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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English Language and Literature, MPhil

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: September 22, 2017

The Department of English at Queen’s University is proud to announce the launch of the Master of Philosophy Degree in English Language and Literature. This 2-year program, unique among Ontario Universities, features intensive field-specific study, broad coursework, a Publishing Practicum, and guaranteed entry into the Queen’s English Doctoral Program (following completion of MPhil Degree Requirements). The degree is designed for diverse learners and will be of particular interest to undergraduate students who are already contemplating doctoral research.

MPhil students choosing to move directly into the workforce upon graduation will have attained field-specific expertise, advanced professionalization, and evidence of research and writing skills through the Publishing Practicum. MPhil students choosing to move on into doctoral studies will accelerate their dissertation work by three full terms.

The MPhil is nested within a flexible suite of Graduate Offerings in English at Queen’s that includes the 1-year MA, the 2-year MPhil, and the 4-year PhD. Inquiries about the program can be directed to Dr. Molly Wallace, Graduate Chair of the English Department: gradengl@queensu.ca

Rehabilitation and Health Leadership, DSc

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: June 23, 2017

The Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership (DSc RHL) is a 36 month executive-style program that allows its students to continue working while completing the degree, through a blend of on-campus intensive sessions and online-learning. The program, developed by Queen’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy, is the University’s first professional, applied dissertation, doctoral program.

The DSc (RHL) will train leader scholars who are able to apply theory and use rigorous methodologies to inform decision-making in rehabilitation and health settings across the country and around the globe. It equips currently practicing rehabilitation and health professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to confidently pursue career opportunities requiring advanced competencies in leadership, program development, applied research and evaluation, advocacy, change management, and knowledge translation.

The program format and curriculum design leverage the power of inter-disciplinary collaboration and creativity in the discovery of new knowledge. The program is open to all professionals, with bachelor- or masters-level degrees, whose backgrounds or future career goals focus on advancing programs, services, and systems that will positively influence the everyday lives of people affected by or at risk of disability.

Gender Studies, PhD

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: April 20, 2017

The PhD in Gender Studies is a four-year program that focuses on advanced theories and methods in gender studies. Students will critically study and practice applying their field to pressing issues of power, inequity, and equity, such as those shaped by gender, race, nation, class, and sexuality. This program consists of a blend of theory-based course work, advanced methods course work, and individual research. Dissertations may be written using multiple formats—monograph, manuscript, or portfolio—to maximize their applicability to a broad spectrum of audiences and careers.

Unique to the six other Gender Studies PhD programs in Canada, this program also gives students the opportunity to form research partnerships by practicing community-based collaborative research and collaborative authorship. Graduates seeking research-intensive academic careers will be prepared to link research and teaching to sites beyond the academy. Graduates seeking non-academic careers will be prepared to apply their PhD to the public and private sectors, in such fields as government, public administration, law, policy, social services, the arts, business and education.

Professional Masters of Biomedical Informatics, MBI

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: March 1, 2017

The Professional Master’s in Biomedical Informatics program is a 12-month, full time program developed by Queen’s School of Computing and the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences (DBMS). The program consists of 24 units—six courses and a Master’s project.

The GDip program is primarily aimed at recently graduated students (BSc. Honours) in biology, biochemistry, life and medical sciences, or a related field. The aim of this program is to train future data scientists to translate data into knowledge that can transform how health care is approached and delivered. The Master’s program builds on the knowledge acquired in the GDip program by providing opportunities and mentorship for students to conduct projects in biomedical and molecular science and to develop skills in database development and management, data analysis of complex biomedical databases, advanced techniques in computing, and/or biomedical or molecular sciences.

Biomedical Informatics, GDip (Type 1) and GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: February 13, 2017

The Biomedical Informatics Graduate Diploma program is a four-month, full time course-based program developed by Queen’s School of Computing and the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences (DBMS). The program consists of 12 units (four courses), one of which requires a final written paper on biomedical informatics.

The GDip program is primarily aimed at recently graduated students (BSc. Honours) in biology, biochemistry, life and medical sciences, or a related field. The focus of this program is on the application of existing tools and techniques for managing and analyzing biomedical data. The main goal of the GDip is to train students to have command of knowledge in the area of biomedical informatics so that they can apply computational tools to analyze the data in their disciplines.

Completion of the Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Informatics provides advanced standing in the Professional Master’s in Biomedical Informatics program, which involves another six units of coursework (two courses) and a Master’s project.

Arts Leadership, MA

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: December 14, 2016

The M.A. Arts Leadership program is a 12-month blended program commencing in May. The program consists of 24 units with the majority of the courses in the first semester delivered on campus at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. During the Fall semester, students have the option to study online or on campus, depending on electives chosen. The Master’s program culminates in a Winter semester practicum at an arts organization and a rigorous capstone project, which enables students to generate original perspectives that synthesize theoretical knowledge and skills learned in their graduate courses.

Master’s students will gain a foundation of knowledge of strategic thinking and planning, cultural policy, arts marketing, arts philanthropy, finance, contract negotiations and labour law, and leadership. During their last semester, students will observe and analyze problems and solutions in a professional arts setting, interact with arts colleagues, and gain insight into their future role and career interests in the arts. Graduates of the program will be visionary, robust, and qualified cultural leaders, poised with the revenue development skills and hands-on experience necessary to contribute to ensuring a vibrant and sustainable future for the arts in Canada.

Arts Management, GDip (Type 1) and GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: December 5, 2016

The Arts Management Graduate Diploma program is a full-time, blended course-based program developed by the Dan School of Drama and Music and the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Held over a 6 week period beginning in May, the program consists of 12 units (5 courses), one of which is delivered online.

Graduate Diploma students will gain a foundation of knowledge in strategic planning, arts marketing, philanthropy, governance, and financial and management accounting. They will have the opportunity to meet with top practitioners in the field and apply their theoretical knowledge through assignments, field studies, and in-class simulations. Graduates of the program will have developed 21st century leadership and management capabilities in the arts and cultural sector.

Completion of the Arts Management Graduate Diploma provides advanced standing in the M.A. in Arts Leadership program, which involves another term of coursework and a third term practicum and capstone project.

Professional Master in Medical Sciences, PMMSc

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: November 16, 2016

The Professional Master of Medical Sciences is designed to enhance students’ research and clinical skills to align with the requirements of the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS) process and to promote research and scholarship activities in future physicians. Applicants must hold an MD to be considered for admission to the program.

The objectives of the program are:

  1. To enhance students’ clinical skills in the context of the Canadian healthcare system;
  2. To engage students to explore current issues in medical sciences;
  3. To foster the development of students’ professional identities, and achieve their future career objectives as clinician scientists, medical science professionals and future medical teachers;
  4. To provide opportunities for students to conduct research projects in medical sciences;
  5. To facilitate the development of students’ communication skills to enable them to share their research in a variety of forums.The program requires both coursework and a project. Students may start either in July or January, and complete the program in a year. The Professional Master of Medical Sciences requires, at minimum, the completion of 24 credit units. In addition to the three courses required for the Graduate Diploma, the Professional Master also requires another clinical skills training course (MSCI 802, 6 credit units), and a research project in medical sciences (MSCI 898, 6 credit units).

The program requires both coursework and a project. Students may start either in July or January, and complete the program in a year.

The Professional Master of Medical Sciences requires, at minimum, the completion of 24 credit units. In addition to the three courses required for the Graduate Diploma, the Professional Master also requires another clinical skills training course (MSCI 802, 6 credit units), and a research project in medical sciences (MSCI 898, 6 credit units).

 

Medical Sciences, GDip (Type 1) and GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: November 7, 2016

The Graduate Diploma in Medical Sciences is a course-based program designed to enhance students’ research and clinical skills to align with the requirements of the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS) process and to promote research and scholarship activities in future physicians. Applicants must hold an MD to be considered for admission to the program.

The objectives of the Graduate Diploma in Medical Sciences are:

  1. To enhance students’ clinical skills in the context of the Canadian healthcare system;
  2. To engage students to explore current issues in medical sciences;
  3. To foster the development of students’ professional identities, and achieve their future career objectives as clinician scientists and medical science professionals.

Students may start either in July or January, and complete the program within 6 months. Students in the Graduate Diploma program may elect to apply for the Professional Master of Medical Sciences, and they may also ladder into other MSc programs in Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

The Graduate Diploma in Medical Sciences requires, at minimum, the completion of 12 credit units, including a Research Methodology course (MSCI 800, 3 credit units), one elective graduate course (3 credit units) chosen from the approved list, and a clinical skills training course (MSCI 801, 6 credit units).

Pain Care, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: August 17, 2016

The GDipPC is an 8-month, part time, blended online interdisciplinary course-based program (i.e. online courses and 1-week onsite residency) structured to prepare candidates for careers/career advancement in the area of pain care through the development of:

• An enhanced appreciation of the burden of pain on the individual and society,
• An advanced understanding of the pathophysiology of pain,
• The ability to apply the biopsychosocial model to the assessment and treatment of pain,
• The ability to engage in program evaluation and to assume leadership roles in supporting best practices in pain care.

The GDipPC is a professional program designed to provide individuals with in-depth theoretical and clinical knowledge that will enhance their ability to provide and facilitate quality care to individuals with pain.