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 Digital Product Management, MDPM

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: March 25, 2022

The Master of Digital Product Management (MDPM) is a one-year professional program that provides students with the business, design and technical skills to lead digital product management and ensure organizational investments in technology reach their potential. This cross-disciplinary degree is built for digital changemakers as it leverages expertise of the Smith School of Business in partnership with the Queen’s School of Computing to deliver a uniquely comprehensive educational experience. Developed in consultation with digital transformation leaders in academia, business, government, and the technology sector, the MDPM aims to develop cross-functional leaders who can effectively manage the life cycle of digitalization initiatives. The curriculum combines a Knowledge Stream that includes courses in digital strategy and innovation, gamification and usability, ethics and more, with an Application Stream including design and systems thinking, cybersecurity, product analytics, systems architecture, optimizing the user experience and more. An in-depth practicum will enable student teams to digitalize a business process for a real business using low-code, no code tools.

Master of Financial Innovation and Technology, MFIT

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: August 21, 2020

The Master of Financial Innovation and Technology (MFIT) is a one-year professional program that provides students with a solid understanding of finance, data science, and new and innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. The MFIT program trains students to become innovators and leaders in the financial sector.  The program will cover how finance and financial institutions have changed and are changing, how the financial value chain is being disrupted by nimble technology-based innovators, the changing skills required to be successful, and what the future may bring in the ever-changing world of finance and technology.  Students will be exposed to linkages between new phenomena and classical finance theory that will highlight the divergence between predictions and reality.  The program will study both the good and bad, regulatory aspects, and whether or not these innovations are exploiting or supporting “social welfare”.  The program will include access to finance specific data provided by industry which will allow students to work on current and relevant issues using the state-of-the-art data science techniques.  Graduates will possess the unique combination of skills consisting of a deep understanding of financial models, data science, and new technologies that will allow them to create and lead innovation in the financial sector.


Immigration and Citizenship Law, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: February 10, 2020

Accredited with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory College, the Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law will be the only English pathway for training as a federally regulated immigration consultant in Canada. The Graduate Diploma is designed to equip non-lawyers with the knowledge, and practical skills required to launch a successful immigration consulting practice. The program will also be of interest to practicing lawyers who lack specific training in immigration and refugee law, licensed paralegals, student advisors at universities and colleges seeking to upgrade their knowledge, human resources professionals in the private sector, immigration settlement counsellors; as well as people seeking careers in public service with government or international agencies.

Offered entirely online, with optional in-class components, the Graduate Diploma consists of nine courses covering the full range of substantive practice areas, as well as ethics and professionalism, and immigration practice management. Key features of the Graduate Diploma include dedicated research and writing “boot camps”, real-time opportunities to practice both oral and written advocacy, and weekly tutorials with Canada’s leading practitioners. This unique online program has been developed by a team of Canada’s foremost legal academics, immigration and refugee lawyers and consultants, from private practice as well as government. A national advisory committee consisting of consultants, lawyers and community representatives from a diverse range of backgrounds, has guided program planning and development. The Graduate Diploma offers students maximum flexibility, with options to enrol on a full-time basis and complete the program in eight months – or to enrol on a part-time basis, and complete over a two-year period.

Master of Health Professions Education, MHPE

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: November 22, 2019

The Master of Health Professions Education program will provide health professionals a focused program addressing the diverse teaching needs within the clinical or health related setting. Specifically, the program targets individuals employed in the health professions sector filling a gap between clinical knowledge and teaching skills, and/or residents/allied health students seeking a position at an academic setting.

The MHPE program is cohort-based with 8 blended courses which allows health-care professionals the flexibility to continue working to meet their professional obligations. The first and fifth courses will be offered in person during a one-week summer intensive, 5 courses will be offered completely online, and the final course, a Capstone Experience, will be designed to meet individual needs

This interdisciplinary degree is jointly developed and designed by clinical faculty members and pedagogical experts which ensures a diversity of experiences and expertise.  This graduate degree program fulfills a niche that is not currently met in Canada as there are no other programs available to the health education community (e.g., doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, dentists, veterinarians, etc.) that are both course-based and competency-based.

Environmental Studies, BAH (Bachelor of Arts, Honours)

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: May 24, 2019

The School of Environmental Studies fosters interdisciplinary teaching and research on the environment by promoting collaboration among faculty in the natural and social sciences and humanities departments and in other Faculties and Schools at Queen’s. The BA program in Environmental Studies will prepare students to engage in complex environmental issues from a variety of perspectives. Through a range of courses students will learn to evaluate the impact of humans on the environment and gain experience integrating concepts and methods from multiple perspectives and disciplines to attain a more complete understanding of environmental problems. Upper-year courses, including honours projects and seminars, are aimed specifically at having students apply sustainability principles to propose, test, and assess possible solutions to environmental issues, including those in relation to policy and decision making.


Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies, MA and PhD

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: April 26, 2019

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University,  in partnership with The Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, announces the launch of new MA and PhD programs in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies. Housed in the state-of-the-art Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, the new Master’s and PhD in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies are unique because of their linkage of adjacent disciplines: film and media studies and, more generally, the study of screen cultures, film and media production, and curatorial studies and practice. The program’s three strongly interconnected areas of focus – studies, production, and curation – are designed to stimulate creative dialogue in ways that ensure their mutual and respective influence, and in ways that open exciting points of access to multiple disciplinary formations.  Visiting scholars, filmmakers, artists, and curators in the core professional development course provide opportunities for practice-based learning, integrating new knowledge gained from other graduate level course work, and implementing some of their newly acquired skills in and beyond the gallery, festival, and museum.

Core faculty bridge the fields of film and media studies, production and curatorial studies, with expertise in: digital media; experimental media; documentary; Indigenous film and media; Hollywood; social media; activism; world cinemas; gender and media; animation; artists’ media; performance studies; interactive media; popular cultures; television; critical theory; environmental media; festivals and archiving; and installation. Graduates from the program acquire comprehensive training, practical research skills and production experience while gaining an understanding of the entire lifecycle of moving image works from conception to circulation. The program is unique as it is offered in partnership with the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (AEAC), a university and public art museum with physical display space paralleled by an active commitment to digital humanities and online curatorial practices.

Water and Human Health, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: March 11, 2019

The Water and Human Health Graduate Diploma is designed to give recent graduates and professionals an enhanced understanding of the role of water in driving health outcomes and ultimately the sustainability of populations and communities. This diploma will investigate water in its natural state, with an emphasis on the chemical and biological contaminants which affect human health.  The movement of water throughout watersheds will be explored to give students an understanding of hydrological processes, while water regulations and policy will be discussed within the context of driving governance issues in many jurisdictions around the world.

The Water and Human Health Graduate Diploma consists of 4 online courses, which are offered at a full-time (4-courses over one term) basis. This exciting course environment includes immersive virtual field-trips, stakeholder discussions and online forums. Diploma graduates may ladder their 4-course credits into a research or course-based Master’s degree in a number of disciplines at Queen’s University. This diploma is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of domains, including: public health, engineering, environment, development, planning, and public policy.

Global Master of Management Analytics, GMMA

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: February 15, 2019

The Global Master of Management Analytics program will meet the rapidly growing need for analysts who understand the technical and mathematical challenges of analytics as well as the management contexts in which they arise. This program will give students who possess strong quantitative abilities the skills that they need to develop, direct and deliver projects in analytics that add value to businesses or other organizations. This is a 12-month program delivered in a blended online and in-person format with residential sessions at international sites.

The program is particularly well-suited for working professionals, those with or seeking international business experience, and will provide thorough coverage of the mathematical and statistical theories and methods that underlie modern analytics, while maintaining a practitioner focus. Graduates will be able to develop and use advanced database and search techniques to extract useful data from very large data sources and apply modern methods of data summarization and visualization to enhance understanding of organizational environments, including the economy, internal organizational performance, competitive positioning, and the structure and behaviours of markets or client groups. The curriculum includes an enriched view of global issues. Students will study international complexities such as cultural differences in the use and implementation of analytics, variations in data protection, privacy and governance environments, comparative adoption rates of evidence-based decision making, case studies featuring multinational organizations and international business projects.

Legal Services Management, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: August 24, 2018

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Services Management is the only program offered by any law school in Canada that provides lawyers and law students with the business skills they will need to thrive in today’s rapidly changing legal marketplace. Legal practice is, after all, a business, and no lawyer, no matter how brilliant or passionate, can effectively provide legal services over the long term without a viable business model and efficient management systems. This unique online program takes lawyers from theory to practice with five courses that cover financial literacy, business fundamentals, technology and the future of legal services, team leadership, and project management.

Offered entirely online, the Graduate Diploma features two core courses plus two of three electives. Created in consultation with premier law firms, teaching and learning experts, and some of Canada’s leading law and business professors, this program prepares lawyers and law students to make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead as the delivery of legal services continues to undergo fundamental change.

Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence, MMAI

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: May 14, 2018

The potential of artificial intelligence is extraordinary. The power to transform operations, customer experiences, and product and service design is exponential. These opportunities cut across every sector.

Harnessing AI’s potential for competitive performance requires a new type of professional. One who not only understands the capacity of the science, but has the expertise to apply it to organizational needs and strategies, and who can navigate the ethical, economic and societal implications.

The Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence will provide:

•             A strong understanding of the technical principles of AI and modern methods for data search and retrieval, and how to practically apply them        to       real world problems;

•             Command of best practices in identifying opportunities for and applying AI;

•             Expertise in the business practices required to effectively use AI and machine learning;

•             Awareness and engagement in the ethical, economic, and societal impacts of computers exhibiting intelligent behavior;

•             Enhancement of skills for communicating complex problems and AI solutions to wide audiences in an organization; and

•             Training in creating and maintaining high performance work teams.