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Get career ready before you graduate

Earn a professional certificate as part of your undergraduate degree


McMaster undergraduate students: Get ahead in your career...before you graduate.

With the ElevateYourSkills option at McMaster Continuing Education, you can optimize your time at McMaster by earning a professional certificate in addition to your undergraduate degree and graduate with both at the same time. 

Be career ready when you graduate by gaining hands-on skills and experience from industry experts. Use an online certificate or diploma program offered by McMaster Continuing Education as electives for your degree. Choose from a wide range of flexible online courses and programs that fit your schedule.



  • Convenient online learning platform
  • Choose from over 40 programs in business, health, marketing, communications, technology and data analytics
  • Courses that teach practical skills and apply real-world examples
  • Learn from best-in-class instructors with industry experience
  • Network with professionals across various disciplines


Is this option for you?

If you're a current McMaster University undergraduate student, you can take advantage of this degree add-on option and:

  • Start as early as first year
  • Use your McMaster Continuing Education online certificate or diploma program as electives in your degree
  • Work toward your McMaster degree and certificate at the same time 
  • Learn from industry experts and get in-demand skills in your field of choice 
  • Earn all your credentials by the time you graduate and stand out to employers in today's competitive job market


Online program options



Health &

Social Services

Marketing & Communications

Technology &


Accounting Applied Clinical Research Marketing Data Analytics
Business Administration
Canadian Health Care Digital Marketing Data Science
Human Resources Management Health Informatics Creative, Critical & Design Thinking Big Data Programming & Architecture
Risk Management Health and Social Service Skill Development  
Canadian Housing Health Ventures    
Business of Golf & Resort Management The Science of Cannabis  
Intercultural Competency    


Getting started is easy

number one in a circle Connect with your faculty's Academic Advisor to confirm your elective capacity and choose a program that fits your goals and schedule
number two in a circle Contact Us to speak with one of our Information Specialists about program-related questions and next steps for registration and scheduling
number three in a circle Begin your McMaster Continuing Education journey to gain the in-demand skills and experience you need to get ahead