Ministry of Advanced Education

B.C. Post-secondary Institutions - Private and non-B.C. public institutions

The following private and non-B.C. public institutions are authorized under the Degree Authorization Act to offer the degree programs specified below:

Acsenda School of Management - Vancouver

1090 Pender Street W
Vancouver, BC  V6E 2N7
Phone: (604) 430-5111
Fax: (604) 430-5119
Website

Approved Programs:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, generalist
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Accounting 
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in International Business Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing Concentration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resource Management Concentration
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Management
     

Adler School of Professional Psychology

1200 – 1090 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3V7
Phone: (604) 482-5510
Fax: (604) 874-4634
Toll Free: 1 (866) 874-4614
Website

Approved Programs:

  • Master of Arts in Community Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Counselling Psychology
  • Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology
     

Alexander College

300 - 4680 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC V5H 4L9
Phone: (604) 435-5815
Fax: (604) 435-5895

100 - 602 West Hastings
Vancouver, BC V6B 1P2
Phone: (604) 681-5815
Website

Approved Programs:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
     

Art Institute of Vancouver

2665 Renfrew Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 0A7
Tel: (604) 683-9200
Fax: (604) 684-8839
Toll Free: 1 (800) 661-1885
Website

Approved Programs:

  • Bachelor of Applied Design in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Game Programming
  • Bachelor of Applied Design in Web Design
  • Bachelor of Applied Design in Interior Design
     

Athabasca University

Peace Hills Trust Tower
1200, 10011 - 109 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8
Toll Free: 1 (888) 409-2183
Fax: (780) 421-5046
Website

Approved Programs:

  • Master of Counselling: Art Therapy (MC:AT)
 
     

City University of Seattle

310 – 789 W Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1H2
Phone: (604) 689-2489
Fax: (604) 689-0440
Toll Free: 1 (800) 663-7466
Website

Approved Programs:

  • Master of Education - Leadership
  • Master of Counselling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Management
 
     

Columbia College

438 Terminal Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6A 0C1
Phone: (604) 683-8360
Fax: (604) 682-7191
Website

Approved Programs:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
     

Coquitlam College

516 Brookmere Avenue
Coquitlam, BC V3J 1W9
Phone: (604) 939-6633
Fax: (604) 939-0336
Website

Approved Programs:

  • Associate of Arts
     

Corpus Christi College

5935 Iona Drive
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1J7
Tel: (604) 822-6862
Fax: (604) 822-4659
Website

Approved Program:

  • Associate of Arts
     

Fairleigh Dickinson University

842 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2P6
Phone: (604) 682-8112
Fax: (604) 682-8132
Toll Free: 1 (877) 338-8002
Website

Approved Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies
  • Master of Administrative Science
     

Fraser International College

8999 Nelson Way
Burnaby, BC V5A 4B5 
Phone: (778) 782-5011
Fax: (778) 782-5101
Website

Approved Programs:

  • Associate of Arts
     

Gonzaga University

502 East Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0102
Toll Free: 1 (800) 986-9585
Website

Approved Programs:

  • Master of Arts in Leadership and Administration
  • Master of Counselling
 
     

Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences

4755 Cherry Creek Road
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 0A7
Phone: (778) 421-0821
Fax: (778) 421-0823
Website

Approved Programs:

  • Bachelor of Disability Management
 
     

New York Institute of Technology

1700 – 701 W. Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y1C6
Phone: (604) 639-0942
Fax: (778) 371-7928
Website

Approved Programs:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration (Finance)
  • Master of Business Administration (Tourism)
  • Master of Science in Information, Network, and Computer Security
     

Queen’s University

143 Union Street
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-6811
Fax: (613) 533-2313
Toll Free: 1 (888) 393-2622
Website

Approved Programs:

  • Cornell-Queen’s Executive Master of Business Administration
  • National Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Accelerated Master of Business Administration
 
     

Quest University Canada

3200 University Boulevard
Squamish, BC V8B 0N8
Phone: (604) 898-8000
Fax: (604) 815-0829
Toll Free: 1 (888) 783-7808
Website

Approved Programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts and Science
     

Trinity Western University

7600 Glover Road
Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1
Phone: (604) 888-7511
Fax: (604) 513-2064
Toll Free: 1 (888) 468-6898
Website

Trinity Western University has had legislative authority to grant academic degrees in B.C. since 1988.  Only new degree programs established after April 11, 2002 require authority under the Degree Authorization Act.  For a complete list of degree programs offered, please visit the institution’s website.

Approved Programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications
  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting
  • Bachelor of Science, majors in Biotechnology
  • Master of Arts in Leadership (Mandarin)
  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities
  • Master of Arts in Linguistics
  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Minor in Gender Studies
  • International Master of Business Administration (China)
     

University Canada West

200 - 1111 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3V6
Phone: (604) 915-9607
Fax: (604) 915-9677
Website

Approved Programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Master of Business Administration
     

University of Oregon

113 Lokey Education Bldg.
5267 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5267
Phone: (541) 346-0912
Fax: (541) 346-5174
Website

Approved Programs:

  • Master of Science in Educational Leadership
 
     

BC’s EQA designation is only available to BC post secondary institutions.  Institutions based outside of BC are not eligible for EQA.

Theological Institutions

Presently there are 16 theological institutions established in British Columbia with statutory authority under a Private Act to grant theological degrees only.

Canadian Baptist Seminary Vancouver Bible Institute Enabling Act, 1968
Canadian Pentecostal Seminary Canadian Pentecostal Seminary Act, 2003
Carey Theological College Carey Hall Act, 1959
Christ College (formerly Christ for the Nations Bible College)

Christ College of Canada Society Act 2012, Christ for the Nations Bible College Act 2006
Columbia Bible College Columbia Bible College Act 1987
Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary Act 2013
Pacific Life Bible College Life Bible College Act 1988, Pacific Bible College Act 1985
Northwest Baptist Seminary Northwest Baptist Theological College Act 1959
Okanagan Bible College Okanagan Bible College Act, 1983
Regent College Regent College Act 1968
Seminary of Christ the King* Seminary of Christ the King Act 1966
St. Andrew’s Hall St. Andrew’s Hall Act 1955
St. Mark’s College St. Mark’s College Act 1956
Summit Pacific College Summit Pacific College Act (formerly the Western Pentecostal Bible College Act, amended 2004)
Trinity Western University* Trinity Western University Act 1964, amended 2004
Vancouver School of Theology Vancouver School of Theology Act 1992

* These institutions also have authority to grant certain academic degrees. Degree programs offered by Trinity Western University and Seminary of Christ the King are listed on each institution's website. New degree programs established after April 11, 2002 require authority under the Degree Authorization Act.