Diploma in Human Relations & Family Life Education

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Want to provide people with the tools for responding to the challenges of everyday life? Help others realize their potential? Increase their daily living skills?


The Diploma in Human Relations and Family Life Education (30 credits) is geared towards those wishing to pursue a career in diverse areas that deal with issues faced through the life cycle, whether in the work place or in the home environment. Family Life Educators are trained to provide support to people who are dealing with the challenges of everyday life, thus enhancing the lives of individuals and families. The program is administered by the McGill School of Continuing Studies.

Primary audience

This program is intended to train people who wish to conduct Family Life Education programs in schools, hospitals, religious institutions and social service centres. The program is also designed for people who, though qualified to work in their respective professional domains, may wish to acquire auxiliary skills in basic human communication, group animation and effective interviewing.


Typically our Diploma grads apply for positions in hospitals, schools, community centres, etc. which have a Family life Education Program. 



See the McGill Calendar Diploma in Human Relations & Family Life Education page for detailed admission requirements information.



Please view the Apply/Register section of the McGill School of Continuing Studies website for application information and application deadlines.


Progression of Required Courses

Students are required to follow the course sequences as outlined in the timetables provided below.


Click icon to view a listing of courses: McGill Course Calendar

Not all courses are offered each semester or year. For current course offerings, visit the Minerva Dynamic Schedule - Class Schedule Search. Select a study term, then search by "EDPC" and "EDPE" in the Subject field.

Course registration questions? Visit our Registration page.

Tuition & fees

McGill Continuing Studies tuition and fees vary for Quebec residents, non-Quebec Canadian students, and International students. Visit the McGill Continuing Studies Fees page for links to current tuition and fee information.

Information about application fees, fines, and other charges can be found on the Students Accounts website.


Time Limits

30-credit programs taken on a part-time basis must normally be completed within five years of admission to the program. Programs taken on a full-time basis must normally be completed within 28 months of admission to the program.


Advanced Standing and Transfer Credits

Advanced Standing and Transfer credits may be granted to students who provide evidence of equivalent course(s) completed at McGill University or elsewhere. Students should note that courses taken more than five (5) years ago will not be recognized for advanced standing. Permission must be obtained from the program director concerned. Normally, a maximum of 9 credits is permitted. In order for credits to be accepted a grade of "C" or better must have been obtained.



Questions? Please view our FAQ before contacting our office. If you still have questions after reading the questions and answers, we will be happy to assist.



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