Approved Programs

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.

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Urban Health, PhD

Graduate Ryerson University
Decision Date: January 25, 2019

The PhD Program in Urban Health will provide innovative learning opportunities aimed at empowering graduates to work collaboratively across a range of disciplines to generate high quality evidence related to the concerns of individuals and communities, and to generate solutions to improve the health and well-being of diverse populations living in urban centres. This program will be housed in and administered by the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing (DCSN). The three main domains associated with this program include: 1) health and wellbeing,  which is a “state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”; 2) safety and security, that is “protecting individuals from critical (severe) and pervasive (widespread) threats and situations”; and 3) migration, immigration, and settlement, which examines the effect of relocation processes on the health and wellbeing of individuals. Graduates of this program will contribute to improving the quality and responsiveness of health and social services to address the needs of diverse populations in urban centres.

Building Science, PhD

Graduate Ryerson University
Decision Date: December 19, 2018

Building Science bridges the gap between architecture and engineering providing an analytical approach and design appreciation that clearly distinguishes it from other disciplines.  The PhD Program in Building Science seeks to apply the scientific fundamentals of building physics to the interaction between the components of a building, its users, and the environment.  The program includes a wide range of technically based building science research output both at the micro-scale (i.e., material based research) to the macro-scale (i.e., community based research) and all in between (i.e., assemblies, components, whole buildings).  The program allows students to complete a traditional doctoral dissertation while also having the opportunity to complete experiential learning activities including mentorship, teaching, and industry liaising. The program is unique in Canada.

Health Administration (Community Care), MHA(CC)

Graduate Ryerson University
Decision Date: January 19, 2018

The Master of Health Administration (Community Care) provides management education in the home and community care sector.  Focused on innovation, analytics and entrepreneurship, the MHA (CC) is designed for professionals already working in healthcare and those interested in transitioning into this dynamic and growing sector. The program addresses the growth in this sector’s importance and complexity as healthcare policy shifts to enable people with chronic illnesses to stay in their own residences, including long term care, rather than hospitals.  Required courses focus on the policy environment, management and evaluation skills, and the use of technology to coordinate and deliver health care and support.  The program finishes with an applied capstone project aimed at creating a solution – a new program, process, technology and/or organization – for a challenge faced by community organizations delivering or coordinating care and/or support.

Financial Analysis, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Ryerson University
Decision Date: October 16, 2017

The primary objective of the Professional Master’s Diploma in Financial Analysis is to produce graduates with higher order knowledge and critical thinking skills essential to addressing professional business problems in finance and investing. Participants in the financial services sector will benefit from this program, which leads to career positions such as financial advisor, financial analyst, portfolio manager, and risk manager, among others. Courses include: Fixed Income Securities, Advanced Portfolio Management, Advanced Investment Management, Derivatives, and International Finance. The Professional Master’s Diploma in Financial Analysis will provide a pathway for qualified students to continue their education at a level that will prepare them for further graduate study (e.g., MBA) and/or professional certification (i.e., Chartered Financial Analyst).

Management of Technology and Innovation, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Ryerson University
Decision Date: March 20, 2017

Digital technologies continue to provide disruptive innovation in our organizations and in our society.  This Professional Master’s Diploma in the Management of Technology and Innovation is designed to help executives who are responsible for information technology to improve their executive leadership skills and technology and innovation management skills.  This program, housed in the Ted Rogers School of Management, will equip Chief Information Officers (CIOs) with a set of skills, models and frameworks, to manage the ongoing competitive deployment of information technology within specific business sectors and within society. The Diploma courses and capstone project address strategy, innovation, leadership, and global technology trends that will help CIOs develop a higher capability in managing innovative technology as executive leaders within their organizations.

Accounting, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Ryerson University
Decision Date: January 16, 2017

The Professional Master’s Diploma in Accounting is an industry focussed graduate credential designed to aid students in advancing their accounting careers. The primary objective of the program is to produce graduates with higher order knowledge and critical thinking skills essential to addressing professional business accounting problems. Courses include: Advanced Financial Accounting with Integration; Management Accounting, Planning and Control; Advanced Auditing and Assurance Topics; Financial Statement Analysis and Valuations; and an integrative Capstone. The Professional Master’s Diploma in Accounting will provide a pathway for qualified students to continue their education at a level that will prepare them for further graduate study and/or professional certification (i.e., Chartered Professional Accountant).

Criminology and Social Justice, MA

Graduate Ryerson University
Decision Date: December 14, 2016

In keeping with Ryerson’s tradition of being deeply connected to one of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse urban centres, our 3-semester MA emphasizes social justice and critical analyses of existing criminal justice, legal, and social structures. It provides students with the theoretical, methodological, and professional foundations required for understanding various forms of inequality as they intersect with the criminal justice system, and improving access to justice. The MA in Criminology and Social Justice offers structured, yet flexible, options for pursuing advanced study. Our graduate program combines theoretical training in Criminology and socio-legal studies, with practical, real world knowledge and experience. Optional field placement positions complement classroom learning and give students opportunities to apply knowledge while developing valuable networking, mentoring, and career-related skills.

The MA in Criminology and Social Justice prepares students for professional and leadership roles in private, public, and non-profit sectors related to social justice, including: local communities, NGOs, government, international organizations, the legal profession, and academia.

Canadian Business, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Ryerson University
Decision Date: June 6, 2016

The Professional Master’s Diploma (PM Diploma) in Canadian Business is intended to prepare graduates to be successful in Master of Business Administration Programs in Canada and in the Canadian workplace. Internationally educated students can be disadvantaged due to unfamiliarity with North American MBA classroom norms of experiential learning and may be challenged in performing analysis that requires familiarity with Canadian business history and Canadian industry. This program addresses the knowledge gaps in preparing for understanding issues associated with Canada and Canadian business culture, important sectors, and historical development in the workplace. The diploma program will provide students with knowledge of the Canadian business environment and history, and the skills necessary to succeed by emphasizing active, experiential learning as well as specific written and oral communication skills.

Finance for Social Innovation, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Ryerson University
Decision Date: June 6, 2016

The Professional Master’s Diploma (PM Diploma) in Finance for Social Innovation will provide a detailed overview of new financial instruments for funding and investing in organizations with a mandate to address social issues. “Finance for Social Innovation” describes a growing sector outside the conventional world of financial services organizations that seek market-based solutions to fund organizations and projects seeking to address social issues. The program content represents an emerging area of study in finance. It draws on the subfields of corporate governance, behavioural finance, business ethics, and management. This area represents a small, but growing area of research within the field of finance and economics. It is also an active area in several fields of social science, including sociology, social services, economics, and management.

Data Science and Analytics, MSc

Graduate Ryerson University
Decision Date: December 18, 2015

The Master’s of Science in Data Science and Analytics is an interdisciplinary one-year degree program, comprising six courses that prepare students to become data scientists. Faculty members involved in the program possess the diverse skill sets needed for this emerging discipline. The program provides advanced training in data science and analytics principles and methodologies, and highlights their applications in solving problems in various industry, government and research domains. Technical skills such as mathematics, statistics, operations research, and programming are core competencies that are in the greatest demand in the marketplace. The Master’s program is designed to provide these competencies.

Data science is an interdisciplinary field that combines expertise from several domains. The program is supported by four faculties to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Students will learn how data science and analytics can help improve decisions throughout an organization’s value chain, understand how recommendations lead to tangible actions through prescriptive analytics techniques, gain a good understanding of methods used in building such data-driven models, and acquire hands-on experience with analytics tools that are widely used in practice. The program will engage industry partners (such as IBM, St. Michael’s Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, Microsoft Research, The Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Stock Exchange) to access extensive data in health care, software engineering, social media, services and finance.