Classification of programs and credentials

10 - Master's-level qualifying program

This category includes postsecondary programs that prepare students for entry into a master's degree program. A bachelor's degree is normally required for entry into this program. 'Master's-level qualifying program' is also referred to as 'Graduate qualifying program (second cycle)'.

10.1 - Master's-level qualifying program short credential

This category includes short credentials for postsecondary programs that prepare students for entry into a master's degree program. A bachelor's degree is normally required for entry into this program. These are formal qualifications granted upon successful completion of programs that are shorter than programs where a certificate or diploma is the formal qualification awarded.

10.2 - Master's-level qualifying program certificate

This category includes certificates for postsecondary programs that prepare students for entry into a master's degree program. A bachelor's degree is normally required for entry into this program.

10.3 - Master's-level qualifying program diploma

This category includes diplomas for postsecondary programs that prepare students for entry into a master's degree program. A bachelor's degree is normally required for entry into this program.

10.4 - Other master's-level qualifying program credential

This category includes other recognized credentials for postsecondary programs that prepare students for entry into a master's degree program. A bachelor's degree is normally required for entry into this program. This category excludes master's-level qualifying program short credentials, certificates and diplomas.

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