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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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.

Linguistics, MA

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.

Migration and Diaspora Studies, MA

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: December 19, 2018

Carleton University is proposing an innovative interdisciplinary Master of Arts and graduate diploma in Migration and Diaspora Studies. These programs will be the first in Canada to combine Migration Studies and Diaspora Studies in one graduate degree/diploma program and one of the few institutions to do so internationally to do so. The programs focus on the social, economic, cultural and political implications of the movement and transnational settlement of people. They bring together scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and public affairs with the aim of creating a collegial community for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary inquiry into Migration and Diaspora Studies.

Linguistics, GDip (Type 2)

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: December 10, 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.

Migration and Diaspora Studies, GDip (Type 2) and GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: December 10, 2018

Carleton University is proposing an innovative interdisciplinary Master of Arts and graduate diploma in Migration and Diaspora Studies. These programs will be the first in Canada to combine Migration Studies and Diaspora Studies in one graduate degree/diploma program and one of the few institutions to do so internationally to do so. The programs focus on the social, economic, cultural and political implications of the movement and transnational settlement of people. They bring together scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and public affairs with the aim of creating a collegial community for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary inquiry into Migration and Diaspora Studies.

Management, MSc

Graduate Carleton University
Decision Date: February 16, 2018

The M.Sc. in Management program in the Sprott School of Business focuses primarily on applied research about complex management problems in a rapidly changing and globally oriented environment. This 5.0 credit program is designed to develop graduates who are skilled in research with both a theoretical and practical understanding of the complex problems faced by businesses and their managers. Such problems are interdisciplinary in nature and require more than a specialization in one specific area of the management field. The interdisciplinary approach of the M.Sc. in Management will prepare graduates to contribute both to the advancement of management knowledge and management practice.

Four themes underlie the goals of the M.Sc. in Management program: research knowledge, understanding, and skills; interdisciplinary approach; communication; and professionalism.  Students will address research questions emanating from the following areas of focus: Accounting; Finance; Information Systems; International Business; Marketing; Organizational Behaviour/Theory; Productions and Operations/Supply Chain Management; Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship. With the interdisciplinary nature of many of the business issues students will be tackling, they may draw upon more than one complementary area of focus to address their research questions. The Sprott School of Business has a proven record in interdisciplinary research and graduate education becomes the foundation for this M.Sc. in Management, a complement to the existing Ph.D. in Management program.

The M.Sc. in Management program consists of a thesis combined with coursework. The core of the program is a set of integrative courses that will equip students with knowledge of research methods, design and statistics as well as coursework in an area of focus. The M.Sc. in Management Program is consciously designed to be interdisciplinary with a strong focus on addressing complex problems faced by real-life organizations. The program takes advantage of many significant research relationships, particularly those in Ottawa, including an array of important public, private, and not-for-profit sector organizations. Students will develop substantive theoretical knowledge and understanding that can then be applied in the world of practice. Graduates will be well-positioned to pursue doctoral studies in management at Carleton or other universities globally, and to pursue multiple career paths in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, such as business consultants, business and research analysts, policy analysts, as well as a variety of managerial positions.