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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Graduate Diploma in Accountancy, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: March 14, 2016

The Graduate Diploma in Accountancy program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to complete the Elective modules component of the Chartered Professional Accountant Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). After receiving the Graduate Diploma in Accountancy, students will need only to complete the CPA Capstone 1 and 2 to become eligible for the Common Final Examination (CFE) of the CPA PEP.

The Graduate Diploma in Accountancy program consists of the first term of the existing Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program at Brock University. Specifically, the Graduate Diploma in Accountancy program comprises five courses: four courses are required MAcc courses, and one course is an elective Master of Business Administration course, which is chosen based on student’s interests and career aspirations. Students achieving an overall 75% average in their Graduate Diploma in Accountancy program will be offered the opportunity to transfer directly to the MAcc program at Brock University without fulfilling any further MAcc admission requirements.

Master of Public Health, MPH

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: December 18, 2015

The Master of Public Health (MPH) will train future public health specialists at the graduate level. The MPH program is tailored to meet the needs of public health professionals, health practitioners and recent post-graduate students with the goal of enhancing their theoretical and applied knowledge through courses and a practicum. The MPH courses complement the core competencies outlined by the Public Health Agency of Canada and include six required courses, four electives, and a practicum. The MPH degree will be delivered to full time students over 12 months and part time students over a maximum of four years leading to a professional degree in public health. Students will also have the option to achieve qualifications as a Certified Public Health Specialist. The MPH builds on the strengths of the Department of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University.

Delivered in an exclusively online format, a combination of synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning techniques will be used to guide instruction and evaluate learning. The curriculum is built on the cornerstone of identifying the interdisciplinary elements required to design, implement and effectively manage public health systems. Research methods and biostatistical training essential to public health will provide a foundation in the conduct of research that will enhance evidence based decision making. A unique aspect of our MPH program will be the emphasis on infectious disease and control with courses including Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Infection Control and Epidemiology. Further, a Social Marketing and Health Communication course will facilitate graduates in navigating the complexities of public health administration in today’s technologically driven society. These courses will address the growing need to anticipate, manage and mitigate public health crises.
Graduates of the MPH will be prepared to compete for positions in a variety of public health organizations as well as positioned to take on leadership roles in the health sector

Master of Professional Kinesiology, MPK

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: October 29, 2015

The Master of Professional Kinesiology (MPK) will train students as professional kinesiologisists with an advanced understanding of the latest evidenced-based research to improve function, health and wellness in all populations. The MPK program builds on the strengths of the Department of Kinesiology and the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University, and is a full time, one-year (3 terms) program encompassing innovative lecture and lab-based coursework, professional development courses, and a unique opportunity for internship placements with diverse populations across the lifespan. The MPK courses complement the core competencies outlined by the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario and include: three required courses (1 in professional development and 2 advanced assessment courses), three required clinical internship courses, and four electives. The required course work provides students with advanced knowledge of human movement and foster professionalism, communication and problem solving skills. The internship placements require students to work directly with unique populations such as healthy individuals, athletes, and various patient populations. Furthermore, the applied character of many of these courses is another distinguishing factor that provide students with an understanding of the rehabilitation and management processes involved in maintaining or enhancing movement and performance across a wide spectrum of target populations. Graduates of the MPK program will be prepared for an evidence-based, clinically oriented career in a variety of healthcare organizations as well as positioned to take on leadership roles in the health sector.

Child and Youth Studies, PhD

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: September 25, 2015

The Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University is offering a new PhD program in Child and Youth Studies. Our proposed program fits closely with the university’s Strategic Mandate of research in transdisciplinarity and competes globally as one of the primary destinations for study in the growing field of Child and Youth Studies. The focus of our Doctoral program is to provide advanced multi- and transdisciplinary training and research related to the study of children and youth in local, regional, and global contexts.

The program consists of either a traditional four-year PhD program that requires a MA/MSc degree in a related field or else an accelerated program whereby a student enters our MA program, completes a year of study, and then directly enters the Doctoral program without completing their MA thesis. This latter path is intended for either for individuals who lack an appropriate MA degree to apply directly for the PhD program and/or for exceptional applied students who are not likely to need the length of time that is usually required to develop a traditional academic publication portfolio. The course structure of the program includes advanced quantitative or qualitative methods courses, advanced topics courses from several disciplines, a transdisciplinary proseminar, and a flexible comprehensive structure that includes two of: traditional testing; teaching; research project; community/work placement.

Our flexible program content is designed to reflect our department’s multidisciplinary roots while meeting the needs of students from different disciplines and career trajectories. The program is specifically aimed at successfully developing the marketability of our graduates in both academic and non-academic job markets including: education, clinical counselling, NGO consultation, and legal advocacy.

Business Administration, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: June 8, 2015

The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration is designed to provide individuals with breadth of knowledge across many key functional areas of business. This program is comprised of the first five required credits in the existing Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Brock University and, therefore, includes at least one course from all main areas of business, such as accounting, finance, and marketing.

The academic emphasis of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration is on assisting students to develop and integrate the broad-based, functional knowledge needed for career advancement. As a result, this program will be of particular interest to graduates from non-business disciplines and working professionals who are seeking the required business skills to aid them in a managerial position, the commercialization of innovation, or the expansion of an entrepreneurial endeavor.

The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students will normally complete the diploma over two terms or one academic year. Students achieving an overall 75% average in their Graduate Diploma in Business Administration program will be offered the opportunity to transfer directly to the MBA program at Brock University without fulfilling any further MBA admission requirements.

Materials Physics, MSc

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: April 23, 2015

The MSc in Materials Physics is program is course-based and designed to provide intensive, “hands-on” graduate training in advanced experimental and theoretical techniques of modern materials physics. You will master the fundamental physics of materials as well as their real-life applications, which will position you for successful careers in industry, academia, government or private research institutions.

Core courses of the program include Advanced Condensed Matter Physics, Advanced Computational Methods for Materials Science, Sample Preparation and Characterization Techniques for Materials Science.

Earning an MSc in Materials Physics prepares you for a wide variety of careers. Career fields to explore include: nanotechnology, biotechnology, energy sector, electronics industry, metallurgy, medical technology, coatings industry, biomaterials.

Computer Science, PhD

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: March 13, 2014

The Ph.D. program in Computer Science prepares students for careers in academia and industry. Graduates of the program will have a deep understanding of Computer Science in general, and be experts in at least one advanced topic within another academic discipline of their and their supervisor’s interest. Graduate research topics may be conducted in the broad areas of computational logic and algebra, data mining, evolutionary computation, artificial intelligence, algorithms, parallelism, and combinatorics. Each student will also be a recognized member of their respective academic community, familiar with discipline specific practices such as the publication and review process, grant application procedures and working in collaborative research environments.

Master of Sustainability, MS and Master of Sustainability, MS with Co-op

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: December 13, 2013

Human activities are shaping the Earth. Addressing the interactions between social and ecological systems requires new perspectives and academic approaches. The Sustainability Science and Society graduate program aims to facilitate society’s transition towards sustainability. The transdisciplinary focus of the program breaks down traditional barriers between disciplines, encouraging the cross pollination of ideas that will generate novel solutions and new opportunities in a dynamic and complex world.

 This graduate program consists of two learning paths. The Master of Sustainability, Co-op (Scheme A) for those students wishing to enrich classroom learning with practical experience. Alternatively students desiring an intensive research experience will pursue a Master of Sustainability (Scheme B). Both paths include common foundational courses that are offered in the first two terms of study.

 Our Faculty comes from diverse disciplines and units at Brock University who share a common interest in environmental sustainability. Brock University is located in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve – a site seeking to reconcile social, economic and biophysical challenges confronting societies around the globe.

Game Design, BA (Honours)

Undergraduate Brock University
Decision Date: March 13, 2014

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Game Design is a cross-disciplinary undergraduate program that integrates study in the Centre for Digital Humanities (Interactive Arts and Science Program) and the Department of Computer Science at Brock University with study in the Game Development Program at Niagara College. Concurrent sequential curriculum in which students may choose to pursue either a BA or BSc through study both institutions effectively joins the insights of scholarship in game studies, communications, art and applied computing with practical concepts and skills to support critically-engaged and methodologically sustainable production of games. Students will develop specialized knowledge and practical capacities related to chosen aspects of this diverse domain such as game art; character- level- interface- and game-design, as well as narrative for interactive experience which they will demonstrate in a portfolio of work produced in the program. Students will experience and reflect upon diverse discourses, creation and production processes for games through rigorous research and prototyping in collaborative environments. Students in this program enjoy opportunities to study and intern with industry professionals and to pursue supervised independent research and practice options.

Students in the GAME program will graduate with two credentials:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Game Design – Brock University
  • Advanced Diploma in Game Development – Niagara College

The GAME program will develop well rounded leaders in the diverse conceptual, creative and practical frameworks within which computer games reside and are produced. Graduates will be capable  of designing, producing and evaluating games for entertainment, art and advancement of the public interest.

Game Programming, BSc (Honours)

Undergraduate Brock University
Decision Date: March 13, 2014

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Game Programming is a cross-disciplinary undergraduate program that integrates study in the Department of Computer Science and the Centre for Digital Humanities, Interactive Arts and Science Program at Brock University with study in the Game Development Program at Niagara College. Concurrent sequential curriculum in which students may choose to pursue a BSc through study at both institutions effectively joins the insights of game studies, communication studies, and the theories and methodologies of computer science, with practical concepts and skills related to game creation to support critically-engaged and computationally sustainable production of games. Students will develop specialized knowledge and practical capacities related to chosen aspects of this diverse domain such as programming for games and game engines, systems design, artificial intelligence and software engineering which they will demonstrate in a portfolio of work produced in the program. Students will experience and reflect upon diverse creation and production processes for games through rigorous research and prototyping in collaborative environments. Students in this program enjoy opportunities to study and intern with industry professionals and to pursue supervised independent research and practice options.

Students in the GAME program will graduate with two credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Game Programming – Brock University
  • Advanced Diploma in Game Development – Niagara College

The GAME program will develop well rounded leaders in the diverse conceptual, creative and practical frameworks within which computer games reside and are produced. Graduates will be capable  of conceiving, producing and evaluating games for entertainment, art and advancement of the public interest.