Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for this program include:
  • University Degree, preferably in a related subject. Preferred disciplines include Language, Communications, Education, Psychology, Journalism, Sociology, Political Science, Business OR an acceptable combination of related work experience and alternative university degree (as determined by the College)
  • English Language proficiency, as demonstrated by one of the following, if English is a subsequent language:
    • TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 101: minimum scores of 27 in Speaking; 23 in Listening; 27 in Writing; 24 in Reading OR
    • IELTS overall score of at least 7; minimum scores of 7 in all bands OR
    • Other proficiency assessment as acceptable to the College
Selection and Ranking

Testing or other supplemental evaluation may be required.

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Criminal Reference Check (CRC)

All employers have instituted a CRC with vulnerable sector screening as a requirement for field placements as a result of Bill 18. The CRC will be required at the beginning of the program Term 1. All costs associated with the CRC are the responsibility of the student.

Note: Students with criminal charges or convictions will be severely limited in placement and/or employment opportunities. Those with criminal charges impending or an uncleared criminal record (criminal convictions must be pardoned, sealed or expunged) are not eligible for a field placement experience.


Students are responsible for their own transportation in order to complete field placement requirements. Niagara College cannot guarantee placements that are readily accessible by public transportation. Students are responsible for all costs associated with such transportation.