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 Conservation Leadership, MCL

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: August 23, 2019

The Master of Conservation Leadership (MCL) program seeks to transform today’s conservation professional into tomorrow’s conservation leader. Aimed at early- to mid-career working professionals, the program is comprised of three week-long residency components, online interactive learning modules, an Individual Development Plan (IDP), and a final learning portfolio that addresses a contemporary need in the sector. The program is designed to be completed in 24 months of full-time study. With an emphasis on innovative conservation practice, including Indigenous-led conservation governance and conservation on private and working lands, the MCL will cultivate competencies in leadership such as strategic planning, conflict resolution, team building, evidence-based decision-making, partnership development, and communication designed expressly for the working conservation professional.

Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence, MCTI

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: April 26, 2019

The Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence (MCTI) is a professionally-oriented, 12-month master’s program focused on training individuals to become technically skilled and ethically-minded cybersecurity professionals. Students develop mastery in security analysis and design, security architecture, malware analysis, intrusion detection, threat intelligence, digital forensics, and penetration testing. Hands-on experiential learning in the cybersecurity teaching lab, the Security Operations Centre, will enable students to work with real and simulated security attacks independently and collaboratively. The program culminates in an independent project wherein students partner with an industry or academic partner to produce an evidence-based solution to an emerging challenge to cybersecurity. Graduates will be primed to help organizations create security frameworks, protect sensitive data from threats, and analyse violations to help prevent future breaches.

Social Practice and Transformational Change, PhD

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: January 25, 2019

The PhD in Social Practice and Transformational Change is designed to enable interdisciplinary research at the doctoral level across five disciplinary-focused departments in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS). Its focus on Social Practice will enable research that straddles theory and practice, and advances scholarly knowledge and the interests of community partners, the latter of which has become a nationally and internationally recognized brand of the University of Guelph. Notable areas of strength among the core faculty include community engaged scholarship, disability studies, feminist and gender studies, Indigenous studies, global studies, and teaching and learning.

Critical Studies in Improvisation, MA and PhD

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: June 22, 2018

The MA and PhD programs in Critical Studies in Improvisation are an initiative of the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) within the School of English and Theatre Studies (SETS) at the University of Guelph. Having effectively established the field of Critical Studies in Improvisation in Canada, IICSI is poised to create the first-ever graduate programming in the field. The interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes practice-based learning and research, wherein students learn about and from improvised practices through direct participation (e.g., music, movement, visual arts, theatre, etc.). With foundations in critical inquiry, multidisciplinary improvisatory practices, performative agency, and community engagement, the program will enable students to develop broadly applicable skills in research and project development, management and implementation, leadership, and collaboration across multi-site experiential learning opportunities.

Accounting, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: March 14, 2016

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting is a four-month program that gives students advanced standing in the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). By combining the conceptual and quantitative elements of accounting while promoting the integration of theory and practice, the diploma provides graduates with a systemic understanding of knowledge of financial accounting and managerial accounting. Upon successful completion of these modules, you will be eligible to write the CFE. Beyond this, students develop the technical, analytical, evaluative, leadership, and communication skills needed for a successful career in accounting and related management areas.

Master of Biotechnology, MBiot

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: January 20, 2016

The Master of Biotechnology (MBiot) is a one-year, interdisciplinary master’s program through which students both deepen their scientific training and develop business skills that prepare them for a fulfilling career in the diverse, entrepreneurial, and fast-changing field of biotechnology. Students are trained as highly competent, independent, and creative researchers/managers who are familiar with and able to integrate both the science and business environments. Furthermore, the program encourages the development of entrepreneurial activities in this area, which is crucial for the formation of new private sector companies. Courses promote effective communication of knowledge of the scientific discipline, as well as place it in a business context, and the program culminates in an independent research project wherein students interact with faculty, the wider research community, and private sector companies.

Management, MA

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: June 19, 2015

The MA in Management provides an enriching, professionally-relevant, and flexible academic experience by including students as part of a collaborative research culture that emphasises evidence based management. Students will be equipped with the necessary skills to support managerial decision making with evidence-based reasoning. The program will: provide students with an opportunity to continue in higher education as well as work on substantive research projects; enhance the research training essential for advanced study and for supporting managerial decision making; prepare students for careers in management that require evidence based decision making; foster collaboration between academia and industry and within academia, across the spectrum of potential studies in management analysis. The program has two declared fields, Management Research and Accounting.

Accounting, GDip (Type 1)

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: June 8, 2015

The Graduate Diploma (Type 1) in Accounting is awarded to students who were registered in the Accounting field of the MA Management program  and who decided not to complete the required major research paper.  The Program provides an enriching, professionally-relevant, and flexible academic experience by including students as part of a collaborative culture that emphasises evidence based management.  Students will be equipped with the necessary skills to support managerial decision making with evidence-based reasoning. The program will: provide students with an opportunity to continue in higher education as well as work on substantive research projects; enhance the research training essential for advanced study and for supporting managerial decision making; prepare students for careers in management that require evidence based decision making; foster collaboration between academia and industry and within academia, across the spectrum of potential studies in management analysis.

Management, GDip (Type 1)

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: June 8, 2015

The Graduate Diploma (Type 1) in Management is awarded to students who were registered in the Management Research field of the MA Management program  and who decided not to complete the required major research paper.  The Program provides an enriching, professionally-relevant, and flexible academic experience by including students as part of a collaborative culture that emphasises evidence based management.  Students will be equipped with the necessary skills to support managerial decision making with evidence-based reasoning. The program will: provide students with an opportunity to continue in higher education as well as work on substantive research projects; enhance the research training essential for advanced study and for supporting managerial decision making; prepare students for careers in management that require evidence based decision making; foster collaboration between academia and industry and within academia, across the spectrum of potential studies in management analysis.

Bioinformatics, PhD

Graduate University of Guelph
Decision Date: May 14, 2014

The PhD program in Bioinformatics will be the only one of its kind offered in Ontario. This interdisciplinary program involves graduate faculty members from four different colleges (College of Biological Science, College of Physical and Engineering Sciences, the Ontario Agricultural College and the Ontario Veterinary College) to provide graduates with advanced education, knowledge, and technical expertise in the broad area of bioinformatics, and more specifically in the emerging fields of statistics, computational biology and genomics and its allied fields: transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics together with strong established disciplines of computational statistics, genetics and computer science. This program will thus help address the acute shortage of highly qualified researchers who have been trained to develop computational and statistical tools for the analysis of the increasingly diverse types of emerging omics data.