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Depending on your program of study, Graduate Diploma programs at Royal Roads University are offered online, on-campus or in a blended format. See below for details. 

Business

Graduate Diploma in Project Management and Organizational Leadership

Royal Roads Graduate Diploma in Project Management and Organizational Leadership is designed for mid to senior level professionals and is an 18-credit on-campus program. Equip yourself with the essential skills of project management through this program which is aligned with the knowledge requirements of the Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® industry-recognized certifications.

Delivery Method: On Campus
Length: 8 months
Tuition: Domestic $14,494 (February 2021 Start Date)
  International $17,850 (February 2021 Start Date)

Education and Technology

Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management

The Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management is a 12-month, 18-credit, six course program that is textbook-free and can be accessed through open educational resources, e-books, journal articles and other free digital resources. This program is designed to build the knowledge and practical skills of professionals working in the education sector who wish to expand their skills, strategies and expertise in the area of educational communication, research, administration and management.

This diploma will ladder directly into the MA in Educational Leadership and Management program, providing you with an opportunity to extend your learning or leave the program with a recognized diploma and return at a later date to complete your MA. 

Delivery Method: Blended or Online
Length: 1 year
Tuition: See Tuition Page

Graduate Diploma in Higher Education Administration and Leadership

The Graduate Diploma in Higher Education Administration and Leadership is an 18-credit program, completed through Royal Road's blended learning model of online study with a two-week on-campus residency. This program is ideal for aspiring leaders who are interested in developing an understanding of today’s trends, challenges, research and skill development as it pertains to higher education leadership and administration.

This program offers students an opportunity to add a concentration in higher education administration and leadership to their existing professional and academic credentials.  Students who successfully complete the diploma program can apply to complete the additional 15 credits for the Masters of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership.

Delivery Method: Blended
Length: 1 year
Tuition: See Tuition Page

Graduate Diploma in Learning and Technology

The Graduate Diploma in Learning and Technology is a 12-month, 18-credit program designed for professionals working in technology-mediated education. There is a need for management-level individuals to assume leadership roles in program design, development, and evaluation, as well as the need for online facilitators who can have the skills and knowledge to effectively integrate educational technologies into their teaching and learning environments.

This program was designed to be taken on its own, but students who successfully complete the program may have their credits applied to the Master of Arts in Learning and Technology degree.

Delivery Method: Online or Blended
Length: 1 year
Tuition: See Tuition Page

Graduate Diploma in Technology-enhanced Learning and Design

The online, 12-month, 18-credit Graduate Diploma in Technology-enhanced Learning and Design was developed to provide educators and trainers with the skills needed to create and deliver appropriate and productive learning materials for a variety of online platforms.

Delivery Method: Online
Length: 1 year
Tuition: See Tuition Page

Environment and Sustainability

Graduate Diploma in Climate Action Leadership

This 18-credit graduate diploma is designed for climate action leadership services professionals to address complex challenges in a creative and solution-based way. Competency domains include, climate adaptation and resilience science, research, systems thinking, adaptive leadership, climate communication and innovative change making.

Delivery Method: Blended
Length: 15 months
Tuition: See Tuition Page

Graduate Diploma in Environmental Education and Communication

The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Education and Communication is a leadership program that focuses on developing skills and competencies for educators and communicators  in presenting environmental information to audiences. This Graduate Diploma program is laddered, which allows individuals to complete a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, or full Master's degree.

Delivery Method: Blended
Length: 1 year (approximately
Tuition: See Tuition Page
 

Humanitarian Studies

Graduate Diploma in Conflict Analysis and Management

Royal Roads Graduate Diploma in Conflict Analysis and Management program focuses on both the theory and understanding of the effects of conflict. You will be provided with the skills to work with conflict and will be introduced to a wide range of skills – facilitation, negotiation, mediation, among others.

Delivery Method: Blended
Length: 1 year
Tuition: See Tuition Page

Graduate Diploma in Disaster and Emergency Management

The Graduate Diploma in Disaster and Emergency Management is a dynamic one-year interdisciplinary degree that is dedicated to educating emergency management professionals. You will learn how to support communities at risk and how to increase their resilience to hazards they may face.

Delivery Method: Blended
Length: 1 year
Tuition: See Tuition Page

Graduate Diploma in Human Security and Peacebuilding

This intensive one-year interdisciplinary program is for those interested in advancing their skills in the field of international humanitarian assistance, social reconstruction, capacity building, and peacebuilding. You will learn how to build sustainable peace in complex settings, and to advance human security by understanding the short- and long-term needs of an affected population to create strategic plans and operational programs.

Delivery Method: Blended
Length: 1 year
Tuition: See Tuition Page
 

Graduate Diploma in Justice Studies

The Graduate Diploma (GD) in Justice Studies is a one-year, interdisciplinary graduate program and stresses the importance of a collaborative and problem focused approach to justice. The majority of this program is taught through online learning with each online course nine weeks in length, and a two-week break between courses. You will be required to attend one, two-week on-campus residency where you can interact face-to-face with your instructors, cohort and team. 

Delivery Method: Blended
Length: 1 year
Tuition: See Tuition Page
 

Interdisciplinary Studies

Graduate Diploma in Interdisciplinary Studies

The Diploma in Interdisciplinary Studies offers a program tailored to your academic objectives by offering options from other RRU programs, which provides an education designed for your unique aspirations. You can choose to do your Diploma in Interdisciplinary Studies completely online, or you can include a short term on-campus residency as part of your electives.

Delivery Method: Blended
Length: varies
Tuition: See Tuition Page

Leadership Studies

Graduate Diploma in Global Leadership

The Graduate Diploma in Global Leadership is a 9-month program addresses the need to be capable of working in global or multicultural contexts.  This program focuses on enhancing thinking and cross cultural communication capacities in professionals and leaders who work to create change in the organizational or community development context. 

Delivery Method: Blended
Length: 9 months
Tuition: See Tuition Page
 
 

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