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.
Program Approvals: Ryerson University
The MFA in Scriptwriting & Story Design is a new, interdisciplinary two-year graduate program offered by the School of Performance, the School of Image Arts, and the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University.
The program grows out of the need to incubate emerging creative voices across media, venues and platforms and a desire for greater interdisciplinary learning and teaching across the University. The new MFA program builds upon Ryerson’s outstanding reputation in film, television, theatre and digital media and further enhance Ryerson’s growing role within the Canadian and International creative industries.
The MFA is unique and innovative: the first of its kind in Canada, and only one of among a handful graduate programs globally that teaches writing for dramatic forms spanning stage, television, film and various forms of new and expanding media.
All three contributing undergraduate programs — the schools of Image Arts, Performance and RTA Media — are recognized as national (and international) leaders in their fields. Each of these schools provides expertise to this new, shared graduate program in Scriptwriting & Story Design.
The PhD in Media & Design Innovation is a practice-based doctoral program offered by the Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD) at Ryerson University.
A practice-based curriculum and research agenda support new knowledge by posing research-creation questions that can only be resolved through the actuality of a situated practice. Capitalizing on our master-level graduate programs, this PhD bridges multiple disciplines in FCAD through a combination of intensive project-based investigation, the study of emerging research and creation methodologies, and advanced sectorial engagement in the creative and communication industries.
This doctoral program appeals to practitioners in the creative and communication fields who are interested in developing advanced credentials through a terminal degree, who wish to pursue intensive project-based research, as well as those who would want to take a more scholarly approach to their creative work.
The focus of the PhD in Management program is to carry out rigorous scientific research about complex management problems in a rapidly changing and globally-oriented economy. The program has unique and interdisciplinary specializations including: Digital Enterprise and Social Media, Real Estate Studies, Retail and Consumer Services, and Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This PhD requires the successful completion of nine-one-term graduate courses, passing the candidacy examination, a proposal defense, and completing a dissertation based on independent, original scholarship. The nine one-term courses are comprised of three core courses, three elective courses, and three required research seminar courses.
This program is designed to develop graduates who are skilled in research that includes a theoretical and practical understanding of the challenges that organizations experience, and who are able to disseminate that research in appropriate venues.
The PhD Program in Urban Health will provide innovative learning opportunities aimed at empowering graduates to work collaboratively across a range of disciplines to generate high quality evidence related to the concerns of individuals and communities, and to generate solutions to improve the health and well-being of diverse populations living in urban centres. This program will be housed in and administered by the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing (DCSN). The three main domains associated with this program include: 1) health and wellbeing, which is a “state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”; 2) safety and security, that is “protecting individuals from critical (severe) and pervasive (widespread) threats and situations”; and 3) migration, immigration, and settlement, which examines the effect of relocation processes on the health and wellbeing of individuals. Graduates of this program will contribute to improving the quality and responsiveness of health and social services to address the needs of diverse populations in urban centres.
Building Science bridges the gap between architecture and engineering providing an analytical approach and design appreciation that clearly distinguishes it from other disciplines. The PhD Program in Building Science seeks to apply the scientific fundamentals of building physics to the interaction between the components of a building, its users, and the environment. The program includes a wide range of technically based building science research output both at the micro-scale (i.e., material based research) to the macro-scale (i.e., community based research) and all in between (i.e., assemblies, components, whole buildings). The program allows students to complete a traditional doctoral dissertation while also having the opportunity to complete experiential learning activities including mentorship, teaching, and industry liaising. The program is unique in Canada.
The Master of Health Administration (Community Care) provides management education in the home and community care sector. Focused on innovation, analytics and entrepreneurship, the MHA (CC) is designed for professionals already working in healthcare and those interested in transitioning into this dynamic and growing sector. The program addresses the growth in this sector’s importance and complexity as healthcare policy shifts to enable people with chronic illnesses to stay in their own residences, including long term care, rather than hospitals. Required courses focus on the policy environment, management and evaluation skills, and the use of technology to coordinate and deliver health care and support. The program finishes with an applied capstone project aimed at creating a solution – a new program, process, technology and/or organization – for a challenge faced by community organizations delivering or coordinating care and/or support.
The primary objective of the Professional Master’s Diploma in Financial Analysis is to produce graduates with higher order knowledge and critical thinking skills essential to addressing professional business problems in finance and investing. Participants in the financial services sector will benefit from this program, which leads to career positions such as financial advisor, financial analyst, portfolio manager, and risk manager, among others. Courses include: Fixed Income Securities, Advanced Portfolio Management, Advanced Investment Management, Derivatives, and International Finance. The Professional Master’s Diploma in Financial Analysis will provide a pathway for qualified students to continue their education at a level that will prepare them for further graduate study (e.g., MBA) and/or professional certification (i.e., Chartered Financial Analyst).
Digital technologies continue to provide disruptive innovation in our organizations and in our society. This Professional Master’s Diploma in the Management of Technology and Innovation is designed to help executives who are responsible for information technology to improve their executive leadership skills and technology and innovation management skills. This program, housed in the Ted Rogers School of Management, will equip Chief Information Officers (CIOs) with a set of skills, models and frameworks, to manage the ongoing competitive deployment of information technology within specific business sectors and within society. The Diploma courses and capstone project address strategy, innovation, leadership, and global technology trends that will help CIOs develop a higher capability in managing innovative technology as executive leaders within their organizations.
The Professional Master’s Diploma in Accounting is an industry focussed graduate credential designed to aid students in advancing their accounting careers. The primary objective of the program is to produce graduates with higher order knowledge and critical thinking skills essential to addressing professional business accounting problems. Courses include: Advanced Financial Accounting with Integration; Management Accounting, Planning and Control; Advanced Auditing and Assurance Topics; Financial Statement Analysis and Valuations; and an integrative Capstone. The Professional Master’s Diploma in Accounting will provide a pathway for qualified students to continue their education at a level that will prepare them for further graduate study and/or professional certification (i.e., Chartered Professional Accountant).
In keeping with Ryerson’s tradition of being deeply connected to one of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse urban centres, our 3-semester MA emphasizes social justice and critical analyses of existing criminal justice, legal, and social structures. It provides students with the theoretical, methodological, and professional foundations required for understanding various forms of inequality as they intersect with the criminal justice system, and improving access to justice. The MA in Criminology and Social Justice offers structured, yet flexible, options for pursuing advanced study. Our graduate program combines theoretical training in Criminology and socio-legal studies, with practical, real world knowledge and experience. Optional field placement positions complement classroom learning and give students opportunities to apply knowledge while developing valuable networking, mentoring, and career-related skills.
The MA in Criminology and Social Justice prepares students for professional and leadership roles in private, public, and non-profit sectors related to social justice, including: local communities, NGOs, government, international organizations, the legal profession, and academia.