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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Gender Studies, PhD

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

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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.

Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership, MEERL

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: March 24, 2016

“Queen’s University’s Professional Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership (MEERL) is intended for early, to early-mid career professionals working in the energy and mineral resource sectors. The 20 month program will be offered mostly online with three residential periods of approximately a week’s duration and can be completed while the student remains employed. The program is bringing together faculty and industry leaders from a wide range of backgrounds to enhance integration across multiple fields within earth and natural resource management, including the geosciences, engineering, and the legal, policy, and business realms. Most aspects of developing and producing natural resources are becoming more complex with time. These include increased participation by stakeholder communities, concerns about potential environmental impacts, doing business in a global marketplace, incorporating new technology, and the imperative to effectively manage the entire life-cycle of resource development within the context of both sustainability and commercial viability. This new program is designed to equip participants with the leadership skills and broad, cross-disciplinary training to effectively make sound decisions and manage these trade-offs in the face of the uncertainty and complexity inherent in natural resource development.”

Aging and Health, MSc

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: May 22, 2015

The MSc(AH) is a 12 month, full time, blended online interdisciplinary course-based professional program (i.e. onsite residency and online components). It is structured to prepare candidates for careers/career advancement in the area of aging and health through the development of:

  • a comprehensive knowledge of society and normal healthy aging
  • the ability to critically analyze research findings in the field
  • the ability to conduct in-depth analyses of ethical dilemmas experienced by older adults and those who care for older clients in society, and
  • the ability to complete projects in the community to enhance the understanding of care and compassion for those who are aging.

It is a professional program designed to provide core competencies and develop attributes recognized by professional bodies that consider issues of aging and heath as core and to develop research skills relevant to the field.