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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Child Study and Education, EdD

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: August 23, 2019

The Doctor of Education in Child Study and Education is a four-year, full-time professional doctoral degree program that engages practitioners in advanced study of special education, wellbeing, mental health, and security through a child study lens. It consists of 4.0 FCE, or 8 half-courses plus the thesis (Dissertation in Practice) and it has been designed with the expectation that students will be working professionals. The EdD in Child Study and Education offers a comprehensive, sequenced, integrated program of study. It requires students to be enrolled in face-to-face or flex classes in Year One. Students will be required to complete 1.0 FCE in one of three Emphases in Year Two and may need to take those courses on campus. The emphases are: 1) Early Years and Early Learning; 2) Special Education; and 3) Mental Health and Wellbeing. Each emphasis will consist of carefully selected courses that will allow students to gain a deeper understanding and expertise in the two interrelated domains of the EdD: (1) special education; and (2) security, child and youth wellbeing. In addition to achieving the depth and breadth of knowledge, the selected emphasis will also support and focus students’ work on their thesis (dissertation in practice).

Laboratory Medicine, MHSc

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: August 23, 2019

The Master of Health Science in Laboratory Medicine is a full-time two-year professional master’s degree program offered by the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology assisted by Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine. The program will be offered on a full-time basis. The program consists of 9.5 full course equivalents and the length of the program is two years (6 terms, starting in Fall). There are two fields in Laboratory Medicine to choose from, Pathologists’ Assistant (PA) and Clinical Embryology (CE). Pathologists’ Assistants (PAs) are involved in providing diagnostic services in anatomical pathology through applying knowledge of tissue and laboratory analysis of human specimens. Clinical Embryologists (CEs) provide clinical management related to assisted reproductive technology in clinical embryology laboratories. The program responds to education gaps in basic science, applied technology and core laboratory functions in both fields as advances are outpacing the ability to incorporate them into the current non-university, non-academic apprenticeship models of training PAs and CEs. Potential applicants will be graduates from life science and biomedical programs. The curriculum will consist of lecture, discussion, presentations, practicums, and project-based courses with a focus on core foundation of basic sciences, and field based academic and applied training.

Nursing, DN

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: August 23, 2019

The Doctor of Nursing is a professional doctorate degree program that will prepare nurses for leadership roles in organizations and systems in healthcare, or leadership roles in nurse education, nationally and internationally. Currently there is no professional doctoral level terminal degree in nursing in Canada for nurses who want an alternative to the traditional research-intensive PhD. The degree program will focus on the implementation and dissemination of knowledge in diverse healthcare practice and education settings. Students will complete 4.0 FCEs including 3 core courses (1.5 FCE); 1 elective courses relevant to their area of focus (0.5 FCE) and 4 seminar courses (2.0 FCEs). Through the seminar courses students will complete, depending on their career goals, either two internships in the area of health-care leadership or two practica in the area of educational leadership. These will be offered locally, nationally and internationally. Other program requirements include a literature review paper to be completed by the end of year 1, and the thesis. Applicants will be registered nurses hold current registration in at least one jurisdiction, have a master’s degree in Nursing or a closely related field with a minimum B+ standing and have a minimum of two years relevant healthcare leadership experience or advanced nursing education teaching experience.

Master of Health Science in Medical Physiology, MHSc

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: January 25, 2019

The MHSc in Medical Physiology is a 3 session professional master’s degree program to be offered by the Department of Physiology in the Faculty of Medicine. Students will complete 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCE) consisting of required courses (3.5 FCE), a practicum (1.0 FCE) and electives courses (1.5 FCEs) in one of the four areas of general Physiology; Endocrine and Reproductive Sciences; Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Renal Science; and Brain and Behaviour. The professional MHSc in Medical Physiology will address the need for graduates who will take existing physiological knowledge concerning human health and put it into practice. The application of the knowledge can be in direct health care delivery or in an industry related to medical sciences. The courses are designed with an emphasis on combining a high-level understanding of how an individual’s health is a consequence of societal and environmental factors (e.g. level of activity and diet), integrated with the daily interplay between their organ and cellular physiology. Manipulating the interaction between the macro and micro elements to promote human health and prevent disease requires the integration of multiple sets of physiological data on cellular, whole body and societal behaviours in healthy individuals and those with pre-existing diseases.

Architecture, Landscape, and Design, PhD

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: August 24, 2018

The Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, Landscape, and Design advances research and scholarship addressing the social, environmental, historical, physical, and technical questions of design and the built environment. The program is based on existing areas of faculty expertise and research within the John H. Daniels Faculty. This structure allows for cross-disciplinary study and collaboration that is not found in comparator programs. Additionally, the program is the first of its kind in Canada and will raise the profile of landscape architecture within the professional world and within academia by integrating it within the study of architecture and design at the doctoral level. The program will enable research in landscape and related topics that will engage advanced study in architecture and urban design. It will begin to meet the demand for research that addresses problems across the design disciplines including environmental and ecological quality from historical, theoretical, and cultural perspectives. One of the foci of the program is to contribute to emerging forms of design and scholarly practice that address the complex issues confronting the built environment.  It will also address a need for advanced specialized research within the design disciplines. Graduates will be grounded in a research informed practice that will transcend current disciplinary boundaries and position them to engage and lead the emerging, broader discussion, outside and between the specific design disciplines.  They will become traditional academics, consultants, and leaders in diverse fields, such museums and other cultural institutions; non-profit organizations; government; finance; and the consumer market.

Potential applicants will hold a master’s degree or equivalent in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Fine Arts, Engineering, Environmental Design. Students will complete 12 half-credit courses, a two-part comprehensive exam, a dissertation proposal, and a dissertation.  The PhD is designed to be completed in four years.

Pharmacy, MScPhm

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: August 24, 2018

The Master of Science in Pharmacy degree program is designed to train future academic clinical pharmacist leaders. As members of patient care teams and as pharmacy practice researchers, graduates of the MScPhm program will influence the provision of pharmaceutical care at the patient and population level. As teachers, they will shape the development of current and future pharmacists. The MScPhm is a two year, full-time professional graduate program.  It is comprised of 3 components with approximately 8 months dedicated to each: in-class and on-line courses, a clinical practicum, and a research project. Students admitted to the MScPhm program will be required to hold a professional pharmacy degree from a Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP)-accredited institution (or equivalent).

Urban Innovation, MUI

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: August 24, 2018

The Master of Urban Innovation is a five session, full-time program to be offered through the Institute for Management and Innovation at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The program consists of 19 half-credit courses, including one summer internship and a final capstone project. The focus of the MUI will be on urban economic development (ED), community capacity building, innovation management, local and regional governance, urban sustainability and real estate development, building on the close links between UTM, IMI and urban leadership in the GTA to create opportunities for students to learn how to support innovative economic growth in city-regions that can be applied across the world.  MUI will provide the rigorous analytical and evidence-based research skills that are crucial for practitioners of urban ED and innovation strategy. Intended for undergraduates with a background in Human Geography, Economics, Political Science, Urban Studies, Architecture, Engineering, and Communication & Culture, this program fills a gap in the academic preparation for careers in fields of urban and regional ED and governance. Following the successful completion of the program, graduates will be prepared for careers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Health Research, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: May 7, 2018

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Bachelor of Information, BI

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: March 16, 2018

The Bachelor of Information (BI) is a two year, professional, second-entry undergraduate degree program to be offered by the Faculty of Information. It will consist of 11.0 full equivalent courses (FCE) and students will apply during year 2 of their undergraduate degree. The BI will consider the interactions between social worlds and information technologies, providing students with the conceptual tools and practical techniques necessary to understand and effect change in a data-intensive society.  The program integrates design thinking, critical scholarship, and experiential learning to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and critique complex technical, political, and cultural responses to new and enduring information practices.  The academic content of the BI is clustered around three interdependent content areas (9.0 FCEs): The first examines theories of information, power and culture; the second addresses how information practice is organized at many social and political scales; and the third concerns techniques of digital practice.  The common curriculum also includes two integrative courses: Work Integrated Learning Practicum and Capstone Project which will allows students to fully consolidate their learning.

Master of Accounting and Finance, MAccFin

Graduate University of Toronto
Decision Date: August 25, 2017

The professional Master of Accounting and Finance (MAcc.Fin.) degree program responds to a growing need in industry for those with dual professional designations in both Accounting and Finance and provides students with the opportunity to pursue the dual designations of the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).  In addition, the research-informed curriculum has been designed to teach the ways in which Accounting and Finance are integrated and how the models and theories drawn from one discipline inform the other.   The degree program will be offered over 16 months (4 sessions) using a cohort-based model and is for pre-experience students. Students will complete a structured sequence of the equivalent of 8.5 FCE including 0.5 FCE in a co-op internship.  It is offered on a full-time basis only. Graduates will be competitive in all industries allowing them to become leaders in consultancy, project management, portfolio management and accounting and specific careers are as account managers, wealth managers, analysts and consultants, ultimately advancing their careers into the highest level of leadership positions such as Treasurers, Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) or Presidents.