McMaster University

McMaster University

Diploma Requirements



Please refer to the Admissions Page for information on eligibility, Admissions


Diploma Completion:

Students have two years for diploma completion. New students entering the the diploma program as of  Fall 2018, will have until April 2020 for diploma completion.


The Graduate Diploma will reflect the interests of the students and will be achieved through four (4) half courses (12 units) from our course offerings to meet the Diploma requirements. 

Opportunities exist to complete four (4) half courses ( 12 units) in one specialized area, providing students with an enhanced clinical learning experience that includes theory, applied clinical skills development and direct supervision.

Successful completion of courses requires a minimum of a B- grade.  Attendance is mandatory.

Required courses SGS 101 and SGS 201 - please refer to the Graduate Calendar for further information.



"All graduate students, including part-time students, exchange students and visiting students must complete and pass the course SGS 101 Academic Research Integrity and Ethics  within the first month of their first term after their admission to graduate studies at McMaster. The purpose of this course is to ensure that the standards and expectations of academic integrity and research ethics are communicated early and are understood by incoming students. All students are required to take and pass SGS 101. Students may not graduate or register in subsequent academic terms without having successfully completed this course.

All graduate students are required to complete appropriate training required to complete their research and studies (health and safety training, ethics training, biosafety training, etc.), as determined by their home Department or Program. All graduate students also are required to complete and pass SGS 201 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) , which can be completed on-line []. Having an understanding of how we can identify and reduce attitudinal, structural, information, technological, and systemic barriers to persons with disabilities is core to McMaster University’s commitment to supporting an inclusive community in which all persons are treated with dignity and equality, and completion of AODA training is critical as McMaster’s graduates move forward in their varied, chosen professions.

Students may not graduate or register for subsequent terms in their program until they have completed their required training."


Those who fulfill the diploma requirements will receive a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Behavioural Sciences

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