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Justice Studies Graduate Diploma


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    Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Diploma

This is a Graduate program.

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English Language Requirements

English is the primary language of instruction and communication in all domestic programs at Royal Roads University. As part of the application process, all candidates whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English speaking, listening, reading and writing by one of the following means:

Submission of an official English language proficiency score report which meets one of the following minimum* standards:

  • International English Language Testing System (Academic): 6.5 or better with no individual score below 6.0.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based Test (IBT): 88 or better with no section score below 20; Paper-based Test (PBT): 570 or better
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations: Grade C or better
  • Accuplacer: at least Reading Comprehension 70 and Writing 6
  • CanTEST of Written English (TWE) with 4.5 and 4.0 in each skill or better.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): at least 70 overall; 70 in Writing; 60 in other skills
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB): 9+ or better
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 81 overall or better
  • Graduation from a recognized diploma or degree program from a college or university at which English was the primary language of instruction in an English speaking country.
  • Complete the International Study Centre's undergraduate or pre-master's pathway program

An applicant who believes they are fully proficient in English may provide a written submission to the Admissions Office, demonstrating English proficiency through other means.  Please review our English Language Requirements - Waiver Process.

* Meeting minimum English language requirements does not guarantee admission. Some programs may require alternate levels of competency.

Verify with the institution directly.

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Applicants may be assessed for admission to Royal Roads University on the basis of their formal academic training and/or on the skills, knowledge and background developed outside traditional learning structures. This student-centred approach opens doors to higher learning for qualified candidates who otherwise might not meet traditional admission requirements, and thereby serves the needs of a diverse group of students.

Ideal candidates include self-directed and highly motivated people who demonstrate high levels of program-specific knowledge and skills and who possess strong interpersonal, research, and communication skills.

To learn more about our admission requirements, click here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must normally meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. For complete details check here.

If you do not have the formal academic training to qualify for your desired program you may also be admitted through Royal Roads University's Flexible Admission Process.

Out-of-Province

You must normally meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. For complete details check here.

If you do not have the formal academic training to qualify for your desired program you may also be admitted through Royal Roads University's Flexible Admission Process.

BC Transfer Student

Royal Roads University has agreements with many educational institutions that enable students to make a smooth transition for completion of their degree studies. For details click here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Royal Roads University has agreements with many educational institutions that enable students to make a smooth transition for completion of their degree studies. For details check here.

Mature Student

Royal Roads University does not have a specific Mature Student admission category. However, Royal Roads University's Flexible Admission Process may serve the needs of mature students.

 

 

International Student

For details on admission for International Students click here, and for details about English language requirements click here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Flexible Admission

Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Policy at Royal Roads University. This includes applicants with a complex learning history and for whom documenting their learning is either difficult or complex.

Read more about Flexible Admission

How to Apply

All applicants, domestic, international, standard admission, and flexible admission follow the same application process. The online application form is filled out and the application fee is paid, followed by submission of the appropriate supporting documents. Follow this link to begin the application process.

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