New undergraduate and graduate for-credit degree programs that have been approved by the Quality Council on or after September 1, 2011 are detailed in this database, which can be searched in multiple ways: by university, year, program level and/or keyword.
Program Approvals: York University
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The Graduate Program in Digital Media offers courses and opportunities for advanced training and research leading to the degrees of Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The Program is jointly offered by the Department of Computational Arts in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Lassonde School of Engineering. The program provides highly qualified students with the opportunity to do specialized hybrid research work in a program that uniquely combines computational science and artistic practices. Work in digital media focuses on a broad range of current and emerging forms of digitally supported media, with applications that range from computer games to interactive art. Across all three Digital Media graduate degrees, in both courses and project development, students work within a shared environment that enables them to develop expertise complementary to their research specialization in computational science or artistic practice.
The Master of Management (MMgt) is a one-year, 3-term program that will provide a comprehensive understanding of management knowledge to students with non-business backgrounds. The curriculum is designed to be highly experiential, addressing the skills necessary for success in organizations, such as communication, problem solving, and working in diverse, team-based environments. Students will develop an understanding of how the major disciplines of management intersect, understand how to manage the obligation to act in a socially and ethically responsible manner, and apply quantitative and qualitative methods to solve management problems. In the final semester, students will have an opportunity to apply these skills to a real organization through their participation in the culminating “Enterprise Consulting Project.” During the project, students working in teams will use the management foundations studied in the first two terms of the Master of Management program to develop actionable recommendations for the client organization.
The York University PhD program in Nursing will prepare graduates to have the methodological and theoretical expertise to respond to current and projected demographic and health changes in Canadian and global society through a curriculum that demands depth of nursing knowledge in a substantive area of scholarship and high quality research. The three areas of scholarship offered within the PhD program are Health for Persons and Communities, Health Care Services and Systems, and Education in Nursing. In addition, the PhD program embraces and supports philosophical pluralism and multiple theoretical perspectives in the advancement of nursing science and health care.
Students will be required to complete course work on Research Approaches in Nursing Science, Philosophical Foundations of Contemporary Nursing Science, Doctoral Nursing Seminars and two electives. In addition, students will undergo a comprehensive examination in their substantive area of scholarship and defend their dissertation proposal. Finally the students will complete a doctoral dissertation in which they will undertake original research that contributes to nursing scholarship.
Graduates from the York University PhD in Nursing will be prepared to conduct independent research and scholarship, and pursue academic careers and leadership positions in the public/government, private, health care and industry sectors. These careers may include positions such as researcher, administrator, expert nurse clinician, program strategist, knowledge broker, and policy analyst
The Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) is a one-year, 3-term program that will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of, and a broad skill base in, real estate and infrastructure management. The curriculum emphasizes leadership as well as development, investment and finance in both the real estate and infrastructure industries. It also provides a set of co-curricular activities, including field trips, mentoring and career planning that supports the curriculum and the student’s professional development. The result is an intense academic and industry interaction, with experiential learning driving the curriculum. Students take a common set of courses in the first two terms and select either real estate or infrastructure electives in the final term. Courses in the final term are scheduled to facilitate an optional internship.
The Master of Leadership and Community Engagement (MLCE) is a professional master’s degree offered by the Faculty of Education. The MLCE will be offered as a four term, part-time degree through blended and on-line courses and community placements that prepare graduates to take on leadership roles in public sector organizations and communities with a focus on community engagement and innovation. The MLCE targets public sector professionals who are interested in developing their professional skills and knowledge to leverage community-based research and practice for social change. The MLCE is designed for professionals in areas related to education, community, and other public sectors, including child and youth workers, community organizers, arts and culture administrators, and related fields. Students will complete eight blended and online courses and participate in two community placements to achieve these outcomes.
The Graduate Diploma in Intermediate Accounting (DIAC) develops students’ academic and intellectual abilities in the core competency areas that constitute the field of accountancy. This includes courses that are fundamental to Accounting as well as basic and intermediate courses in Accounting. The program is suitable for graduates of non-business programs and graduates of business programs not accredited by the CPA. The curriculum is academically rigorous and comprises 30 credits over two terms. After completing the program, graduates will have acquired in-depth learning of all of the field’s competency areas and will have acquired expertise in basic and intermediate accounting, covering the Core 1 and Core 2 of the CPA qualification path. Graduates may proceed to complete their education necessary for professional certification through pursuing Schulich’s Master of Accounting (MAcc; advanced standing will be provided to successful graduates) or enter the CPA’s professional certification stream.
The Type 2 Graduate Diploma in Quantitative Methods is offered by the Quantitative Methods Area in the Department of Psychology. This diploma is designed to supplement graduate students’ training by promoting competency in the application and communication of advanced quantitative methods to psychological and social science data.
The core requirements for this diploma are: (a) 18.0 credits of course work specializing in quantitative methods at the graduate level, (b) presenting at least once in the Quantitative Methods Forum, (c) attending at least a minimum of 8 Quantitative Methods Forums, and (d) completion of a Minor Area Paper, Review Paper or Research Practicum with a focus on quantitative methods.
These requirements ensure that students obtain: (a) foundational and breadth of knowledge, as well as competency in several advanced quantitative methodologies used in Psychology and the related behavioral sciences, (b) the ability to communicate advanced quantitative methods in terms of concepts and application, (c) an appreciation of new and novel developments in quantitative methodology, and (d) depth of knowledge in the concepts and application of at least one type of advanced quantitative method.
The MASc and PhD programs in Civil Engineering have been designed to train highly-qualified personnel (HQP) by providing in-depth state-of-the-art knowledge through course work and research projects in one or more of the following three strategic research areas: (1) Infrastructure Lifecycle Management, Maintenance and Rehabilitation; (2) Design for Climate-change-driven Extreme Events; and (3) Sustainable Development. These three strategic research areas encompass the traditional Civil Engineering sub-disciplines of Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, and Water Resources Engineering. The MASc and PhD programs also embrace the philosophy of Renaissance EngineeringTM by providing opportunities to students for enhancing their communication skills, awareness of legal, ethical, business and societal issues, environmental stewardship and sustainable engineering practices. Program requirements include advanced-level graduate course work that includes core courses and technical/open electives, and a research project that culminates in the completion and successful defense of a research thesis/dissertation.