The Postgraduate Degree Specialization Certificate (P.G.D.S.C.) in Corrections is a specialized postgraduate training program, targeted to practitioners in the field of corrections. This largely applied training program designed for senior corrections managers, has as its underlying goal to enhance correctional effectiveness and community safety by ensuring participants are equipped with the advanced knowledge and skills that will support the consistent and effective application of evidence-based corrections programming and practices and active leadership in corrections research and evaluation within the agencies and jurisdictions they represent.

Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • completion of a Master's degree from a recognized University in one of Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Social Work, or another relevant graduate degree in the Human Services area with a 70% average for coursework completed within that degree;
  • current employment with and written letter of nomination from the sponsoring corrections agency (employer) confirming commitment to participate.

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies for more information.

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in CORR 870.3

This course-based program consists of the following courses, totaling 26 credit units, to be completed during full-time enrolment over a two-year period, including:

Year 1

  • CORR 810.3
  • CORR 820.3
  • CORR 830.4

Year 2

  • CORR 840.3
  • CORR 850.7
  • CORR 860.3
  • CORR 870.3