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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Legal Services Management, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: August 24, 2018

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Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence, MMAI

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: May 14, 2018

The potential of artificial intelligence is extraordinary. The power to transform operations, customer experiences, and product and service design is exponential. These opportunities cut across every sector.

Harnessing AI’s potential for competitive performance requires a new type of professional. One who not only understands the capacity of the science, but has the expertise to apply it to organizational needs and strategies, and who can navigate the ethical, economic and societal implications.

The Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence will provide:

•             A strong understanding of the technical principles of AI and modern methods for data search and retrieval, and how to practically apply them        to       real world problems;

•             Command of best practices in identifying opportunities for and applying AI;

•             Expertise in the business practices required to effectively use AI and machine learning;

•             Awareness and engagement in the ethical, economic, and societal impacts of computers exhibiting intelligent behavior;

•             Enhancement of skills for communicating complex problems and AI solutions to wide audiences in an organization; and

•             Training in creating and maintaining high performance work teams.

Translational Medicine, MSc, PhD

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: May 10, 2018

Translational Medicine is driven by our patients and their diseases. Guided by this primary focus, translational research spans across the spectrum from molecular and cell biology to preclinical models to patient studies and back again. Within the context of the proposed Translational Institute of Medicine (TIME), a confederation of existing research groups within the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Department of Medicine proposes two new and unique programs: Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Translational Medicine. These programs aim to train the next generation of researchers to be effective translators of biomedical discovery. The graduates of the programs will operate at the intersection of clinical and related sciences and will have the expertise to generate and lead discovery through an integrated process, increasing the efficiency of translating science knowledge into health improvement

Global Development Studies, PhD

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: April 20, 2018

The Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University extends its innovative approach to research and teaching with its newly approved doctoral programme. This four-year PhD offers focused training and supervision to build core skills and proficiencies for development research. First, our students attain strong specialisation in the central rubrics that have shaped development studies as a field, including political economy and cultural analysis. Second, the programme grounds students in the key analytical frameworks and methodologies for conducting research on development issues. They develop core skills in designing and conducting fieldwork in cross-cultural settings and reflect on the public purposes and ethics of development research. Third, the programme cultivates strong project design and management skills for applications within and beyond academia and development practice. The degree is ideal for graduate students seeking to advance globally-orientated research in the field of development studies, particularly in the areas of political economy, cultural politics, sustainability and indigenous studies. It provides essential skills for building careers in academia and the development field, alongside positions in public sector research and policy-making, journalism, education, teaching and education, the law and the private sector.

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Management and Innovation, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: April 9, 2018

The Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Management and Innovation is targeted to enhance the competitiveness and employability of graduate students interested in pursuing careers in pharmaceutical and related health industries. Graduates of this program will possess the requisite knowledge, skills, and experience to make them ideal candidates to enter progressive career positions. The diploma will offer a combination of course work and practical experience to recent graduates in the health and science sectors (e.g. MD, MSc, PhD, PharmD) from across Canada and internationally.

The program was developed to specifically enhance relevant industry or institutional experience, practical knowledge of the process of commercializing medical innovation, and business acumen that would strengthen the competitiveness of new applicants for early-stage industrial/academic career opportunities. In the course work component, students will participate in seminars led by pharmaceutical and related health industry experts, engage in case studies of real-world problems and challenges, and prepare oral and written submissions that demonstrate effective teamwork and problem-solving skills. The internship with industry will provide an opportunity for the student to be immersed on a full-time basis with an employer in the private or government sectors, to acquire valuable hands-on experience and apply the knowledge and skills acquired during coursework.

Graduates of this diploma will have the knowledge and skills required to pursue advanced career prospects in the broader health sector, including but not limited to, opportunities with: Federal health departments and agencies (e.g. Health Canada, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health); Provincial health ministries; Corporations (e.g. private insurance/pharmacy benefit management companies, pharmaceutical/medical device companies, contract research organizations or health service corporations that provide biopharmaceutical and commercial outsourcing services); Entrepreneurial ventures (e.g. start-up companies).

Health Quality, PhD

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: January 19, 2018

The PhD in Health Quality (PhDHQ) will prepare experts who will improve the delivery of healthcare through teaching, developing new methodologies and theoretical frameworks, as well as testing innovation in the field of health quality. The PhDHQ program offers a collaborative approach to comprehend and address the complexities within the healthcare system. Graduates of the program will be prepared to take senior leadership roles in health quality portfolios in practice and policy settings across Canada and will also be educated to assume tenure track positions in university programs. While the degree is research intensive, it will also be grounded in pragmatism and will help prepare independent researchers for quality improvement research and developing leadership capabilities in health settings.

The PhDHQ program is a four (4) year, interdisciplinary program using a combination of synchronous and asynchronous study using interactive online videoconferencing. The PhDHQ program consists of five (5) courses in year one, including an internship over the summer months. The internship will be tailored to the learners’ interests and to broadening their perspectives on health quality. In the fall term of year two, students will complete their written comprehensive exam. The comprehensive exam will be a take home two (2) week written submission. In the winter and summer terms of year two students will focus on their PhD thesis, and complete HQRS 905 Current Topics in Health Quality.

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:

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.