Youth Work (GrDip)

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Degree
Graduate Diploma (GrDip)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Course-based
Primary campus
Loyola (LOY)
Duration
1 year
Credits
33 credits
Start term
Fall
Experiential learning
Internship

Program overview

The Graduate Diploma in Youth Work gives you an understanding of the various approaches and practices used in the field, combining the latest principles of youth development with training in clinical interventions. You will develop the skills needed to support young people aged 10 to 30 while gaining exposure to a variety of professional settings. Under the guidance of our faculty members you will learn about a wide range of clinical approaches with young people, including an emphasis on relational, emancipatory and psycho-educational techniques. Montreal’s culturally diverse population offers work opportunities with groups in need such as First Nations and refugee youth, as well as programs in addiction and residential care. Our courses are designed to help you build a portfolio for an application to Quebec's Ordre des psychoéducateurs et psychoéducatrices, based on their "application par equivalences" program.

Program structure

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  • Prerequisites at the undergraduate level include at least three credits in adolescent development and three credits in social science research methods.
  • Evidence of some volunteer or work experience with children or youth is required.
  • Candidates must be aware that a Police Check is required prior to an internship placement.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process


Application deadlines

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FALL

March 1

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WINTER

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summer

SUMMER

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Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition fees

The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.


Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students are eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.

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