Addiction Education

Bridging the gap between theory
and practice.

New! Instructor-led Online Course ADD 827 Introduction to Addictions available

*Please note that after an extensive assessment, the Addiction Careworker Diploma and Addiction Studies Certificate programs are under review for closure as of February 15, 2018, pending a final approval by University Senate.

As a result, a new program called Professional Addiction Studies (Certificate and Diploma) will launch in Fall 2018.

For more information about the program closure and timelines, please visit the Program Closure Information page. 

For over twenty-five years McMaster has offered comprehensive education in addiction studies.
This is one of Canada's leading programs on addiction and substance abuse treatment.

Complete this program completely online or by attending weekend block in-person classes (or combine both).
Rolling application and enrolment dates - start anytime!

  • Diploma: 10 courses (24 credit units)
  • Certificate: 6-8 courses (15 credit units)