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When you're juggling work, family, friends and personal time, it can be hard to fit in a course.

Online learning is a popular solution, allowing you to work at your own pace, schedule a time for coursework that works for you, and avoid an extra commute without sacrificing quality or interaction with classmates and your instructor.


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Whether you want to upgrade your current skills, earn a professional designation or change your field, McMaster University Continuing Education can help you build your career with certificates, diplomas and professional development programs.

Choose from more than 200 courses and workshops. Learn online or in person in the evenings or on weekends. Areas of focus include Business & Management, Communication & Design, Health & Social Services and Metallurgy.

Achieve your personal and career goals with McMaster University Continuing Education.

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Student Stories

  • Accounting grad builds a career in Canada Accounting grad builds a career in Canada

    Jing is not afraid of taking on a new challenge. After completing a master's degree in finance in China, she began a new life in Toronto in 2013. The key to her first job in Canada? The McMaster fast-track accounting diploma.

  • Marketing has gone digital Marketing has gone digital

    Laura was facing the challenge of wanting to make use of her marketing skills and transition to the online world of digital marketing. She now works in search engine optimization. "Since attending the [digital marketing] program, my confidence has soared. Now I can find the job that I'm looking for."

  • McMaster employee completes 2 diplomas McMaster employee completes 2 diplomas

    "If you work at McMaster, you should definitely go to school." Mara took advantage of McMaster's tuition assistance program to pay for courses at McMaster Continuing Education, setting her up for success and growth in her role as an Executive Assistant in Communications and Public Affairs.

Featured Programs

  • Big Data, Bigger Career Big Data, Bigger Career

    A hands-on, in-person program to train for some of the most in-demand business roles available today. Explore Big Data Analytics and Foundations of Analytics now.

  • Applied Clinical Research Applied Clinical Research

    Gain the knowledge and skills required to work in a clinical research setting with this popular new program. Study part-time, online for maximum flexibility.

  • NEW! Professional Addiction Studies NEW! Professional Addiction Studies

    There are big changes happening in Canada. Help your clients by updating your knowledge in this online program. Recognized by the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation. Ongoing applications, courses start every term.