Lifelong Learning for a Brighter World

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Health and Social Service

Skill Development

The skills you need to make a difference.

Admission Requirements

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The Health and Social Service program is open enrolment, meaning you are not required to apply to the program for admission; however, you must have the following:

  • Have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • Be a mature student as defined in the Undergraduate Calendar of McMaster University 
  • Or be deemed an exceptional case

In order to ensure that students have the basic capabilities necessary to be successful in their online course, you are required to have the following pre-requisite knowledge and/or skills:

  • Knowledge and skills with general computer applications, such as keyboarding, file management, video talks, and word processing
  • Familiarity with internet browsers and web surfing 
  • English Language Proficiency requirements: Completion of TOEFL exam with minimum acceptable score of IBT: 86 overall with a minimum score of 20 on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening), valid for 2 years.