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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Management Analytics, MSc

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: October 18, 2019

The Master of Science in Management Analytics (MMA) program is a three-term, full-time masters degree program targeted to students who have recently completed a STEM or Business undergraduate degree. The program will focus on training managers to design, lead and execute data driven projects across industries. The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to apply state- of-the-art analytics tools, gain business insights and improve operational and strategic decision-making. At the end of this program, students will have demonstrated ability designing and moving data analytics projects from conception to application. Students will be able to identify and evaluate opportunities and risks associated with data analytics projects.

Management of Innovation and Technology, MSc

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: June 21, 2019

The MSc in Management of Innovation and Technology is an intensive 11-month program for current or aspiring executive leaders. The program combines state-of-the-art management practices, as well as insights on emerging technologies that are driving global innovation and change. Its objective is to prepare leaders to manage both technology and the process of innovation in a high-speed, high-cost, high-risk global environment. This objective is achieved through a combination of formal course work, seminars, and independent research.

International Social Work, GDip (Type 2)

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: May 8, 2018

The Faculty of Social Work’s International Social Work Program (ISWP) is a Type 2 graduate diploma which consists of six graduate level courses (3.0 credits) focused on international perspectives. The┬ádiploma will provide existing MSW students with an opportunity to advance knowledge and theory of social work practice in countries with social, economic and political contexts that are significantly different from those in Canada, while encouraging the sharing of ideas among social work students, schools and practitioners around the world. The program fosters understanding of global interdependence, the universality of social problems, and the need to develop responses grounded in the local community. The diploma can be completed in the Two-Year full-time Master of Social Work (MSW) program, the Three-Year part-time MSW program, or the advanced standing (Two-Year) part-time MSW program. Students complete the diploma concurrently with the MSW program.

Mathematical and Statistical Modelling, PhD

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: November 24, 2017

Mathematical and statistical modelling approaches are essential in dealing with complex systems whose components interact in a remarkably dynamic manner in a competitive, and uncertain, environment. These systems are ubiquitous in nature, technology, and society. Mathematical and statistical modeling approaches are crucial in traditional disciplines like physical and computer sciences, engineering and technology. Increasingly, they are being applied to a diverse set of emerging applications in health and life sciences, environment and ecology, finance, business and economics, as well as in governance and social systems. Applied modelling enables further progress in critical areas of human endeavour, fundamentally enhancing our well-being.

The interdisciplinary PhD program in Mathematical and Statistical Modelling will serve the growing demand for advanced quantitative skills in Ontario’s knowledge-based economy. Our success in this process lies with a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving. Students in this program will develop expertise using the tools of mathematical and statistical modelling. They will carry out independent research while developing additional expertise in one of three domains (1) Health, Environment and Ecology; (2) Finance, Business and Economics; and (3) Complex Systems, Information and Big Data. Graduates of this program will contribute in creative and innovative ways to solving Ontario’s complex interdisciplinary problems.

Master of Public Safety, MPS

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: August 25, 2017

The Master of Public Safety is a fully online, 2-year part-time professional program for those employed in or seeking employment in the field of public safety. It purposefully aligns with the institutional mandates and structure of Public Safety Canada, and its four pillars of public safety: national security, border strategies, countering crime, and emergency management. Specializing in public safety leadership and management, this program will seek to produce individuals who are able to effectively improve and critically assess the performance of their organizations; can assume policymaking and research responsibilities; are able and motivated to set and reach strategic organizational goals; and are inspirational, ethical, and innovative leaders. The program will offer a rigorous, challenging, and comprehensive curriculum that will provide learning experiences necessary to prepare participants to succeed as professional practitioners in their chosen endeavors. The Master of Public Safety is dedicated to graduating students who understand the complexities of public safety in relationship to social justice issues faced in our modern society.

Border Strategies, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: July 24, 2017

The Graduate Diploma in Border Strategies is a fully online Type 3 diploma that consists of four courses taken on a part-time basis (1-2 courses per tem). Students complete two core courses in Public Safety and two courses specific to the field of Border Strategies. The structure of the diploma is designed to afford students the flexibility they need in order to advance their education whether they are seeking further education after completing an undergraduate degree or are already a working professional.

Countering Crime, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: July 24, 2017

The Graduate Diploma in Countering Crime is a fully online Type 3 diploma that consists of four courses taken on a part-time basis (1-2 courses per tem). Students complete two core courses in Public Safety and two courses specific to the field of Countering Crime. The structure of the diploma is designed to afford students the flexibility they need in order to advance their education whether they are seeking further education after completing an undergraduate degree or are already a working professional.

Emergency Management, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: July 24, 2017

The Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management is a fully online Type 3 diploma that consists of four courses taken on a part-time basis (1-2 courses per tem). Students complete two core courses in Public Safety and two courses specific to the field of Emergency Management. The structure of the diploma is designed to afford students the flexibility they need in order to advance their education whether they are seeking further education after completing an undergraduate degree or are already a working professional.

Geographic Information Systems and Data Analysis, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: July 24, 2017

The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is embedded across all sectors of public safety, including policing, corrections, emergency management, and border services. The Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Systems and Data Analytics is a fully online Type 3 diploma that consists of four courses taken on a part-time basis (1-2 courses per tem). Students complete two core courses in Public Safety and two courses in GIS, Data Analytics, and Crime Mapping. Students will learn to capture, analyze, and interpret data in order to understand, respond to, predict and prevent public safety challenges.

National Security, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Wilfrid Laurier University
Decision Date: July 24, 2017

The Graduate Diploma in National Security is a fully online Type 3 diploma that consists of four courses taken on a part-time basis (1-2 courses per tem). Students complete two core courses in Public Safety and two courses specific to the field of National Security. The structure of the diploma is designed to afford students the flexibility they need in order to advance their education whether they are seeking further education after completing an undergraduate degree or are already a working professional.