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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Doctorate in Applied Behaviour Analysis, AbaD

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: November 29, 2023

Brock’s Doctorate in Applied Behaviour Analysis (AbaD) is a professional doctorate with a complementary trajectory to our current Master of Applied Disability Studies degree, which has a specialization in ABA. Currently, there are no ABA doctoral programs in Ontario and only one other in Canada. Education in ABA leads to professional certification for most in the field. The program will provide a unique ABAI accredited program in which our graduates are successful in becoming Board Certified Behavior Analysts at the doctoral level (i.e., BCBA-DTM).Faculty will conduct cutting-edge interdisciplinary clinical research and train our students as scientist-practitioners. Outcomes here will include: community/partnership grants obtained; collaborations with hospitals, community agencies, and other researchers in different disciplines; faculty and student presentations and publications, and graduates continuing to engage in scholarly activities (e.g., clinical research, teaching, knowledge transfer) as practitioners. The program will provide a variety of experiential learning opportunities to our students and augment existing behaviour analytic services to the community through a Brock University ADS clinic offering specialized clinical services and practica with community behaviour analysts. The AbaD program will offer professionals in the field the advanced degree that they will need for growth and progression in the profession.

Applied Behaviour Analysis, PhD

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: December 16, 2022

Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) is a branch of the science of behaviour that involves a systematic approach to analyzing behaviour and solving practical problems to improve the human condition. ABA-based interventions have been empirically shown to be effective in treating a wide variety of problems related to child behaviour, youth anti-social behaviour, parenting, substance abuse, mental health issues, dementia, occupational health and safety, organizational management, sport, among many other areas. Brock’s new PhD in (ABA) will help address an important gap in clinical training and education in ABA in the province. Currently, there are no ABA doctoral programs in Ontario and only one other in Canada. Education in ABA leads to professional certification and accreditation for most people in the field. Adequately trained faculty with doctoral degrees in ABA are required to teach the courses that are needed for Association for Behaviour Analysis International (ABAI) accreditation. The program is consistent with our mandate of “bettering the lives of people with disabilities through quality education.” Behavioural interventions for persons with disabilities will figure prominently in coursework, practica, research projects, and PhD theses.

PhD, Intelligent Systems and Data Science

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: May 19, 2021

Brock University’s Department of Computer Science and Department of Mathematics and Statistics offer a new thesis-based degree entitled Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems and Data Science (ISDS). The jointly designed program targets the need for highly qualified scientists to tackle challenges in artificial intelligence & machine learning, integrated smart systems, modern software systems, statistical/mathematical modelling & analytics, and big data infrastructure. Graduates will proceed to research careers in academia, industry, government, and the  community. The Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems and Data Science will prepare students for leading careers in academia and industry. A unique and differentiating feature of the program is that graduates of the program will have the opportunity to obtain a deep understanding of a broad selection of topics in Artificial Intelligence, Smart Systems, Data Science, and Mathematical Methods of Complex Systems. They will focus their doctoral research on an area requiring the development of new scientific methods to solve complex, challenging problems. Each student will be a recognized member of the scientific community who is familiar with common research practices, such as the publication and review process, the grant application procedures, scientific event organization, and work in collaborative research environments.

Sustainability Science, PhD

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: February 21, 2020

The PhD in Sustainability Science at Brock University aims to cultivate a sustainable and equitable future by offering a state-of-the-art education in an established transdisciplinary research centre that integrates rigorous science with an understanding of the unique linkages between humans and the environment. We seek to develop world class sustainability scientists who take a transdisciplinary approach to identifying critical social-environmental challenges and undertaking leading edge research. In the spirit of sustainability science, graduates will work toward formulating and implementing innovative solutions that support decision making, policy development, and best practices both locally and globally.

Master of Applied Gerontology, MAG

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: December 19, 2018

The Master of Applied Gerontology (MAG) program provides students with the clinical and professional skills and knowledge for pursuing a wide scope of career possibilities in gerontology. This twelve-month, course based, interdisciplinary graduate program is grounded in a holistic approach to aging, health and well-being and has been designed to allow flexibility to personalize a curriculum of theory and application best suited to each student’s unique needs related to their career goals. Specifically, the MAG program is organized around key pillars of gerontological best practice knowledge and skills related to social, psychological, cultural, biological and cognitive aspects of aging, with a focus on both physical and mental health. Students from a variety of academic backgrounds including health sciences, public health, kinesiology, psychology, recreation, nursing, allied health professions and other related fields are provided with an array of required and elective courses as well as a full-credit field practicum to prepare them for work in programming, administrative and leadership roles in a variety of gerontology-related settings.

Graduate Diploma in Accountancy, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: March 14, 2016

The Graduate Diploma in Accountancy program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to complete the Elective modules component of the Chartered Professional Accountant Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). After receiving the Graduate Diploma in Accountancy, students will need only to complete the CPA Capstone 1 and 2 to become eligible for the Common Final Examination (CFE) of the CPA PEP.

The Graduate Diploma in Accountancy program consists of the first term of the existing Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program at Brock University. Specifically, the Graduate Diploma in Accountancy program comprises five courses: four courses are required MAcc courses, and one course is an elective Master of Business Administration course, which is chosen based on student’s interests and career aspirations. Students achieving an overall 75% average in their Graduate Diploma in Accountancy program will be offered the opportunity to transfer directly to the MAcc program at Brock University without fulfilling any further MAcc admission requirements.

Master of Public Health, MPH

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: December 18, 2015

The Master of Public Health (MPH) will train future public health specialists at the graduate level. The MPH program is tailored to meet the needs of public health professionals, health practitioners and recent post-graduate students with the goal of enhancing their theoretical and applied knowledge through courses and a practicum. The MPH courses complement the core competencies outlined by the Public Health Agency of Canada and include six required courses, four electives, and a practicum. The MPH degree will be delivered to full time students over 12 months and part time students over a maximum of four years leading to a professional degree in public health. Students will also have the option to achieve qualifications as a Certified Public Health Specialist. The MPH builds on the strengths of the Department of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University.

Delivered in an exclusively online format, a combination of synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning techniques will be used to guide instruction and evaluate learning. The curriculum is built on the cornerstone of identifying the interdisciplinary elements required to design, implement and effectively manage public health systems. Research methods and biostatistical training essential to public health will provide a foundation in the conduct of research that will enhance evidence based decision making. A unique aspect of our MPH program will be the emphasis on infectious disease and control with courses including Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Infection Control and Epidemiology. Further, a Social Marketing and Health Communication course will facilitate graduates in navigating the complexities of public health administration in today’s technologically driven society. These courses will address the growing need to anticipate, manage and mitigate public health crises.
Graduates of the MPH will be prepared to compete for positions in a variety of public health organizations as well as positioned to take on leadership roles in the health sector

Master of Professional Kinesiology, MPK

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: October 29, 2015

The Master of Professional Kinesiology (MPK) will train students as professional kinesiologisists with an advanced understanding of the latest evidenced-based research to improve function, health and wellness in all populations. The MPK program builds on the strengths of the Department of Kinesiology and the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University, and is a full time, one-year (3 terms) program encompassing innovative lecture and lab-based coursework, professional development courses, and a unique opportunity for internship placements with diverse populations across the lifespan. The MPK courses complement the core competencies outlined by the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario and include: three required courses (1 in professional development and 2 advanced assessment courses), three required clinical internship courses, and four electives. The required course work provides students with advanced knowledge of human movement and foster professionalism, communication and problem solving skills. The internship placements require students to work directly with unique populations such as healthy individuals, athletes, and various patient populations. Furthermore, the applied character of many of these courses is another distinguishing factor that provide students with an understanding of the rehabilitation and management processes involved in maintaining or enhancing movement and performance across a wide spectrum of target populations. Graduates of the MPK program will be prepared for an evidence-based, clinically oriented career in a variety of healthcare organizations as well as positioned to take on leadership roles in the health sector.

Child and Youth Studies, PhD

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: September 25, 2015

The Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University is offering a new PhD program in Child and Youth Studies. Our proposed program fits closely with the university’s Strategic Mandate of research in transdisciplinarity and competes globally as one of the primary destinations for study in the growing field of Child and Youth Studies. The focus of our Doctoral program is to provide advanced multi- and transdisciplinary training and research related to the study of children and youth in local, regional, and global contexts.

The program consists of either a traditional four-year PhD program that requires a MA/MSc degree in a related field or else an accelerated program whereby a student enters our MA program, completes a year of study, and then directly enters the Doctoral program without completing their MA thesis. This latter path is intended for either for individuals who lack an appropriate MA degree to apply directly for the PhD program and/or for exceptional applied students who are not likely to need the length of time that is usually required to develop a traditional academic publication portfolio. The course structure of the program includes advanced quantitative or qualitative methods courses, advanced topics courses from several disciplines, a transdisciplinary proseminar, and a flexible comprehensive structure that includes two of: traditional testing; teaching; research project; community/work placement.

Our flexible program content is designed to reflect our department’s multidisciplinary roots while meeting the needs of students from different disciplines and career trajectories. The program is specifically aimed at successfully developing the marketability of our graduates in both academic and non-academic job markets including: education, clinical counselling, NGO consultation, and legal advocacy.

Business Administration, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate Brock University
Decision Date: June 8, 2015

The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration is designed to provide individuals with breadth of knowledge across many key functional areas of business. This program is comprised of the first five required credits in the existing Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Brock University and, therefore, includes at least one course from all main areas of business, such as accounting, finance, and marketing.

The academic emphasis of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration is on assisting students to develop and integrate the broad-based, functional knowledge needed for career advancement. As a result, this program will be of particular interest to graduates from non-business disciplines and working professionals who are seeking the required business skills to aid them in a managerial position, the commercialization of innovation, or the expansion of an entrepreneurial endeavor.

The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students will normally complete the diploma over two terms or one academic year. Students achieving an overall 75% average in their Graduate Diploma in Business Administration program will be offered the opportunity to transfer directly to the MBA program at Brock University without fulfilling any further MBA admission requirements.