Graduate Program Application Procedures

The School of the Environment offers two collaborative programs in:

  1. Environmental Studies, and
  2. Environment & Health.
    These collaborative programs offer students an opportunity to specialize and explore an interdisciplinary area to complement their degree program taken in one of the home departments listed below.


COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM APPLICATION INFORMATION

Please be advised that a collaborative program is not a direct-entry program therefore it can only be taken in combination with a masters or doctoral degree program offered by one of our participating degree granting units listed below.

Students who wish to enroll in one of the collaborative programs offered by the School of the Environment must first apply to and be accepted into a Master’s or Doctoral program in a degree granting unit, also called a “home department.” We strongly encourage students to apply concurrently to both programs, however, only students who have been accepted in a degree program by their corresponding home department will be eligible to enroll in one of the collaborative programs offered by the School of the Environment. Information about applying to a home department can be found at the School of Graduate Studies website: http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/prospectivestudents/Pages/Programs.aspx

NOTE: NO ADDITIONAL FEES ARE REQUIERED FOR ENROLLMENT IN A COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM AT THE SCHOOL OF THE ENVIRONMENT.

Environmental Studies

Masters and/or PhD degree students from the following departments are eligible to apply for a collaborative degree in:

Students from departments other than those listed above should contact the Graduate Student Advisor, Pavel Pripa: 416-978-3475 or pavel.pripa@utoronto.ca once they have received notice of acceptance from the University of Toronto.


Environment and Health

Masters and/or PhD degree students from the following departments are eligible to apply for a collaborative degree in: 

  • Geography
  • Institute of Medical Science
  • Planning, Program In (Geography)
  • Public Health, Dalla Lana School of
  • Physical and Environmental Sciecnes
  • Women and Gender Studies Institute

Students from departments other than those listed above should contact the Graduate Student Advisor, Pavel Pripa: 416-978-3475 or pavel.pripa@utoronto.ca once they have received notice of acceptance from the University of Toronto.

Please note: Once you have decided on your home department where you would like to apply for a masters or doctoral degree you should start by completing the on-line application form. A link to the on-line application form is posted on each department's website as soon as the application process is open. Once you have chosen the degree program name under the Program of Study section and the home department in the on-line application, there is a line  "Collaborative Programs" below the "Home Department" line in which you should include either "Environmental Studies" or "Environment & Health".  The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) or your home department will advise the School of the Environment of your application. Most students apply to the home department that corresponds to their undergraduate specialization; however, some graduate departments are flexible about admitting students from other areas of study into their graduate programs. For more information and to obtain a formal application package, please contact the home department to which you intend to apply.

Please refer to the Prospective Students page on the School of Graduate Studies website for details about the departments at UofT, international student information, and general application procedures to graduate studies at the University of Toronto.

Application forms are available electronically from:
https://apply.sgs.utoronto.ca/

Students must ALSO submit the following to:
the School of the Environment Graduate Student Advisor
33 Willcocks Street, Room 1021
Toronto, ON M5S 3E8

1) A copy of the School of the Environment Program Confirmation Form once you have applied through SGS, paid your application fee and received your letter of  acceptance from your home department; 
2) A copy of the on-line application form submitted to your home department;
3) A copy of ALL university transcripts sent to your Home Department (photocopies ARE acceptable);
4) Statement of Interest; typed and not more than one page in length (single-spaced), outlining the nature of the research you have carried out in the past and the research you are proposing to do in your graduate program;
5) A copy of your Resume/CV;
6) A copy of your official offer/acceptance letter. 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Prospective students who are planning to enroll in one of the School’s collaborative programs are strongly encouraged to submit copies of the documents indicated above by the application deadline established by your home department. Please check the website of the corresponding home unit for any updates or changes in this deadline as home departments set their own deadlines for the receipt of applications. Please contact the home department to which you intend to apply in order to confirm its application deadline. However, given the interdisciplinary nature of the collaborative programs, the School of the Environment allows potential students to enroll in its collaborative programs beyond the deadline set by their home department. Once a student has officially registered in one of the collaborating home departments, he/she may apply to and enroll either in ES or EH collaborative program, provided the student is able to complete the program requirements within the time limits set for the completion of his/her degree program. Many students apply to and enroll in collaborative programs at the School of the Environment Orientation Day, usually held in the first week of each academic year. On a case by case basis, students can enroll in our collaborative programs during the academic year, provided they will be able to complete both, the degree and collaborative, programs requirements before graduation.

For more information, please contact the Graduate Program Advisor, Pavel Pripa at 416.978.3475 or via email at pavel.pripa@utoronto.ca.