Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Professional Communication & Management

Graduate Diploma, Professional Communication and Management (GDip.)



Program Websites


Program Contact

Teresa Janik (tjanik4@uwo.ca)
Graduate Assistant

Graduate Diploma in Professional Communication and Management

Western University
Biological and Geological Sciences Building Rm 3034
London, Ontario N6A 5B7

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 86501

The Graduate Diploma (GDip) in Professional Communication and Management is a two term (8 month) course-based diploma program designed to enhance the professional skills of BA and BSc graduates, and to develop creative and visionary leaders.

Professional knowledge and skills are developed through coursework to serve students from all academic disciplines in a multidisciplinary context. The Diploma curriculum bridges the divide between any discipline (e.g. arts, humanities, social science, health sciences, science or engineering) and its application to the private, public and non-profit sectors, providing the management and communication skills needed to build successful careers. This program complements discipline-specific training students received in their undergraduate degree to gain a competitive career advantage.

Prospective students are advised that this new program is under review. Offers of admission to this new program cannot be made until the program has received final approval.

Times to Completion

  • 2 Terms (8 months) - September to May

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Course-based

Admission Requirements

  • 4-year undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • Minimum 70% average in the last two years of study.
  • Please note that this is a highly competitive program and meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

  • June 30

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications may be accepted after the deadline if space is available.