MScSM | Collaborative Specialization

MScSM Program and Environmental Studies at UofT School of the Environment

Once registered in the MScSM program, students can take the Collaborative Specialization in Environmental Studies with the UofT School of the Environment Department. Please note that this is optional. Once in the MScSM program, students can consider whether to participate in the Collaborative program.

To obtain the Collaborative Specialization notation on their transcripts, in addition to their core courses at MScSM, students will also take:

  1.  0.5 FCEs core course ENV1001H in Environmental Studies
  2.  0.5 FCEs elective from the School's list of approved courses
  3. Take an environment-related internship in the home degree program (SSM1110H) Sustainability Management Internship, which will count towards the Collaborative Specialization in Environmental Studies (CSES) at the School of the Environment internship requirement (ENV4444Y). When registering on ACORN for the internship, MScSM students shall use their home unit designated code (SSM1110H). Upon internship completion, MScSM students shall submit to the Graduate Student Advisor of CSES, a copy of the letter of performance assessment issued by their direct supervisor at the internship placement.
  4.  Write a Research Paper in the home degree program (SSM1100Y), which will also count towards the Collaborative Specialization in Environmental Studies (CSES) at the School of the Environment research paper requirement (ENV5555Y). When registering on ACORN for the research paper course, MScSM students shall use their home unit designated course code SSM1100Y. A copy of the final research paper must be submitted to the School of the Envrironment, prior to convocation.

The coursework taken in the Environmental Studies Collaborative Specialization may be counted as electives toward the MScSM degree requirements.

This option for our students strengthens their interdisciplinary education and experience at UofT; students gain exposure to a wide range of intellectual and methodological disciplines focussed on environmental issues, which complement the core courses of MScSM. Please note that this is not a double major or double degree.