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Continuing Education

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COVID-19 Information and Updates

McMaster University is deeply committed to supporting our community during the rapid changes taking place worldwide due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). These frequently asked questions are specific to McMaster University Continuing Education students. We will continue to update the FAQs as needed.

In light of uncertainties due to COVID-19 and changing public health measures, the Fall 2021 term for McMaster Continuing Education will be an online and virtual term. This applies to all academic courses and programs, professional development sessions, including the Essentials program and corporate training sessions. Please note that some programs will continue in the virtual format for Winter and Spring 2022 ​terms. More information about Winter and Spring 2022 will be made available on our website in the coming months. McMaster Continuing Education wishes each of your health and wellness as we navigate to easier and more confident times.​​

For McMaster university-wide updates, please visit

  • McMaster Continuing Education’s One James Street North building is closed until further notice. If you have a question or inquiry please contact one of our Information Specialists by visiting our Contact Us page.

  • All current courses are offered in Online and Virtual Classroom formats and will remain in this format until the end of the calendar year. Any information beyond the current calendar year is to be determined.

  • All online courses will continue as scheduled.

  • There is no disruption to services. Continuing Education staff are doing their very best to support you while they are working remotely from home. However, the in-person services will be impacted until staff physically return to the office.

  • All M​cMaster Continuing Education courses and programs are offered online until further notice. Online courses can be completed from abroad and you would not be required to come to Canada for any part of the program. 

    Future offerings of in-person courses have yet to be determined. For further information regarding study permits or PGWP, please contact Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

  • Returning students can use online banking to make a payment to their student account, if necessary. You can view the payment steps here. Once your payment shows on your Mosaic Student Centre, LOG OUT of Mosaic and visit to register for your course, or you will not be enroled. The credit on your account will be applied when you check out. Note: credit card payments should be made through our website enrolment process only, not in Mosaic.

    New students are asked to visit our Contact Us page to connect with our team and we can review payment options with you. Please note payment in full is required at the time of enrolment.

  • While in-person and telephone services are temporarily suspended, we remain available during regular business hours, which are Monday - Friday from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Please visit our Contact Us page and we will be happy to assist you. 

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