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 Cybersecurity Leadership and Cyberpreneurship, MCLC

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: April 26, 2024

The Master of Cybersecurity Leadership and Cyberpreneurship (MCLC) is a primarily online
professional master’s program that will train working professionals to become ethically minded
leaders in cybersecurity and future chief information security officers in organizations ranging
from start-ups to established multinational companies. By drawing on strengths of the
University of Guelph’s School of Computer Science and the Gordon S. Lang School of
Business and Economics the program will deliver a dual focus on cybersecurity fundamentals
and organizational leadership, as well as its unique feature of cybersecurity entrepreneurship
(i.e., “cyberpreneurship”). MCLC students will also benefit from rich experiential learning
opportunities throughout the program’s curriculum as they work to develop solutions to a realworld
security and privacy issues. This program integrates ethical considerations of
cybersecurity in various domains to deliver graduates with unique skills and dispositions that
will fill the pressing societal need for cybersecurity leaders.

Master of Professional Accounting, MPAcc

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: April 26, 2024

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) is a professional course-based master’s
program designed for those pursuing the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
designation. The program will be delivered through face-to-face instruction, and students will
have the option of completing the program over two semesters of full-time study or one
semester of full-time study followed by two semesters of part-time study, which will enable
concurrent employment for those who seek it. By combining the conceptual and quantitative
elements of accounting while promoting the integration of theory and practice, the MPAcc
provides students with an advanced systemic understanding of financial accounting and
managerial accounting, fulfilling the requirements of professional accounting standards defined
by the CPA Canada Competency Map for the first four modules of the Professional Education
Program (PEP). Students will develop the technical, analytical, evaluative, leadership, and
communication skills needed for a successful career in accounting and related management
areas, and graduates will be on-track toward gainful employment in Canada, post-graduation.

Master of Arts in Mental Health, MA

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: January 26, 2024

The Master of Arts (MA) in Mental Health is a course-based study of mental health and psychotherapeutic ideas that is delivered entirely online through remote synchronous learning. The program has been designed for those who want to upgrade or enhance mental health knowledge to inform a career in an allied profession. The course of study offers theory, knowledge, and research related to social-cultural attunement, sexuality, trauma, mental health, and social policy. It is theoretically grounded in psychotherapeutic ideas and influenced by systemic relational perspectives. Students complete required social policy and capstone courses through which they may create and update workplace policies or develop programming related to improving mental health in a variety of contexts.

Master of Psychotherapy, MP

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: January 26, 2024

The Master of Psychotherapy (MP) is a two-year immersive clinical training program that integrates theory into clinical practice. Students in the MP program simultaneously develop theoretical and clinical knowledge. The curriculum is grounded in psychotherapeutic practices and influenced by systemic relational perspectives, with a major emphasis on the clinical training of advanced interview skills and select foundational post-modern therapy models (including but not limited to Dialogic- Collaborative Language Systems Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy). Over the course of six semesters, students undertake clinical skills training by completing three clinical practica, including two semesters of supervised internships at the on-site Maplewoods Centre for Family Therapy and Child Psychology (an interdisciplinary mental health clinic open to the public and university community members), and a one-year supervised clinical externship in a community-based setting. The MP program will be a recognized education, training and clinical experience program with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

Master of Relational and Family Therapy, MRFT

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: January 26, 2024

The Master of Relational and Family Therapy (MRFT) is a systemic and relationally focused two-year program that provides an immersive course of study of integrated clinical practice in relational systemic family therapy. Students in the MRFT program simultaneously develop theoretical and clinical knowledge. The curriculum covers theory and research related to social-cultural attunement, sexuality, trauma, and mental health, and places major emphasis on clinical training using selected postmodern and foundational therapy models (including, but not limited to, Dialogic-Collaborative Language Systems Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Integrative Practice). Students complete six semesters of practicum/clinical skills training and supervision at the on-site Maplewoods Centre for Family Therapy and Child Psychology (an interdisciplinary mental health clinic open to the public and university community members). The MRFT program will be a recognized education, training and clinical experience program with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and is provisionally accredited by the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT).

Master of Plant Agriculture, MPAg

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: October 27, 2023

The Master of Plant Agriculture (MPAg) is a course-based master’s program that offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of three fields: Breeding and Genetics; Biochemistry and Physiology; or Crop Production Systems. Through a combination of coursework and experiential learning opportunities, students gain a deeper understanding of basic and applied science and come to understand how it shapes modern plant agriculture. Students are exposed to cutting edge advances that impact plant agriculture within Canada and around the globe through interaction with leading university researchers and professionals in the sector. Capstone experiences include visits to farm and research stations wherein students are expected to develop innovative solutions to problems facing plant agriculture using science driven solutions, as well as an internship in their final semester of study.

Master of Wildlife Biology, MWB

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: March 24, 2023

The one-year, course-based Master of Wildlife Biology (MWB) program is uniquely designed to help graduates acquire the academic, technical and experiential training needed to solve problems of relevance for society, wildlife and ecosystems in the government, not-for-profits, environmental consulting, education and industry sectors. Within Wildlife Biology, students may choose to customize their program of study by specializing in one of three fields: Wildlife Rehabilitation; Biomonitoring; or Wildlife Conservation. The program is organized around three domains of learning: 1) Professional Skills and Qualifications, 2) Integrative Competencies in Wildlife Biology, and 3) Integrative Experiences and Applications of Knowledge. In addition to required and elective courses, students will complete 80-hours of workshops, seminars or skills training specific to their academic and professional goals. Finally, students will complete either an experiential placement with a company, institution or wildlife centre that aligns with their career pursuits, or a Major Research Project under the supervision of faculty. All students will complete an Independent Pathways Plan at the beginning of the program to help guide their course selection and eventual placement.

Master of Project Management, MPM

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: April 22, 2022

The Master of Project Management (MPM) provides learners from a variety of academic disciplines and professions with graduate-level training in the transferable field of project management. The three-semester program delivers enriching, professionally relevant, and flexible academic experiences through a combination of intensive seven-week online courses and weekly face-to-face courses. Students are trained to function effectively in diverse industry careers that utilize project work (e.g., information technology, engineering, life sciences, health care, arts, media, transportation, and supply chains) through coursework that combines the academic rigor of evidence-based management with real world applications that supports project related managerial decision making. The MPM curriculum is aligned with the learning outcomes established by the Project Management Institute and thus supports graduates seeking PMP certification. The program includes coursework in supply chain management, project governance and business analytics, and culminates in a case study-based capstone course.

Project Management, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: April 22, 2022

The Graduate Diploma in Project Management provides learners from a variety of academic disciplines and professions with graduate-level training in the transferable field of project management. The one-semester program delivers enriching, professionally relevant, and flexible academic experiences through a combination of intensive seven-week online courses and weekly face-to-face courses. Students are trained to function effectively in diverse industry careers that utilize project work (e.g., information technology, engineering, life sciences, health care, arts, media, transportation, and supply chains) through coursework that combines the academic rigor of evidence-based management with real world applications that supports project related managerial decision making.

Computer Science, PhD

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: August 20, 2021

The PhD in Computer Science program prepares candidates for careers in computer science teaching, research, or consulting. The program is designed to provide a deep knowledge of computer science and training in advanced research. Doctoral research carries the expectation of making an original contribution to the body of existing knowledge or technology. It is also expected that the responsibility of problem definition and solution is that of the student. Therefore, graduates are expected to have acquired autonomy in defining and analyzing problems, conducting research, and preparing scholarly publications. These objectives are achieved through a combination of course work, independent research, public seminars, a qualifying examination, and the production and defense of a research dissertation.