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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Master of Biotechnology, MBiotech

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: August 18, 2023

The Master of Biotechnology is a professional program and focuses on the science, communication, business strategies, entrepreneurship and regulatory considerations associated with biotechnology. The proposed program will provide the necessary tools for entrepreneurial activity in biotechnology, and encourage the translation of life-science knowledge into practical applications and career opportunities.

 

Human Rights and Social Justice, MA

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: March 24, 2023

The program will deliver a comprehensive graduate curriculum that critically examines human rights discourses while positioning the centrality of social justice praxis. The program will draw on analytical research focused on historical and contemporary issues and debates through social justice frameworks that emerge from anti-colonial, decolonial, anti-racist, transnational, and community-based knowledge processes and practices.

Teaching English as an Additional Language, MA

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: March 24, 2023

The program is designed for international students seeking qualifications to be teachers of the English language in international contexts. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work as professional English teachers in programs aimed at general English, English for specific purposes, English for academic purposes, and other types of programs.

Master of Finance, MFin

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: February 24, 2023

The program is intended for students seeking careers in the financial industry. It will equip graduates with the most up-to-date theoretical and practical financial knowledge, along with data analysis skills.

Engineering Practice, MEng

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: January 27, 2023

The Faculty of Engineering and Design is offering a new Master of Engineering program called Engineering Practice. The program’s principal goal is to elevate undergraduate engineers, from recognized engineering institutions worldwide, by providing them with a high-quality educational experience that mixes discipline-specific technical courses (stretching and validating the students’ knowledge base associated with their previous degree) with complementary studies experience.  This educational experience will accelerate their employability and integration into Canada’s professional workforce.

Building Engineering, MEng, MASc, PhD

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: August 20, 2021

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is offering two new programs in Building Engineering 1) A Masters in Building Engineering (MASc, MEng coursework, MEng coursework and project and 2) A PhD in Building Engineering. All programs will have the option of selecting a concentration in: Heritage Conservation, Fire Safety, or Building Performance. The graduate programs will focus on improving new and existing buildings using novel simulation-aided design strategies, new materials and technologies, novel control and operating strategies, design retrofits, rehabilitation, additions, and other interventions that consider energy efficiency, occupant health and comfort, life-cycle analysis, and structural integrity, while respecting both environmental and heritage aspects.

Data Science and Analytics, MASc, MEng, MCS, MSc, PhD

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: August 20, 2021

This joint Data Science and Analytics (DSA) program between the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering & Design, spans four academic units (the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, the School of Information Technology, the School of Computer Science, and the School of Mathematics and Statistics). This program will offer 1) A Masters in Data Science and Analytics (MEng, MASc, MCS, MIT, MSc), and 2) A PhD in Data Science and Analytics. Complementing the existing Collaborative Specialization in this area, these proposed graduate programs are centered on data science and analytics.  The main goal of the programs is to impart core DSA knowledge.  Graduates of the proposed programs will be able to work on a team with individuals whose strengths lie in different areas of expertise, and to communicate their findings to team members not trained in core data science.  Students who complete the Master’s or PhD will be able to conduct advanced research in the DSA context.  They will acquire the skills necessary to optimize the relevance, reliability, and impact of their research. The DSA programs will offer wide disciplinary breadth, providing students with multiple perspectives from Engineering, Science, Statistics, and Information Technology.

Economic Policy, GDip (Type 2) and GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: May 28, 2020

The Department of Economics at Carleton University proposes to establish a Graduate Diploma (Type II and III) in Economic Policy. Students in the Graduate Diploma in Economic Policy will gain an understanding and appreciation of the functioning and limitations of markets within a broad, institutional and political context—ranging from the micro to the macro, the local to the global. The program will focus on real-world practical challenges related to economic policy formulation and implementation. Graduates from the program will deepen their critical thinking and problem solving skills related to the economic implications of different public policy options for firms and governments.

Work and Labour, GDip (Type 2) and GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: July 5, 2019

The Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University proposes to establish a Graduate Diploma (Type II and III) in Work and Labour. Graduates of the Diploma will develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving strategies in the areas of work and labour as well as gaining a strong understanding of the social relations that constitute the formal and informal economy. In addition, students will learn how to analyze the complex ways in which work and labour intersect with gender, race, colonialism, globalization, environment and technological change. The Diploma’s emphasis on experiential learning aims to further students’ own reflections on labour and work practices, leading to innovative thinking about issues of work and labour.

Linguistics, Language Documentation, and Revitalization, PhD

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: December 19, 2018

The new programs will reflect the evolution of linguistics from a theoretical model of linguistic knowledge to an interdisciplinary field concerned with language in cognitive and social domains. The programs will also draw on the strengths of the linguistics faculty, who all have strong backgrounds in theoretical linguistics and are also involved in interdisciplinary research and teaching. In total, we are proposing three new graduate programs in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies: a Master of Arts in Linguistics, a concurrent (Type 2) Graduate Diploma in Linguistics, and a PhD in Linguistics, Language Documentation and Revitalization.