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 Collaborative University and College Programs.

107 Prior Study Programs

Geographical Information Systems

Trent University

Undergraduate

Geographical Information Systems is a collaborative program with Fleming College. It is available to students in the Honours BSc or BA program at Trent University in Geography or in Environmental & Resource Science. Students admitted to the program register as full-time Fleming College students during the third year of their Honours program at Trent. Interested students should consult with the Chair(s) of the appropriate department or programs at Trent.

Health Information Management

Ryerson University

Undergraduate

Part-Time, Degree Completion Program | Bachelor of Health Administration (BHA) Behind every effective healthcare institution is a robust system for managing health services information. Health information managers are proficient at collecting, storing, processing, analyzing and communicating information that is used to plan, research, provide and evaluate healthcare services. Ryerson graduates have in-depth knowledge of today’s evolving health information environment, and understand how to provide efficient and cost-effective healthcare services. This is a Grades-Plus program. In addition to the academic requirements listed below, this program selects students on the basis of grades PLUS non-academic requirements.

Health Services Management

Ryerson University

Undergraduate

Part-Time, Degree Completion | Bachelor of Health Administration (BHA) Health services managers play a meaningful role in making Canada’s health system 1 of the best in the world. Ryerson introduces you to a dynamic and growing field that involves planning and directing the delivery of nursing, therapy, treatment and other services at hospitals and other health organizations. This is a Grades-Plus program. In addition to the academic requirements listed below, this program selects students on the basis of grades PLUS non-academic requirements.

International BA - iBA (Trilingual)

York University - Glendon Campus

Undergraduate

A minimum of 1 year of university studies or the equivalent is required.

To apply to the trilingual iBA option, you need to have a strong proficiency in French; students are not required to have any background in the third language.

Apply with OUAC code YGH.

Law – Civil and Common

Queen's University

Professional

Queen's Faculty of Law is renowned for its special combination of academic excellence and community engagement, placing it in the top tier of Canadian law schools. Admission Requirements: Three years of undergraduate studies, minimum GPA, and Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

Law – Civil Law

University of Ottawa

Professional

Civil law comprises the basic rules of human activity that are, in part, legislated in a civil code. Civil law is in force in Quebec and much of the non-English-speaking world. Upon completing the degree, you are admissible to Quebec’s École du Barreau or uOttawa’s notarial law master’s program (in French).

Law – Common Law

York University

Professional

Offered by Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, the Juris Doctor (JD) is a three-year degree involving six terms (fall and winter) of full-time study. While most students attend Osgoode full-time for the full three years of study, some students may choose to spend a term or year studying abroad, and students in the joint and combined programs will spend a portion of their time at another faculty or institution to graduate with dual degrees after four years.

Law – Common Law

University of Ottawa

Professional

The Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa offers you an unparalleled learning environment. Common Law is 1 of the largest law schools in Canada and receives the largest number of applications from prospective students each year.

Law – Common Law

University of Toronto - St. George Campus

Professional

Three-year program leading to a JD degree. Three years of undergraduate study are required; however, almost all admitted students have completed a 4-year undergraduate degree. There are no required academic prerequisite courses. LSAT is required. Most successful applicants present an "A" or higher on their best 3 full-time undergraduate years of study.

Law – Common Law

University of Windsor

Professional

We offer the following programs:
JD
Canadian and American Dual JD
JD/MSW
JD/MBA

The program leading to the degree of Juris Doctor (J.D.) requires admission as a full-time student for three years or as a half-time student for six years. Our admissions program is different from others. At Windsor Law, we review all applications for admission through a very holistic lens. Candidates have the opportunity to provide the Admission Committee with a range of information that supports their application for entry.

Medicine

University of Ottawa

Professional

The University of Ottawa is the only medical school in North America that offers the MD Program in both official languages, English and French. Students select their language of study during the application process. On average, 164 students are enrolled each new academic year, comprised of roughly 116 in the Anglophone stream and 48 in the Francophone stream. The application process and admissions process are the same for all categories of applicants. Admission requirements: Prior to June preceding registration, applicants must have completed a minimum of three years of full-time undergraduate studies at a recognized university in a program leading to a bachelor's degree, including the following prerequisites: two courses in humanities/social sciences, two courses in biology or zoology, and four courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry.

Medicine

Queen's University

Professional

As a Queen's Medicine graduate, you will have a foundation in medicine that will prepare you for success in qualifying examinations and post-graduate training programs, and for fulfilling careers serving your patients and your communities. Admission Requirements: Three years of undergraduate study with minimum GPA, Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), autobiographical sketch, and interview.

Medicine

McMaster University

Professional

Physician Assistant Education Program: The PA Education Program is a 2-year course of study delivered over a 24-month period beginning in September. Year 1 consists of clinical science courses delivered in the first 12 months. Year 2 consists of clinical training delivered in the next consecutive 12-month period. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 2 years of undergraduate work.

Medicine

McMaster University

Professional

MD Program:
Flagship program with an international reputation for its unique 3-year program based on small group, problem-based study and early introduction to the clinical experience. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 3 years of undergraduate work.

Medicine

University of Ottawa

Undergraduate

Translational and Molecular Medicine
The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Translational and Molecular Medicine (TMM) is a unique collaborative effort between the Faculty of Medicine’s researchers and its affiliated institutes. The program integrates theoretical and practical courses with e-learning, offering students an enriching educational environment and exposing them to innovative research throughout their studies.

TMM offers the largest number of advanced laboratories for an undergraduate program in Canada. Students are taught by both basic scientists and clinicians, providing them with the skill sets required to perform cutting-edge biomedical research.

Admission requirements: 2 years of undergraduate science education or the equivalent (60 credits) with a minimum CGPA of 7.7.

Medicine

University of Toronto - St. George Campus

Professional

U of T offers a 4-year program leading to an MD degree. Three years of undergraduate study are required. Academic prerequisites include 2 full-course equivalents in life sciences and 1 full-course equivalent in humanities, social sciences or languages. MCAT is required.

Music Performance Diploma (3-Year Program)

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

The Music Performance Diploma is a 3-year program designed for students who are also concurrently enrolled in a non-music degree. The program is flexible and permits students to focus exclusively on music study. It offers weekly 1-hour lessons. Although diploma holders represent performers of high artistic achievement, graduate schools generally require an academic degree as well. New applicants to the Music Performance Diploma program who are new to Western University should contact the Recruitment Officer, Sasha Gorbasew (agorbase@uwo.ca), before applying.

Music Therapy

Wilfrid Laurier University - Waterloo Campus

Undergraduate

- Must be registered in Laurier’s Bachelor of Music (BMus) program.
- High standing in Laurier music and psychology courses.
- Evidence of strong interpersonal skills.
- Interview with Music Therapy Coordinator.
- Audition may be requested.