must:

  • Have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • Be a mature student as defined in the Undergraduate Calendar of McMaster University or
  • Be deemed an exceptional case

To ensure you are successful in your online courses, you are required to have knowledge and skills with general computer applications, such as keyboarding, file management, video conferencing and word processing.

Language Requirements

If your first language is not English, you must meet the University’s English language proficiency requirements. Completion of TOEFL exam with a minimum acceptable score of 20 on each of the four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening), valid for 2 years.

Payment Options

  • Payment must be made in full at the time of enrolment
  • Online credit card or debit payments are preferred
  • Accepted credit cards: Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Accepted debit cards: Visa Debit and Debit Mastercard
  • Google Pay is available for faster checkout
  • Payments can be made from a Canadian Financial Institution and can take 2 to 4 business days to arrive in your McMaster student account. Once payment has arrived, you can register for your course. Please note that if the amount of the course fees owing is more than what was transferred to your student account, you will be dropped from the course.

Application Requirements

A few of our programs have specific admission and application requirements. Please refer to the list of programs below. Use the filter or search bar to find your program and learn more about the requirements, application dates and required documents.

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Health Informatics

Application is required for the Health Informatics program. Learn more about the application requirements and dates.

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Health Information Fundamentals

Application is required for the Health Information Fundamentals program. Learn more about the application requirements and dates.

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My OWN McMaster

Application is required for the My OWN McMaster pathway. Learn more about the application requirements and dates.

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Nursing Concepts in Continence Care

Application is required for the Nursing Concepts in Continence Care program. Learn more about the application requirements and dates.

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Professional Addiction Studies

Application is required for the Professional Addiction Studies program. Learn more about the application requirements and dates.