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13.4 Graduate Diploma Programs 2018/2019

13.4 Graduate Diploma Programs

13.4.1 Graduate Diploma in Environmental Public Health Practice

The practice of environmental public health is critical to the wellness of communities. This diploma explores all aspects if the natural and built environment that can influence human health and disease. Students will be exposed to the diversity of the field including food and drinking water safety, waste management, air and soil quality, communicable disease control, emergency response and occupational health.

Courses from this diploma may be used towards the Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree) with the exception that students who undertake ENVH 621 and ENVH 622 will be required to attend the laboratories of ENVH 521 and ENVH 522.

A. Admission Requirements

[Changes approved by the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Science on October 26th, 2018]

Admission requirements are:

  1. A four-year baccalaureate degree from Concordia or its equivalent from a recognized institution. (The baccalaureate degree should be in a related background including but not limited to health care, science, agriculture, and engineering. Open studies graduate students would be welcomed to register in these courses)
  2. An admission grade point average (AGPA) of 3.0 (on Concordia’s 4-Point Scale) or equivalent on the most recent 60 credits of undergraduate (or graduate) study.
  3. Successful completion of 3 credits in chemistry, and 3 credits of statistics 3 credits in microbiology and 3 credits in human or mammalian physiology.
  4. It is recommended that applicants present
    1. 3 credits in microbiology and
    2. 3 credits in human anatomy or 3 credits in human or mammalian physiology

    For graduation students must present these credits.

  5. Demonstrated fulfilment of Concordia’s English Language Requirement.
  6. A statement of career interests and a resume are also required at the time of application.

Following the initial review of applications, qualified applicants who satisfy the admission requirements are forwarded to the department for assessment which may involve an interview. The procedure is designed to assess applicants’ nonacademic qualifications, suitability for the program, and potential for success in the courses.

B. Program Requirements

  1. 18 credits required, to include:
    1. ENVH 601
    2. ENVH 602
    3. ENVH 611
    4. ENVH 612
    5. ENVH 621
    6. ENVH 622
  2. achieve a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 in the required courses.
  3. must complete 12 of 18 credits at Concordia University of Edmonton.
  4. complete program within 2 years
  5. present
    1. 3 credits in microbiology and
    2. 3 credits in human anatomy or 3 credits in human or mammalian physiology

C. Graduation Requirements

Students graduate on one of the three degree-conferral dates following successful completion of their program requirements as well as the general program requirements of The Faculty of Graduate Studies, section 13.1.4. For further information about graduation requirements, see Graduation Requirements, section 13.1.5.

13.4.2 Graduate Diploma in Information Assurance

A. Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are:

  1. Four-year Bachelor degree* from a recognized educational institution, preferably in business/management, management of information systems or computing science. Students entering the program require a minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent in the last 60 credits of undergraduate study;
    *Note: Students with a three-year Bachelor degree may be admissible but may be required to take qualifying courses.
  2. A resume with a statement of career objectives;
  3. A GPA of 3.0 in at least two courses in financial accounting (one introductory and one intermediate) and one course in management accounting or equivalent course work;
  4. A security clearance;
  5. Demonstrated fulfilment of Concordia University of Edmonton’s English Language Requirement.

B. Program Requirements

  1. 18 credits required, to include:
    1. ISAM 512
    2. ISAM 521
    3. ISAM 522
    4. ISAM 542
    5. ISSM 553
    6. ISAM 563
  2. achieve a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in the required courses.
  3. complete program within 6 years

C. Graduation Requirements

Students graduate on one of the three degree-conferral dates following successful completion of their program requirements as well as the general program requirements of The Faculty of Graduate Studies, section 13.1.4. For further information about graduation requirements, see Graduation Requirements, section 13.1.5.

13.4.3 Graduate Diploma in Information Security

The Graduate Diploma in Information Security is an 18 credit program is entirely coursework. Any coursework taken or diploma received will count towards the Master of Information Systems Security Management (MISSM) should the student or graduate apply to the MISSM program at a later date. Note that holders of the Master of Information Systems Assurance Management (MISAM) degree may not apply for the MISSM degree; however they may receive the Graduate Diploma in Information Security.

A. Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are:

  1. Four-year Bachelor degree from a recognized educational institution, preferably in business/management, engineering, management of information systems or computing science. Students entering the program require a minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent in the last 60 credits of undergraduate study;
  2. A GPA of 3.0 on a general Network Technology course and an Operating Systems course or equivalent knowledge;
  3. A security clearance;
  4. Demonstrated fulfilment of Concordia University of Edmonton’s English Language Requirement.

B. Program Requirements

  1. 18 credits required, to include:
    1. ISSM 521
    2. ISSM 525
    3. ISSM 533
    4. ISSM 536
    5. ISSM 551
    6. 3 credits chosen from ISSM 531 or 535
  2. achieve a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in the required courses.
  3. must complete 12 of 18 credits at Concordia University of Edmonton.
  4. complete program within 6 years

C. Graduation Requirements

Students graduate on one of the three degree-conferral dates following successful completion of their program requirements as well as the general program requirements of The Faculty of Graduate Studies, section 13.1.4. For further information about graduation requirements, see Graduation Requirements, section 13.1.5.

13.4.4 Graduate Diploma in Psychological Assessment

These post-BA programs are meant to meet the needs of students and practicing psychologists to enhance their knowledge and skills in assessment. For post-BA students, the program is intended to offer professional preparation to provide skilled assessment services under the supervision of a registered psychologist (e.g., as a psychological assistant). For registered psychologists, the courses are intended to allow students to incorporate specific domains of psychological knowledge and assessment skills into their professional practice.

A. Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, post-BA students (including those with graduate degrees) who are not registered psychologists must be prepared to present the following minimum requirements:

  1. A four-year Bachelor degree from a recognized educational institution, preferably in psychology. Note: Students with a 4-year degree in a related field may be admissible but may be required to take qualifying courses.
  2. A 3.0 GPA including the last 60 credits taken, as indicated by an official transcript.
  3. A Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search.
  4. An academic/employment CV with a statement of career objectives.
  5. Applicants who have completed their most recent degree in a language other than English require an overall score of 98, and the following minimum scores, on each component of the TOEFL-iBT: 27 in Speaking, 25 in Writing, 23 in Listening, and 23 in Reading.

Registered psychologists will be required to provide:

  1. Proof of registration in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists or equivalent licensing body for psychologists.
  2. An academic/employment CV with a statement of career objectives.
  3. Applicants who have completed their most recent degree in a language other than English require an overall score of 98, and the following minimum scores, on each component of the TOEFL-iBT: 27 in Speaking, 25 in Writing, 23 in Listening, and 23 in Reading.
  4. A 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credits taken, as indicated by an official transcript.

B. Program Requirements

  1. 18 credits required, to include:
    1. 12 credits chosen from PSY 634, 635, 636, 637, 652, 653, 659, 669, 677, or 678
    2. 6 credits chosen from PSY 605, 611, 621, 622, 631, or 633
  2. achieve a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in the required courses.

C. Graduation Requirements

Students graduate on one of the three degree-conferral dates following successful completion of their program requirements as well as the general program requirements of The Faculty of Graduate Studies, section 13.1.4. For further information about graduation requirements, see Graduation Requirements, section 13.1.5.

D. Practicum Procedures

Prior to being considered for a Practicum placement, students will likely be required to obtain one or more types of Record Checks. A Criminal Record Check is the most common type of background check required by most organisations / corporations. It is obtained through the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) for residents of Edmonton or through the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for those residing outside of Edmonton. Some organisations / corporations require a Vulnerable Sector Check, which is a part of the EPS or RCMP Information Check. Additionally, a few organisations/corporations still require an Alberta Intervention Record Check that is completed through Children’s Services. General information about record checks will be addressed during the practicum application process.
The record check is to be kept by the student and presented to the organisation / corporation upon request. Each case is reviewed on an individual basis to determine if the record check brings into question the suitability of the person to enter a practicum placement in that organization / corporation. A decision to accept or not accept a student for placement is made based on the results of the record check and each organisation’s / corporation’s threshold.
It is the student’s sole responsibility to ensure that she/he can satisfy the requirements for a record check. The requirements for a record check are not in the control of Concordia University of Edmonton, but rather depend on the requirements of the organisation / corporation as well as other factors. If a student cannot satisfy the requirements, it may affect that student’s ability to participate in a practicum, to complete the program, or to obtain employment.
Students with concerns about their ability to clear the records check, should contact the Practicum Coordinator.