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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Linguistics, Language Documentation, and Revitalization, PhD

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: December 19, 2018

The new programs will reflect the evolution of linguistics from a theoretical model of linguistic knowledge to an interdisciplinary field concerned with language in cognitive and social domains. The programs will also draw on the strengths of the linguistics faculty, who all have strong backgrounds in theoretical linguistics and are also involved in interdisciplinary research and teaching. In total, we are proposing three new graduate programs in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies: a Master of Arts in Linguistics, a concurrent (Type 2) Graduate Diploma in Linguistics, and a PhD in Linguistics, Language Documentation and Revitalization.

Linguistics, MA

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: December 19, 2018

The new programs will reflect the evolution of linguistics from a theoretical model of linguistic knowledge to an interdisciplinary field concerned with language in cognitive and social domains. The programs will also draw on the strengths of the linguistics faculty, who all have strong backgrounds in theoretical linguistics and are also involved in interdisciplinary research and teaching. In total, we are proposing three new graduate programs in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies: a Master of Arts in Linguistics, a concurrent (Type 2) Graduate Diploma in Linguistics, and a PhD in Linguistics, Language Documentation and Revitalization.

Migration and Diaspora Studies, MA

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: December 19, 2018

Carleton University is proposing an innovative interdisciplinary Master of Arts and graduate diploma in Migration and Diaspora Studies. These programs will be the first in Canada to combine Migration Studies and Diaspora Studies in one graduate degree/diploma program and one of the few institutions to do so internationally to do so. The programs focus on the social, economic, cultural and political implications of the movement and transnational settlement of people. They bring together scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and public affairs with the aim of creating a collegial community for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary inquiry into Migration and Diaspora Studies.

Linguistics, GDip (Type 2)

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: December 10, 2018

The new programs will reflect the evolution of linguistics from a theoretical model of linguistic knowledge to an interdisciplinary field concerned with language in cognitive and social domains. The programs will also draw on the strengths of the linguistics faculty, who all have strong backgrounds in theoretical linguistics and are also involved in interdisciplinary research and teaching. In total, we are proposing three new graduate programs in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies: a Master of Arts in Linguistics, a concurrent (Type 2) Graduate Diploma in Linguistics, and a PhD in Linguistics, Language Documentation and Revitalization.

Migration and Diaspora Studies, GDip (Type 2) and GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: December 10, 2018

Carleton University is proposing an innovative interdisciplinary Master of Arts and graduate diploma in Migration and Diaspora Studies. These programs will be the first in Canada to combine Migration Studies and Diaspora Studies in one graduate degree/diploma program and one of the few institutions to do so internationally to do so. The programs focus on the social, economic, cultural and political implications of the movement and transnational settlement of people. They bring together scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and public affairs with the aim of creating a collegial community for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary inquiry into Migration and Diaspora Studies.

Management, MSc

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: February 16, 2018

The M.Sc. in Management program in the Sprott School of Business focuses primarily on applied research about complex management problems in a rapidly changing and globally oriented environment. This 5.0 credit program is designed to develop graduates who are skilled in research with both a theoretical and practical understanding of the complex problems faced by businesses and their managers. Such problems are interdisciplinary in nature and require more than a specialization in one specific area of the management field. The interdisciplinary approach of the M.Sc. in Management will prepare graduates to contribute both to the advancement of management knowledge and management practice.

Four themes underlie the goals of the M.Sc. in Management program: research knowledge, understanding, and skills; interdisciplinary approach; communication; and professionalism.  Students will address research questions emanating from the following areas of focus: Accounting; Finance; Information Systems; International Business; Marketing; Organizational Behaviour/Theory; Productions and Operations/Supply Chain Management; Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship. With the interdisciplinary nature of many of the business issues students will be tackling, they may draw upon more than one complementary area of focus to address their research questions. The Sprott School of Business has a proven record in interdisciplinary research and graduate education becomes the foundation for this M.Sc. in Management, a complement to the existing Ph.D. in Management program.

The M.Sc. in Management program consists of a thesis combined with coursework. The core of the program is a set of integrative courses that will equip students with knowledge of research methods, design and statistics as well as coursework in an area of focus. The M.Sc. in Management Program is consciously designed to be interdisciplinary with a strong focus on addressing complex problems faced by real-life organizations. The program takes advantage of many significant research relationships, particularly those in Ottawa, including an array of important public, private, and not-for-profit sector organizations. Students will develop substantive theoretical knowledge and understanding that can then be applied in the world of practice. Graduates will be well-positioned to pursue doctoral studies in management at Carleton or other universities globally, and to pursue multiple career paths in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, such as business consultants, business and research analysts, policy analysts, as well as a variety of managerial positions.

Health Sciences, MSc/PhD

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: March 1, 2017

The Master of Science (5 credits) and PhD (10 credits) in Health Sciences build upon the current BSc in Health Sciences and Master of Science in Health: Science, Technology and Policy offered by the Department of Health Sciences to provide graduate students with greater theoretical knowledge and research expertise in the area of health sciences.

These new interdisciplinary research-intensive programs, which will be housed in Carleton’s new Health Sciences building, allow graduates to acquire the skills and proficiencies necessary to excel in health careers including health research and education, across public, private and non- governmental health sectors. To encourage interdisciplinarity and enhance the student’s sense of belonging to a community of health scientists, there is a common core course (0.5 credit) that will be required for all enrolled graduate students. This course will bring students together to foster knowledge translation across health disciplines and between students with different backgrounds, to discuss topical and complex health problems, advances, and solutions. In addition to this common course, MSc students will complete one more core course (0.5 credit) and a thesis (4.0 credits), and PhD candidates will complete two other core courses (1.0 credit) and a dissertation (8.5 credits). Students may also enroll in the Data Science specialization, a collaborative specialization currently offered at the Master’s level.

Despite the great demand for health sciences education at the graduate level, and the growing need for such programs to position graduates for success in the rapidly changing job market and in subsequent professional programs, few stand-alone graduate programs in health sciences exist, and fewer still are interdisciplinary as are Carleton’s new programs. Carleton’s programs are also distinct from those currently offered at other universities, because of the relationships the Department of Health Sciences has with local, national, and international organizations. Through these partnerships and collaborations, students will be exposed to and engage in internationally recognized, high-impact research.

Biomedical Engineering, PhD (Joint with the University of Ottawa)

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: January 27, 2017

The Joint PhD in Biomedical Engineering builds upon and complements the existing Master of Applied Science/Master of Engineering program offered by the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering (OCIBME), which was established in 2006. The Institute draws on the expertise of two participating medical research units: the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) and the University of Ottawa Eye Institute. It also draws on the expertise of a number of prominent researchers from other associated academic units and research institutes at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. The OCIBME also has close ties with local Ottawa hospitals, which provides unique opportunities for students.

As with the existing MASc/MEng program in Biomedical Engineering, the joint PhD is a multidisciplinary degree, welcoming applicants from a wide variety of academic fields, including engineering, computer science, biomedical sciences, and health sciences. It responds to increasing demand from students in these fields for highly specialized and innovative education in the area of biomedical engineering. The program consists of three courses and a thesis, with two of the courses in the area of biomedical engineering, and the third from any discipline related to the needs of the student’s research area. This elective course serves to cultivate the multidisciplinary character of biomedical engineering. As with other joint programs, students in this PhD program may choose elective graduate courses from either university.

The program provides several new and unique research dimensions in the field of biomedical engineering relative to other biomedical programs in Canada. It has the unique advantage of being offered jointly by a number of academic units from two major universities. Each of these units have distinguished research strengths and recognized contributions in a number of biomedical research fields. The sharing of research/laboratory facilities and major research collections between the two institutions also provides students with an outstanding spectrum of research resources.

 

Curatorial Studies, GDip (Type 2) and GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: January 16, 2017

Carleton University’s Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies (Type 2 and Type 3) is unique in Canada in providing flexible, multidisciplinary professional training in curatorial practice and theory. It responds to the high demand for curatorial skills, which are essential in an extraordinarily wide range of contexts. Individuals with curatorial expertise are urgently required for work in a large number of North American cultural industries caught up in cycles of institutional expansion, renewal, and retirements. The demand is also being fueled by the global expansion of artistic and historic exhibition spaces especially evident in China, and massive digitization projects rendering collections, like those of India’s cultural institutions, visible to world audiences for the first time. To address this broad diversity of interests and applications, the Diploma combines practical modules, subject-specific training and broad academic education that will foster student success in the job market.

The Diploma is a 3.0 credit program comprised of two 0.5 credit pro-seminar courses in curatorial studies, one covering general theoretical and methodological issues, the other providing discipline-specific instruction in curatorial practices. Students take an additional credit in a cognate discipline (which, for the Type 2, may be fulfilled by courses from the student’s core discipline), and a 1.0 credit practicum in cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, galleries etc. Carleton’s location in the national capital provides access to cultural resources unparalleled elsewhere in Canada. These rich resources greatly contribute to and enhance the student-learning environment.

The Type 2 option is of interest primarily to students pursuing graduate degrees in Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Canadian Studies, Cultural Mediations, Child Studies, Digital Humanities, Earth Sciences, Film Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, Communications Studies, Music, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, etc. The Type 3 option is of interest to professionals working in Canadian cultural institutions and international students seeking to upgrade their curatorial qualifications and learn North American best practices.

Northern Studies, MA/MSc

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: May 20, 2016

The MA/MSc in Northern Studies is a 5-credit course-based program, whose main goal is to provide an interdisciplinary education to individuals who wish to become suitably qualified to support public- and private-sector decision making in the provincial and territorial north of Canada. In drawing upon knowledge from the natural and social sciences, the program will prepare these individuals to address the complexity of the challenges facing Canadians, particularly northern Canadians, following the resurgence of national and international interest in the Arctic: the impact of climate change on northern ecosystems and on the indigenous and non-indigenous communities that depend on ecosystem resources; changes to the Arctic Ocean that will facilitate shipping; changes to permafrost that will affect infrastructure; the stresses of cultural transition and evolving governance as land claims and self-government agreements are completed and implemented; and the need to develop functional bureaucracies and practices that reflect the aspirations of northerners. The scope of the program will not, however, be restricted to the Arctic. It will encompass also the boreal regions of the territories and provinces of Canada.

Within this context, the more specific objectives of the master’s program are: 1) to provide advanced academic training for federal and northern public servants, for northerners, and for students seeking to develop a career in the North; 2) to provide skills enabling students to access and interpret information from a variety of disciplines, to apply it in a context relevant to their profession, and to develop recommendations for their agencies and institutions based on available research; 3) to foster the development of writing and presentation skills to support enhanced and informed decision making in the North; 4) to provide foundational knowledge of biophysical and social contexts and processes in northern Canada, and of northern policy making. The program includes a substantial experiential learning component in the form of a Field Course in Canada’s North and a Practicum placement in Northern Studies.