Future Students

Certificate Programs

Certificate in Criminology and Social Justice
Certificate in Gerontology
Certificate in Social Work
Certificate Program Application Procedures
Application Deadlines
Notification of Admission

Certificate in Criminology and Social Justice

Candidates must have at least one year of work experience in the field of criminal justice and either have successfully completed a university preparatory high school programme or satisfy the University’s Adult Learner applicant requirements. For further information, please contact the Admissions Office at (506) 452-0532 or email admissions@stu.ca.

Certificate in Gerontology

Candidates who have acquired at least one year of experience in the field of aging may be considered for admission. All candidates must either have successfully completed a university preparatory high school programme or meet the University’s Adult Learner requirements. For further information, please contact the Admissions Office at (506) 452-0532 or email admissions@stu.ca.

Certificate in Social Work

This programme is made available by special offering only. For further information, please contact the Admissions Office at (506) 452-0532 or email admissions@stu.ca.

Certificate Program Application Procedures

Applications for admission are submitted to the Admissions Office and consist of:

  • completed application form available at How to Apply
  • non-refundable application fee
  • official transcript of high school or university marks if applicable
  • résumé of the candidate’s experience in the program field
  • letter of reference from a supervisor confirming the nature and length of the candidate’s work experience in the program field

Candidates who are applying for admission to a certificate program under the University’s Adult Learner policy should also submit a letter of application describing educational background, work experience, and academic plans.

Application Deadlines

Applications for September admissions should be completed by March 31. For January admission, the application deadline is December 11, and for intersession (May to June), the application deadline is April 15. Summer session applications should be completed by June 15.

Notification of Admission

The Admissions Office, in consultation with the Director of each certificate programme, assesses each candidate on the basis of experience and academic background. Candidates are notified of their admission status upon completion of this review, normally within 30 days of receiving a completed application.

Successful candidates are referred to Programme Directors for academic counselling upon notification of their acceptance.

For further information, please contact the Admissions Office at (506) 452-0532 or email admissions@stu.ca.