Diploma in Police Studies

The Police Studies Diploma is a ten-course program intended for students with an interest in policing or criminal justice. Students who have undergraduate degrees may be interested in the diploma as a means of specializing or expanding their knowledge in the policing area.

The diploma program is also aimed at addressing the educational needs of those interested in careers with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, existing police officers and others working in the justice field.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the diploma program is limited and competitive. Applications are required by April 1 for admission to the fall semester, and October 15 for admission to the winter semester. 

At the time of admission, applicants must have completed either a university degree in any discipline from a recognized university, or have completed the equivalent of 15 credit hours from a post-secondary institution.


Sample courses

PLST 2200 - Introduction to Corrections
PSYC 2150 - Introduction to Forensic Psychology
PLST 3000 - Crime Victims and Policing


Program Information

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



30 credit hours (10 courses)


Fall and winter semesters

Application Deadline:

  • April 1 for fall admission
  • Oct. 15 for winter admission

Supplementary Application:



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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000