SPU’s Graduate Diplomas

What is a Graduate Diploma?

A Graduate Diploma is a program of 15 credits (5 courses), especially attractive to people wishing to pursue a specialization at the graduate diploma level in order to build on their professional experience and previous studies.

Did you know?

  • Candidates with an average of 80% or higher, who are studying full-time, will receive a scholarship worth $1,500 per session for the normal duration of their program.
  • The Graduate Diploma is offered in both languages: French and English.
  • Students may complete the diploma requirements full-time in one session or part-time over the course of one, two or three years.
  • This diploma is conferred jointly by the Senates of Saint Paul University and the University of Ottawa under the terms of the federation agreement between them.
  • Students registered in the Graduate Diploma Program can request to transfer to a related Master's program, which in most cases comes with a full or partial recognition of acquired credits thus reducing the duration of the studies.


Schools and Faculties offering a Graduate Diploma

  • School of Counselling, Psychotherapy & Spirituality
  • School of Public Ethics
  • Social Innovation
  • Canon Law
  • Theology

*Pending approval by the Council of Ontario Universities and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

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