Graduate diplomas (GD)

A graduate diploma (15 units) from the University of Ottawa allows you to:  

  • build your knowledge base by learning from specialists in the field  

  • learn with a group of students who generally already have professional experience 

  • earn units that can be applied towards a master’s degree, if you decide to pursue one   

At the University of Ottawa, you can: 

  • benefit from a variety of programs tailored to your active lifestyle.  

  • study in the heart of the nation’s capital, a bilingual and multicultural setting where networks of senior stakeholders take action on major issues and influence decisions.  

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Student voices

“I gained the skills required to engage in research. I have since played a role in a supervised injection site and in building capacity for evidence-based care for people with substance use disorders.”

Luc Cormier

— RN, BSc Nursing ’12, MSc Nursing ’15, Graduate Diploma

Explore ways to finance your graduate diploma

The University of Ottawa has many scholarships or financial support options available to you. As a graduate student, there is also the option to earn money while gaining valuable experience through teaching and research assistantships.

Funding and financing options
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