Cool Graduate Degrees And Certificate Programs For Technology Grads


Have you ever thought of going further into your technology career?

Or perhaps you’ve worked for a while and you’re looking for growth or change?

Check out this list of some of the coolest technology post-graduate certificate and graduate degree programs in Canada:

Game Development – Advanced Programming graduate certificate

Sheridan College

Love WarCraft? Halo? Looking at computer graphics and creating your own? Well, you can certainly make a career out of video games! In the 1-year Game Development graduate certificate program, you’ll learn not only programming, but digital art and storytelling. It includes both 2D and 3D game development, and you’ll have the opportunity to use industry standard technologies!

MA in Science and Technology Studies

York University

Perhaps you’re a little more serious…and have a knack for understanding complex data. The MA in Science and Technology Studies program is divided in 4 separate fields: Biosciences and Biotechnologies, Human-Machine Interactions, Public Science and Physical Systems. You’ll never be bored as it offers a myriad of different topics of study. What’s cool about it? This program delves into the space of philosophy, social sciences, politics and the like! This offers a 360-degree view which will make you use both brain hemispheres.

Certificate in Health Informatics

Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education

The 8-course Certificate in Health Informatics is designed for professionals with some health or IT background, and will provide skills in the interdisciplinary field of health informatics within a management context, as well as build skills based on your current area of expertise. Courses include Intro to Healthcare Human Comp Interface, Managing Health Information Services and Health Info Access and Privacy.

Digital Publishing Foundation certificate

George Brown College

Perhaps you’ve always seen yourself as contemporary, 21st century Monet and wanted to design…non tangible art. Not a problem! Take a tour through Adobe. Each course in the Digital Publishing Foundation certificate program is designed to focus on a specific Adobe application such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat on level 1 and 2. Soon you’ll be inundated with friends and family asking you to fix their photos and make them look like cover shot models for Vogue magazine!

Master of Software Systems

University of British Columbia

In 16 months, Master of Software Systems students complete a masters degree consisting of 3 terms of coursework and a 4-month industry internship. At the end of the program, you will have gained a broad understanding of software systems development and implementation; not just from a programmer’s of software engineer’s viewpoint, but from a manager’s perspective as well.

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Elle Kamensky is a recent graduate from Ryerson University who majored in Human Resources Management, and is on a quest to find her dream job and make a difference! She loves books, writing, all things French, lemon tarts, conspiracy theories and collecting photos, and is prone to getting lost in Toronto.