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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Public Safety, MA

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: August 25, 2017

The Master of Public Safety is a fully online, 2-year part-time professional program for those employed in or seeking employment in the field of public safety. It purposefully aligns with the institutional mandates and structure of Public Safety Canada, and its four pillars of public safety: national security, border strategies, countering crime, and emergency management. Specializing in public safety leadership and management, this program will seek to produce individuals who are able to effectively improve and critically assess the performance of their organizations; can assume policymaking and research responsibilities; are able and motivated to set and reach strategic organizational goals; and are inspirational, ethical, and innovative leaders. The program will offer a rigorous, challenging, and comprehensive curriculum that will provide learning experiences necessary to prepare participants to succeed as professional practitioners in their chosen endeavors. The Master of Public Safety is dedicated to graduating students who understand the complexities of public safety in relationship to social justice issues faced in our modern society.

Border Strategies, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: July 24, 2017

The Graduate Diploma in Border Strategies is a fully online Type 3 diploma that consists of four courses taken on a part-time basis (1-2 courses per tem). Students complete two core courses in Public Safety and two courses specific to the field of Border Strategies. The structure of the diploma is designed to afford students the flexibility they need in order to advance their education whether they are seeking further education after completing an undergraduate degree or are already a working professional.

Countering Crime, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: July 24, 2017

The Graduate Diploma in Countering Crime is a fully online Type 3 diploma that consists of four courses taken on a part-time basis (1-2 courses per tem). Students complete two core courses in Public Safety and two courses specific to the field of Countering Crime. The structure of the diploma is designed to afford students the flexibility they need in order to advance their education whether they are seeking further education after completing an undergraduate degree or are already a working professional.

Emergency Management, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: July 24, 2017

The Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management is a fully online Type 3 diploma that consists of four courses taken on a part-time basis (1-2 courses per tem). Students complete two core courses in Public Safety and two courses specific to the field of Emergency Management. The structure of the diploma is designed to afford students the flexibility they need in order to advance their education whether they are seeking further education after completing an undergraduate degree or are already a working professional.

Geographic Information Systems and Data Analysis, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: July 24, 2017

The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is embedded across all sectors of public safety, including policing, corrections, emergency management, and border services. The Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Systems and Data Analytics is a fully online Type 3 diploma that consists of four courses taken on a part-time basis (1-2 courses per tem). Students complete two core courses in Public Safety and two courses in GIS, Data Analytics, and Crime Mapping. Students will learn to capture, analyze, and interpret data in order to understand, respond to, predict and prevent public safety challenges.

National Security, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: July 24, 2017

The Graduate Diploma in National Security is a fully online Type 3 diploma that consists of four courses taken on a part-time basis (1-2 courses per tem). Students complete two core courses in Public Safety and two courses specific to the field of National Security. The structure of the diploma is designed to afford students the flexibility they need in order to advance their education whether they are seeking further education after completing an undergraduate degree or are already a working professional.

Human Relationships, PhD

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: September 23, 2016

The PhD in Human Relationships offers students the opportunity to build on their professional experience in the fields of pastoral leadership and spiritual care and psychotherapy through advanced scholarship and a dissertation. Graduates are prepared to make contributions in fields such as ministry, psychotherapy, spiritual care and higher education.

Students in the PhD in Human Relationships focus their study in one of two fields: Pastoral Leadership or Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy. The Pastoral Leadership field is designed for those who serve the spiritual and social needs of religious congregations, and faith based and community organizations. PhD students undertake disciplined reflection and extensive research in their area of ministry. The program elements and courses are designed to support the student’s progress toward the final completion of their PhD dissertation. The student’s dissertation makes a significant contribution to the existing knowledge in the field and assists and challenges their denomination or community to better understand and undertake its mission.

The Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy field is intended for persons who seek to build upon already existing competencies in spiritual care and psychotherapy and related disciplines, Students undertake advanced studies and training in the theoretical and theological foundations of spiritual care and psychotherapy in conjunction with post-practicum clinical education in the practice of individual, couple and family therapy or spiritual care. The program elements and courses are designed to support the student’s progress toward the final completion of their PhD dissertation. The student’s dissertation makes a significant contribution to the existing knowledge in the field of spiritual care and psychotherapy.

Applied Computing, MAC

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: June 17, 2016

The Master of Applied Computing (MAC) program is designed to combine theory and practice in order to provide students with an advanced degree and skill set that is relevant to today’s computing professional. A flexible program structure allows students to choose a degree pathway that suits their future education or employment needs. The full-time MAC program can be completed via Thesis or Co-operative Education option in five terms or 20 months. The program will also be offered in a part-time, course-based stream. Courses in the program focus on current topics such as mobile computing, data mining, enterprise computing and machine learning, and combine advanced theoretical knowledge with practical, transferable skills. An emphasis on the integration between theory and practice, application to the business world, and soft skill development make the Master of Applied Computing program a unique offering within the province of Ontario.

Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: May 11, 2015

The Diploma in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy is a diploma that consists of six courses to be selected from the graduate course offerings at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. The Diploma offers students an opportunity to build on previous graduate education or to specialize in an area of psychotherapy such as addictions or children and adolescents. The Diploma may be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis. The structure of the Diploma is designed to offer students the flexibility they need in order to fulfil their professional learning goals.

Accounting, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: February 3, 2014

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting is designed to be completed by students in one full-time term and includes five graduate level accounting courses designed for students pursuing a professional accounting designation such as the CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) designation. These courses bridge the gap between the knowledge provided by undergraduate accounting courses and the knowledge required to write the CPA examinations.