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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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.

Translational Medicine, MSc, PhD

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: May 10, 2018

Translational Medicine is driven by our patients and their diseases. Guided by this primary focus, translational research spans across the spectrum from molecular and cell biology to preclinical models to patient studies and back again. Within the context of the proposed Translational Institute of Medicine (TIME), a confederation of existing research groups within the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Department of Medicine proposes two new and unique programs: Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Translational Medicine. These programs aim to train the next generation of researchers to be effective translators of biomedical discovery. The graduates of the programs will operate at the intersection of clinical and related sciences and will have the expertise to generate and lead discovery through an integrated process, increasing the efficiency of translating science knowledge into health improvement

Global Development Studies, PhD

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: April 20, 2018

The Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University extends its innovative approach to research and teaching with its newly approved doctoral programme. This four-year PhD offers focused training and supervision to build core skills and proficiencies for development research. First, our students attain strong specialisation in the central rubrics that have shaped development studies as a field, including political economy and cultural analysis. Second, the programme grounds students in the key analytical frameworks and methodologies for conducting research on development issues. They develop core skills in designing and conducting fieldwork in cross-cultural settings and reflect on the public purposes and ethics of development research. Third, the programme cultivates strong project design and management skills for applications within and beyond academia and development practice. The degree is ideal for graduate students seeking to advance globally-orientated research in the field of development studies, particularly in the areas of political economy, cultural politics, sustainability and indigenous studies. It provides essential skills for building careers in academia and the development field, alongside positions in public sector research and policy-making, journalism, education, teaching and education, the law and the private sector.

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Management and Innovation, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: April 9, 2018

The Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Management and Innovation is targeted to enhance the competitiveness and employability of graduate students interested in pursuing careers in pharmaceutical and related health industries. Graduates of this program will possess the requisite knowledge, skills, and experience to make them ideal candidates to enter progressive career positions. The diploma will offer a combination of course work and practical experience to recent graduates in the health and science sectors (e.g. MD, MSc, PhD, PharmD) from across Canada and internationally.

The program was developed to specifically enhance relevant industry or institutional experience, practical knowledge of the process of commercializing medical innovation, and business acumen that would strengthen the competitiveness of new applicants for early-stage industrial/academic career opportunities. In the course work component, students will participate in seminars led by pharmaceutical and related health industry experts, engage in case studies of real-world problems and challenges, and prepare oral and written submissions that demonstrate effective teamwork and problem-solving skills. The internship with industry will provide an opportunity for the student to be immersed on a full-time basis with an employer in the private or government sectors, to acquire valuable hands-on experience and apply the knowledge and skills acquired during coursework.

Graduates of this diploma will have the knowledge and skills required to pursue advanced career prospects in the broader health sector, including but not limited to, opportunities with: Federal health departments and agencies (e.g. Health Canada, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health); Provincial health ministries; Corporations (e.g. private insurance/pharmacy benefit management companies, pharmaceutical/medical device companies, contract research organizations or health service corporations that provide biopharmaceutical and commercial outsourcing services); Entrepreneurial ventures (e.g. start-up companies).

Health Quality, PhD

Graduate Queen's University
Decision Date: January 19, 2018

The PhD in Health Quality (PhDHQ) will prepare experts who will improve the delivery of healthcare through teaching, developing new methodologies and theoretical frameworks, as well as testing innovation in the field of health quality. The PhDHQ program offers a collaborative approach to comprehend and address the complexities within the healthcare system. Graduates of the program will be prepared to take senior leadership roles in health quality portfolios in practice and policy settings across Canada and will also be educated to assume tenure track positions in university programs. While the degree is research intensive, it will also be grounded in pragmatism and will help prepare independent researchers for quality improvement research and developing leadership capabilities in health settings.

The PhDHQ program is a four (4) year, interdisciplinary program using a combination of synchronous and asynchronous study using interactive online videoconferencing. The PhDHQ program consists of five (5) courses in year one, including an internship over the summer months. The internship will be tailored to the learners’ interests and to broadening their perspectives on health quality. In the fall term of year two, students will complete their written comprehensive exam. The comprehensive exam will be a take home two (2) week written submission. In the winter and summer terms of year two students will focus on their PhD thesis, and complete HQRS 905 Current Topics in Health Quality.