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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Critical Studies in Improvisation, MA and PhD

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: June 22, 2018

The MA and PhD programs in Critical Studies in Improvisation are an initiative of the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) within the School of English and Theatre Studies (SETS) at the University of Guelph. Having effectively established the field of Critical Studies in Improvisation in Canada, IICSI is poised to create the first-ever graduate programming in the field. The interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes practice-based learning and research, wherein students learn about and from improvised practices through direct participation (e.g., music, movement, visual arts, theatre, etc.). With foundations in critical inquiry, multidisciplinary improvisatory practices, performative agency, and community engagement, the program will enable students to develop broadly applicable skills in research and project development, management and implementation, leadership, and collaboration across multi-site experiential learning opportunities.

Accounting, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: March 14, 2016

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Master of Biotechnology, MBiot

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: January 20, 2016

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Management, MA

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: June 19, 2015

The MA in Management provides an enriching, professionally-relevant, and flexible academic experience by including students as part of a collaborative research culture that emphasises evidence based management. Students will be equipped with the necessary skills to support managerial decision making with evidence-based reasoning. The program will: provide students with an opportunity to continue in higher education as well as work on substantive research projects; enhance the research training essential for advanced study and for supporting managerial decision making; prepare students for careers in management that require evidence based decision making; foster collaboration between academia and industry and within academia, across the spectrum of potential studies in management analysis. The program has two declared fields, Management Research and Accounting.

Accounting, GDip (Type 1)

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: June 8, 2015

The Graduate Diploma (Type 1) in Accounting is awarded to students who were registered in the Accounting field of the MA Management program  and who decided not to complete the required major research paper.  The Program provides an enriching, professionally-relevant, and flexible academic experience by including students as part of a collaborative culture that emphasises evidence based management.  Students will be equipped with the necessary skills to support managerial decision making with evidence-based reasoning. The program will: provide students with an opportunity to continue in higher education as well as work on substantive research projects; enhance the research training essential for advanced study and for supporting managerial decision making; prepare students for careers in management that require evidence based decision making; foster collaboration between academia and industry and within academia, across the spectrum of potential studies in management analysis.

Management, GDip (Type 1)

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: June 8, 2015

The Graduate Diploma (Type 1) in Management is awarded to students who were registered in the Management Research field of the MA Management program  and who decided not to complete the required major research paper.  The Program provides an enriching, professionally-relevant, and flexible academic experience by including students as part of a collaborative culture that emphasises evidence based management.  Students will be equipped with the necessary skills to support managerial decision making with evidence-based reasoning. The program will: provide students with an opportunity to continue in higher education as well as work on substantive research projects; enhance the research training essential for advanced study and for supporting managerial decision making; prepare students for careers in management that require evidence based decision making; foster collaboration between academia and industry and within academia, across the spectrum of potential studies in management analysis.

Bioinformatics, PhD

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: May 14, 2014

The PhD program in Bioinformatics will be the only one of its kind offered in Ontario. This interdisciplinary program involves graduate faculty members from four different colleges (College of Biological Science, College of Physical and Engineering Sciences, the Ontario Agricultural College and the Ontario Veterinary College) to provide graduates with advanced education, knowledge, and technical expertise in the broad area of bioinformatics, and more specifically in the emerging fields of statistics, computational biology and genomics and its allied fields: transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics together with strong established disciplines of computational statistics, genetics and computer science. This program will thus help address the acute shortage of highly qualified researchers who have been trained to develop computational and statistical tools for the analysis of the increasingly diverse types of emerging omics data.

Tourism and Hospitality, MSc

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: July 27, 2012

The two-year, thesis-based master’s degree is a new research program that will provide a range of adaptable and transferable skills, and equip students with a broad knowledge of the theory and practice of tourism and hospitality research, preparing them for research and/or administrative careers in the public and private sectors. It also represents a potential stepping-stone to the PhD in Management. Each course in the program will involve a research component and be evaluated in part through an assignment that fosters research and scholarship. These assignments will vary in emphasis but, collectively, will encompass all facets of tourism research, including theoretical concept assessment, conceptual model development, methodology selection, research design, data analysis, and presentation of results.

Tourism Research, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: July 16, 2012

This is a one-year, direct-entry graduate diploma program that meets the needs of students who want to extend their knowledge of tourism research beyond the level of their undergraduate degree, but do not want to undertake a thesis-based degree. The objective of the program is to develop a solid academic background and underpinning in the field of tourism, its sustainability as an industry and that of its destinations.

Tourism Studies, GDip (Type 1)

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: July 16, 2012

A Type 1 Graduate Diploma in Tourism Studies may be awarded to a master’s candidate who completes a minimum of 2.5 credits of taught courses in the MSc program in Tourism and Hospitality, but withdraws from the program without completing the full program requirements.