Lifelong Learning for a Brighter World

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Student Town Hall

Ask us your questions!

To keep our students informed and safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, the McMaster Continuing Education team is hosting an online Student Town Hall to address your questions and concerns.

We will address your questions about Winter and Spring Terms, online and virtual course formats, and other questions you may have. 

Join us on Friday, April 3, 2020, at 1:00 PM EST by clicking the link here:

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Student Town Hall

COVID-19 Update

Keeping you informed

Please refer to for the latest updates at McMaster Continuing Education for information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus).

COVID-19 Update

Mindfulness in Modern Society

Develop your mindful self

Mindfulness is the art and practice of being in the "here and now" in this present moment. The way we live prohibits us from simply just being. This can impact our mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.

The ability to be mindful has a host of benefits that have now been scientifically proven with evidence based research. Reconnect with yourself with the Mindfulness in Modern Society program. 

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Mindfulness in Modern Society

Big Data Analytics

Master digital data for meaningful insights

The certificate in Big Data Analytics gives adult learners the tools and techniques to help guide organizations in the exploding field of data analytics. As more ways of collecting data are being developed, professionals are needed who can turn that data into useful business insights.


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Big Data Analytics

Professional Communication in the Canadian Workplace

Learn How To Succeed in the Canadian Workplace

Improving and refining how you communicate in the workplace is a vital skill for any employee. But it can be especially challenging when English is not your first language.

Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become an effective communicator and succeed in the Canadian workplace. 

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Professional Communication in the Canadian Workplace

Open Source Intelligence

Harness the power of information to gain a competitive advantage

Open-source intelligence collects data from publicly available online sources. Learn current, real-world skills, techniques, and the tools needed to effectively capture and analyze open-source intelligence (OSINT) data.

Become data-minded today with ​online intelligence.

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Open Source Intelligence

Future-Proof Your Career by Gaining Relevant Skills and Experience

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Whether you want to become an expert in your field, change your career path or get that big promotion, McMaster University Continuing Education can help you advance your career with certificates, diplomas and professional development programs.

Choose from more than 200 courses and workshops in Business & Management and Health & Social Services. Learn anywhere, anytime with a variety of flexible online courses that fit your schedule.

Build the skills for your career and still have time to do it all. You don't have to change your life to change your job. 

​Spring enrolment ​is open!


News & Insights

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Featured Programs

  • Big Data Analytics Big Data Analytics

    Get the knowledge and skills you need to help guide organizations in the exploding field of big data and predictive analytics. You’ll learn technical concepts from leading practitioners and benefit from hands-on training with the latest industry tools. Become data-minded with Big Data Analytics!

  • Science of Cannabis Science of Cannabis

    Understand the science behind the substance with this 3-course academic certificate of completion. If you work in the healthcare, education, public service, or community betterment sectors - you should check out this new program!

  • Professional Addiction Studies Professional Addiction Studies

    There are big changes happening in Canada. Help your clients by updating your knowledge in this online program. Recognized by the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation. Ongoing applications, courses start every term.

  • Open Source Intelligence Open Source Intelligence

    While Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) has been around for decades, it has come a long way in the past few years. Our Open Source intelligence course will teach you current, real-world skills, techniques, and tools to effectively gather and effectively investigate OSINT data.