Collaborative Specialization

Collaborative specializations allow you to focus your degree by engaging in cooperative research between several units within the University of Toronto. Collaborative degree programs give students the ability to explore interdisciplinary and specialized relationships across different disciplines that complement their degree program.

All degree requirements must be completed for both the degree program and the collaborative program. When all collaborative components are completed students will receive an annotation on their transcript indicating the collaborative nature of their degree.

Students indicate their interest in enrolling in collaborative studies on their application for graduate studies, although many collaborative programs also require a separate application. Please consult the collaborative program’s website   for details.

Environmental Studies

Offered through the School for the Environment, students can pursue coursework and research in environmental areas to complement their geography research.

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Requirements for this collaborative specialization are outlined by the School of Graduate Studies 

Environment and Health

Offered through the school for the Environment, students pursue coursework and research examining the health implications of human impacts on the environment including issues relating to air and water quality, contaminated land, distribution of vector-borne diseases.

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Requirements for this collaborative specialization are outlined by the School of Graduate Studies 

Indigenous Health

Offered through the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, this program provides graduates with training in Aboriginal health research and practice, to enhance mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal communities and organizations

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Requirements for this collaborative specialization are outlined by the School of Graduate Studies 

Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies

Offered through the Munk School of Global Affairs, students in this collaboration explore political economy, modern and contemporary social history and culture, international relations, gender, political and social change and economic development.

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Requirements for this collaborative specialization are outlined by the School of Graduate Studies 

Community Development

Offered through the Munk School of Global Affairs, Community Development addresses the economic, social, and physical well-being of communities. The process requires skills in education, planning, policy, organizing, and political action, to name but a few. No single university department or faculty can lay claim to all of these.

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Requirements for this collaborative specialization are outlined by the School of Graduate Studies 

Diaspora and Transnationalism Studies

Diaspora emphasizes the shifting relations between homeland and host nations from the perspective of those who have (in)voluntarily moved.

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Requirements for this collaborative specialization are outlined by the School of Graduate Studies 

Ethnic and Pluralism Studies

Offered through the Munk School of Global Affairs, students in this program explore topics such as ethnic and race relations, international migration and immigration, cultural and linguistic communities, inter-group dynamics, nationalist movements, aboriginal affairs, and human rights.

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Requirements for this collaborative specialization are outlined by the School of Graduate Studies 

Global Health

Offered for doctoral students only, this program focuses on the local, regional, national and international forces and factors that impact global health and aims to provides students with tools to develop effective interventions and policies to address these issues.

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Requirements for this collaborative specialization are outlined by the School of Graduate Studies 

Jewish Studies

Offered for doctoral students only, this program focuses on the local, regional, national and international forces and factors that impact global health and aims to provides students with tools to develop effective interventions and policies to address these issues.

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Requirements for this collaborative specialization are outlined by the School of Graduate Studies 

Sexual Diversity Studies

This collaboration explores how sexuality is understood and represented in cultural, political, legal, social and religious contexts.

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Requirements for this collaborative specialization are outlined by the School of Graduate Studies 

South Asian Studies

Offered through the Centre for South Asian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, this program allows students to explore modern history, social change, economic development, contemporary politics, religious tradition, literary culture, and related topics.

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Requirements for this collaborative specialization are outlined by the School of Graduate Studies 

Women and Gender Studies

This program provides context surrounding women and gender studies research and feminist scholarship to facilitate and disseminate research.

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Requirements for this collaborative specialization are outlined by the School of Graduate Studies