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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Architecture, Landscape, and Design, PhD

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: August 24, 2018

The Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, Landscape, and Design advances research and scholarship addressing the social, environmental, historical, physical, and technical questions of design and the built environment. The program is based on existing areas of faculty expertise and research within the John H. Daniels Faculty. This structure allows for cross-disciplinary study and collaboration that is not found in comparator programs. Additionally, the program is the first of its kind in Canada and will raise the profile of landscape architecture within the professional world and within academia by integrating it within the study of architecture and design at the doctoral level. The program will enable research in landscape and related topics that will engage advanced study in architecture and urban design. It will begin to meet the demand for research that addresses problems across the design disciplines including environmental and ecological quality from historical, theoretical, and cultural perspectives. One of the foci of the program is to contribute to emerging forms of design and scholarly practice that address the complex issues confronting the built environment.  It will also address a need for advanced specialized research within the design disciplines. Graduates will be grounded in a research informed practice that will transcend current disciplinary boundaries and position them to engage and lead the emerging, broader discussion, outside and between the specific design disciplines.  They will become traditional academics, consultants, and leaders in diverse fields, such museums and other cultural institutions; non-profit organizations; government; finance; and the consumer market.

Potential applicants will hold a master’s degree or equivalent in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Fine Arts, Engineering, Environmental Design. Students will complete 12 half-credit courses, a two-part comprehensive exam, a dissertation proposal, and a dissertation.  The PhD is designed to be completed in four years.

Pharmacy, MScPhm

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: August 24, 2018

The Master of Science in Pharmacy degree program is designed to train future academic clinical pharmacist leaders. As members of patient care teams and as pharmacy practice researchers, graduates of the MScPhm program will influence the provision of pharmaceutical care at the patient and population level. As teachers, they will shape the development of current and future pharmacists. The MScPhm is a two year, full-time professional graduate program.  It is comprised of 3 components with approximately 8 months dedicated to each: in-class and on-line courses, a clinical practicum, and a research project. Students admitted to the MScPhm program will be required to hold a professional pharmacy degree from a Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP)-accredited institution (or equivalent).

Urban Innovation, MUI

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: August 24, 2018

The Master of Urban Innovation is a five session, full-time program to be offered through the Institute for Management and Innovation at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The program consists of 19 half-credit courses, including one summer internship and a final capstone project. The focus of the MUI will be on urban economic development (ED), community capacity building, innovation management, local and regional governance, urban sustainability and real estate development, building on the close links between UTM, IMI and urban leadership in the GTA to create opportunities for students to learn how to support innovative economic growth in city-regions that can be applied across the world.  MUI will provide the rigorous analytical and evidence-based research skills that are crucial for practitioners of urban ED and innovation strategy. Intended for undergraduates with a background in Human Geography, Economics, Political Science, Urban Studies, Architecture, Engineering, and Communication & Culture, this program fills a gap in the academic preparation for careers in fields of urban and regional ED and governance. Following the successful completion of the program, graduates will be prepared for careers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Health Research, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: May 7, 2018

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Bachelor of Information, BI

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: March 16, 2018

The Bachelor of Information (BI) is a two year, professional, second-entry undergraduate degree program to be offered by the Faculty of Information. It will consist of 11.0 full equivalent courses (FCE) and students will apply during year 2 of their undergraduate degree. The BI will consider the interactions between social worlds and information technologies, providing students with the conceptual tools and practical techniques necessary to understand and effect change in a data-intensive society.  The program integrates design thinking, critical scholarship, and experiential learning to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and critique complex technical, political, and cultural responses to new and enduring information practices.  The academic content of the BI is clustered around three interdependent content areas (9.0 FCEs): The first examines theories of information, power and culture; the second addresses how information practice is organized at many social and political scales; and the third concerns techniques of digital practice.  The common curriculum also includes two integrative courses: Work Integrated Learning Practicum and Capstone Project which will allows students to fully consolidate their learning.

Master of Accounting and Finance, MAccFin

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: August 25, 2017

The professional Master of Accounting and Finance (MAcc.Fin.) degree program responds to a growing need in industry for those with dual professional designations in both Accounting and Finance and provides students with the opportunity to pursue the dual designations of the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).  In addition, the research-informed curriculum has been designed to teach the ways in which Accounting and Finance are integrated and how the models and theories drawn from one discipline inform the other.   The degree program will be offered over 16 months (4 sessions) using a cohort-based model and is for pre-experience students. Students will complete a structured sequence of the equivalent of 8.5 FCE including 0.5 FCE in a co-op internship.  It is offered on a full-time basis only. Graduates will be competitive in all industries allowing them to become leaders in consultancy, project management, portfolio management and accounting and specific careers are as account managers, wealth managers, analysts and consultants, ultimately advancing their careers into the highest level of leadership positions such as Treasurers, Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) or Presidents.

Medical Genomics, MHSc

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: August 25, 2017

The Master of Health Science in Medical Genomics is a 5 session, full-time professional master’s degree program offered by the Department of Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Medicine.  It consists of 9.0 Full Course Equivalents, including a capstone practicum in the last session of the degree program. Genomics, the ability to read and interpret information contained within DNA, is a rapidly growing area with broad reaching implications from bench to bedside. The MHSc in Medical Genomics responds to the growing knowledge gap between clinical practice and the discoveries stemming from genome-scale research in human genetics as advances in systems biology are outpacing the ability of undergraduate medical and scientific teaching to prepare medical and technical staff.  The new degree program will provide both laboratory and clinical-focussed students with the theory and practical knowledge necessary to incorporate genomics data into medical practice. Potential applicants will be either working physicians or laboratory professionals. The curriculum will consist of lecture, discussion, and project-based courses across five sessions, with the intent to teach direct actionable skills and knowledge in world where genetic and genomic data are routinely collected and analyzed across a wide range of patients and populations and medical indications. Depending on their background, students will either choose the Practicum in Patient Management and Medical Genomics, geared to those in patient facing medical fields, or Practicum in Modern Genomics, which focuses on the laboratory and state-of-the-art genomics techniques.

Master of Management Analytics, MMA

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: March 24, 2017

The Master of Management Analytics (M.M.A.) is a two session, full-time professional master’s degree consisting of twelve required courses (6.0 FCE) aimed at students seeking expertise in business data analytics.   It is offered by the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management.  The goal of the M.M.A. program is to train professionals to design and implement multi‐faceted solutions that bring the right quantitative decision tools to bear on business problems in various application contexts. It will also provide graduates with the skills to effectively communicate the results and insights arising from their analysis to both business executives and analytics professionals.  The program has a custom‐designed curriculum and will leverage the skills and interests of Rotman faculty along with the Rotman approach to business education, which features an emphasis on business problem modeling and solutions with an emphasis on business application. There will be an integrative capstone project completed in the last session wherein students have the opportunity to synthesize their knowledge gained through the research‐informed coursework and apply it to new business contexts.

Master of Forensic Accounting, MFAcc

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: September 23, 2016

The Master of Forensic Accounting (M.F.Acc.) is a six session, part-time program offered through the Institute for Management and Innovation at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The program consists of ten half-courses, nine of which will be offered online through an established interactive learning platform. The program contains a final capstone course which will be offered during a one-week in-residence session.  The program supports the development of academic and professional leadership in response to complex financial crime that requires the financial, systems, investigative and legal expertise of accounting professionals with specialized training, and the emerging field of forensic accounting research that is developing around the professional practice. The M.F.Acc. degree program will educate students in forensic accounting and investigation, data analytics and security, fraud and cybercrime, fraud prevention, risk assessment and investigation, legal and legal process issues, and psychological aspects of white-collar crime.

Theological Studies, MA - Conjoint

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: July 28, 2016

The conjoint M.A. in Theological Studies will be offered conjointly by the University of Toronto and the Toronto School of Theology. It is a three-session, research full-time program that consists of 4.0 FCEs. Students will complete the degree through either coursework or coursework and a master’s research paper. The degree program is intended for students who wish to engage in academic inquiry pertaining to the critical self-understanding of a faith tradition in relation to its sacred texts, histories, structures of thought, patterns of communal life, professional practice, social location and public involvement. The program will provide students with the analytical skills, methodological rigour and knowledge base that will enable them to carry out innovative research in theological studies at the master’s level. The degree program will have its centre of gravity in Christianity and its perspective will be ecumenical, meaning that graduates will have an appreciation and understanding of the various theological traditions represented by TST’s member colleges and faculty. The program will attract those interested in pursuing doctoral studies. It will also appeal to those interested in, or currently in, positions of leadership in ecclesiastical and public-sector institutions who wish to enhance their skills or to research important issues. The conjoint M.A. is closely aligned with the existing conjoint Ph.D. in Theological Studies which commenced in September 2015.