Programs Requiring Prior University Study

The following programs lead to a degree, and require you to complete some university study before you apply.

To find programs that require you to complete some college study before you apply, view the Collaborative University and College Programs PDF.

66 Prior Study Programs

Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours Applied Computing)

University of Windsor

Undergraduate

Applicants must possess a university degree from an accredited university and prerequisites are required.

Business Administration

Queen's University

Graduate

Queen’s School of Business is one of the world’s premier business schools, with a faculty renowned for their business experience and academic credentials. We have earned international recognition for our innovative approach to business education. Admission Requirements: Successful completion of an undergraduate degree program and minimum GPA, references, GMAT or GRE.

Business Administration

Western University

Undergraduate

Two years of university study and prerequisites are required. Demonstrated leadership in extracurricular activities, community involvement and work experience.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Western University

Graduate

Communication Sciences and Disorders MClS
Prerequisite: Four-year undergraduate degree

Creative Writing

York University

Undergraduate

This program is intended for students with a year of undergraduate studies and is not direct entry from high school. You may apply after completing your first 48 credits and before completing your first 78 credits by presenting a portfolio containing work in both poetry and prose fiction, as evidence of writing experience.

Dentistry

University of Toronto - St. George Campus

Professional

Four-year program leading to a DDS. At least three years of undergraduate study required. Academic prerequisites include one general biochemistry course, one basic mammalian physiology course, at least two full courses in life sciences and one in humanities or social sciences. Canadian Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) is required.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

University of Guelph

Professional

The Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph is a leader in veterinary health care, learning and research. This four-year professional degree is accredited by the Canadian and American Veterinary Medical Associations. Entrance Information and Requirements: - completion of a minimum of two years of a university undergraduate degree program. Applications to DVM may be submitted during a student's third year. - completion of 8 university-level required courses: cell biology; biochemistry; genetics; statistics; two biological sciences; and two humanities and/or social sciences - veterinary experience - submission of a Background Information Form - letters of references (two must be from veterinarians) - an interview

Education

University of Ottawa

Professional

Faculty of Education undergraduate programs in English and French lead either to a baccalaureate or a certificate, depending on the program. While each of the programs prepare you to be certified to teach in elementary and secondary schools, each program has a different approach and content. Visit the equivalent page in French for information about Teacher Education programs offered in French.

Education

Brock University

Professional

Brock's Department of Teacher Education offers consecutive initial teacher education programs for those who already have a university degree. The programs are four semesters, taken over two academic years, and lead to a BEd degree and an Ontario Certificate of Qualification and Registration.

Education

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Professional

Consecutive Education – Intermediate/Senior

This 16-month program prepares you to teach Grades 7 to 12 with expertise in two of the following teachable subject areas:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • General Science
  • Health and Physical Education
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics


Admission is based on an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with a minimum required average of 70 percent (B- or 2.7 GPA) in best 10 full-year or best 20 half-year courses completed. Preference given to four-year honours degrees.

Applicants must have completed a minimum 30 credit hours in university courses (equivalent to five full courses, or 10 one-semester courses) in a second teachable subject. A minimum 70 per cent (B- or 2.7 GPA) average is required in courses applicable to each teachable subject.

Education

University of Toronto - St. George Campus

Graduate

U of T offers two-year programs leading to a Master of Education (MEd), Master of Teaching (MT), or Master of Arts in Child Study and Education (MA CSE) degree. An undergraduate degree is required. Preference is given to those who have attained a high academic average in a four-year degree program and to those with relevant experience.

Education

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Professional

Consecutive Education (Primary/Junior)

This 16-month program prepares you to be an elementary school teacher (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6) with strengths in science, mathematics, literacy and technology.

Admission is based on an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with a minimum required average of 70 percent (B- or 2.7 GPA) in best 10 full-year or best 20 half-year courses completed. Preference given to four-year honours degrees.

Education

University of Windsor

Professional

The Faculty of Education and Academic Development offers the two-year consecutive program in one of three possible divisions of teaching specialization in education leading to the Bachelor of Education degree and teacher certification by the Ontario College of Teachers. Completion of a university degree is required.

Education

Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus

Professional

Laurier’s full-time, 2-year Bachelor of Education (BEd) program is designed to prepare you for teaching primary and junior levels (Grades K-6), or junior and intermediate levels (Grades 4-10). Our program has strong links with 4 local school boards, and you’ll spend at least 2 days each week in a Professional Development School (PDS) placement throughout 2 years, in addition to your 5 block practicum placements. You’ll regularly link the theory you’ll learn in your university classes to the teaching experiences of your placements.

Education

Laurentian University

Professional

Le programme de formation initiale à l’enseignement comporte une année d’études qui prépare à l'obtention de la carte de compétence d'enseignement de l'Ontario (brevet d'enseignement) pour les écoles franco-ontariennes et au baccalauréat en éducation (B.Éd.). La formation initiale vise à promouvoir la connaissance de l'enfant et du curriculum des écoles françaises de l’Ontario, l’articulation d’un style pédagogique personnel et une sensibilisation à des éléments culturels significatifs et distinctifs.

Education

Nipissing University

Professional

The Bachelor of Education (BEd) program is part of our Schulich School of Education and meets the requirements of the Ontario College of Teachers for teacher certification (Certificate of Qualification). It is open to applicants presenting proof of graduation with an approved undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

Education

Queen's University

Graduate

Queen's University's Faculty of Education offers undergraduate programs leading to teacher certification as well as graduate programs (MEd/PhD). Additional Qualification and professional development courses for teachers are also offered. Admission Requirements: Successful completion of an undergraduate degree program and minimum GPA.

Engineering

University of Windsor

Undergraduate

The Engineering Technology (BEng Tech) program prepares grads for the job market. It was developed for those who hold one of the following:
a) a three-year technology diploma from a Canadian college (or an equivalent overseas Institution)
b) an engineering degree from an accredited Canadian university (or an equivalent overseas institution)
c) a four-year university degree in a scientific or technical subject from a Canadian University (or an equivalent overseas institution).