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: University of Toronto
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.
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.
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.
The new graduate program in Biomedical Engineering is a full-time, three-session, professional program that confers a Master of Engineering degree. It consists of coursework (3.5 FCE) and an internship (1.5 FCE) in the third session. Potential applicants to this program could be recent graduates from a broad range of undergraduate engineering programs such as chemical, material science, electrical and mechanical, and in particular those with a minor in biomedical engineering, bioengineering or the equivalent or seasoned professional who want to enter the medical device industry. The curriculum focuses on the development and design of biomedical devices with a significant emphasis on biomedical sciences, biomedical engineering technology, commercialization and entrepreneurship. The program includes an internship in which students will apply the knowledge gained in the first two sessions to develop a prototype for a device to address an important problem in healthcare in the biomedical industry or in academic laboratories.
The Master of Financial Insurance (M.F.I.) is a three session, full-time only professional degree that consists of a series of highly cross-disciplinary courses (4.5 FCE) focused on real-world problems, drawing on insurance, finance, statistical and mathematical tools and methods and an internship (1.0 FCE). “Finsurance” is a burgeoning field in which sophisticated finance-insurance hybrid products are being developed to meet the needs of an aging global population. In this program students acquire expertise in valuing, hedging, and managing the combined financial and insurance risks embedded in such complex products. Potential applicants have a Bachelor’s degree in fields such as Statistics, Actuarial Science, Economics, Mathematics or any discipline where there is a significant quantitative component. Students benefit from the participation of industry professionals who teach several courses, providing real-world insights and access to problems and participate in bi-weekly seminars providing insight into diverse problems faced by professionals. The summer internship in the final session is designed to give students real-world experience and prepare them for full-time employment.
The Master of Financial Risk Management (M.F.R.M.) is a 2 session, professional degree program offered over 8 months. Financial risk management is concerned with the way in which financial institutions manage risks and regulatory requirements and it is an emerging academic discipline as a subfield of finance. Students in this program acquire advanced analytical skills and judgement to enable better management of risk and opportunity in the finance sector. The program is geared to students with strong quantitative skills who have recently completed their undergraduate studies in business, commerce, economics, math, engineering or actuarial science. The program consists of ten required half courses (5.0 FCEs) and a 1 week experiential component held during each of the two sessions. During the 2 weeks students will interact with and learn from practitioners working in different areas of risk management at institutions such as banks, insurance companies, pension funds, mutual funds and government regulatory bodies.
The Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (type 3) will start in May 2016 and will be delivered by the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management. Students who complete the G.Dip.P.A. will receive advanced standing in Chartered Professional Accountant Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), required prior to writing the Common Final Examination (CFE). The diploma curriculum will cover four of the six CPA PEP modules. The diploma will be offered in a 12 week session annually from May to July and consist of 5 half courses (2.5 FCE) taken full-time. The diploma program is distinctive for the highly integrative nature of both its structure and delivery and this approach will culminate in the capstone course, Integrative Thinking for Professional Accountants. The courses will be delivered through face-to-face instruction, facilitation and online elements and will use a case-based approach. All recent graduates from the University of Toronto tri-campus undergraduate programs in accounting will be eligible to apply to the G.Dip.P.A. if they meet the specific admissions requirements. Students from other universities from undergraduate accounting programs that cover the same curriculum as the tri-campus University of Toronto programs, may be admitted to the G.Dip.P.A. on a case-by-case basis.
The Master of Professional Kinesiology (M.P.K.) is designed to provide advanced level research-informed educational and leadership experience in the field of professional kinesiology. The program is a full-time, four-session, course-based 12.0 FCE program that will be delivered in flexible modules with customizable paths to accommodate student interests and creativity. The curriculum is informed by a case-based approach to learning and features a strong experiential component within the framework of three practica consisting of a total of 600 hours. M.P.K. students also will participate in the Interprofessional Education (IPE) program at the University of Toronto and a group capstone project. The program will appeal to graduates from a recognized program in Kinesiology, or the equivalent, with a demonstrated ability to employ kinesiology to enhance health. Graduates of this program will acquire expertise in knowledge synthesis, translation and application and experience with inter-professional health care teams and diverse practice areas. They will develop the skills to evaluate clinical and program effectiveness, and the ability to conceptualise future practice. The faculty associated with the program have expertise across a broad spectrum of clinical and research approaches in enhancing health and have strong linkages with premier clinical research facilities within the nine fully affiliated hospitals of the University of Toronto.
The Master of Health Science in Translational Research in Health Sciences (MHSc in Translational Research) is a professional master’s degree program intended for highly trained students with a background in the health sciences such as clinical researchers, medical professionals, basic or social scientists who want to learn how to mobilize research discoveries, and medical knowledge into medical, social or policy innovation. Translational research “involves moving knowledge and discovery gained from the basic sciences to its application in clinical and community settings”–from laboratory bench to patient bedside. Translational Research requires professionals who have a breadth of knowledge; are able to communicate using a variety of media channels and methodologies; and can apply iterative—repetitious refining processes, through design thinking in multidisciplinary teams across multiple knowledge silos. The two-year, 8-FCE masters degree program is intended to educate professionals who can make connections between research and care; work in interdisciplinary, collaborative teams; and design techniques that move research towards application.
The Collaborative Program in Human Development is an integrative transdisciplinary program which will bring together students in 13 doctoral programs with backgrounds in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and life sciences to strive to understand the dynamic relationship and complex interplay between genes and environments in order to develop a holistic picture of early human development. The Collaborative Program is designed to inspire and facilitate collaborative research in early human development; encourage and cultivate in students the ability to work across disciplinary boundaries; and to instil in students both the desire and the necessary skills to translate knowledge of early human development into tangible results for children. The program will enhance graduates’ collaborative and translational skills so that they will be qualified and competitive for careers that extend far beyond traditional academia, including positions in non-government organizations, federal research institutes, and non-academic scientific research centres.
Upon successful completion of the requirements of the home department and the program, students will receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Program in Human Development” on their transcript.