Online Programs

Wilfrid Laurier University has produced career-ready professionals for more than 100 years. As a result, you’ll enter a program with an established curriculum taught by faculty who have worked in the field. Below is a list of all of the programs offered online:

Criminology and Policing Degrees


Online Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Honours Bachelor of Arts in Policing

The Honours Bachelor of Arts in Policing online program was designed in partnership with law enforcement and is restricted to officers with a minimum of twelve months of on-the-job experience, making it unlike any other policing program found in Canada.

Online Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Policing

The online Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Policing program delves into the social and psychological aspects of why crimes occur. The program helps to diversify your knowledge through courses in youth justice, addiction and crime, and crimes against humanity.

Public Safety Programs


Online Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Master of Public Safety

The Master of Public Safety online degree prepares you to assess and improve organizational performance. Students also learn to understand the ethical, social, economic, emotional, psychological, political, professional, legal, historical and other overtones and issues that inherently arise in public safety.

Online Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Border Strategies Graduate Diploma

The graduate diploma in Border Strategies online program helps you to examine the context, relevance and impact of the systems, processes, facilities, networks, technologies, assets, and services essential to the health, safety, security, and economic well-being of Canadians.

Online Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Countering Crime Graduate Diploma

The Countering Crime online graduate diploma prepares you to investigate the strategic integration of intelligence into the overall mission of countering crime organizations to reduce costs, create efficiencies, facilitate a supportive and informed command structure, and promote community engagement.

Online Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Emergency Management Graduate Diploma

In the Emergency Management online graduate diploma, students learn to design solutions to the barriers to effective and integrated emergency planning and preparedness as well as examine the history of emergency planning and management through the lens of various public safety jurisdictions.

Online Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

GIS and Data Analytics Graduate Diploma

The GIS and Data Analytics graduate diploma helps you evaluate theoretical positions to explain the relationship between crime, emergency incidents, natural disasters, and place. Students learn to assess the strengths and limitations of computer generated maps, including research and advancement in technology.

Online Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

National Security Graduate Diploma

The graduate diploma in National Security helps students examine the complexity of national security at a global level in today’s era of heightened perception of terrorism and international crime. Learn to assess the expertise and approaches required to analyze and detect crime and terrorism.

Social Work Degrees


Online Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Master of Social Work

The 2.5-year online Master of Social Work online program, designed for those entering the field, provides a wholly integrated foundation covering the essential and interconnected areas of social work knowledge and practice. Gradually building your knowledge and skills through critical analysis of local and global social issues.

Online Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Master of Social Work - Advanced Standing

For students with a BSW, the 1.25-year online Master of Social Work – Advanced Standing program introduces complex concepts, emphasizes practical skill development through application, and critically examines the complexities of social work practice in our contemporary, globalized world.

Computer Science Degrees


Online Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Master of Computer Science

The online Master of Computer Science program is designed to help you reach your professional potential by cultivating the advanced, real-world skills you’ll need to excel in parallel programming, application development, algorithm design, data mining and analysis, cyber-attack and defense, machine learning and technology entrepreneurship.

Admissions Requirements
Program Curriculum

Courses vary by program; learn more about specific tracks by clicking on the program page of your choice:

Honours Bachelor of Arts in Policing

Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Policing

Master of Public Safety

Public Safety Graduate Diplomas