About Collaborative Specializations

Our Collaborative Specializations in Environmental Studies and Environment and Health offer students enrolled in a graduate degree program elsewhere at U of T the opportunity to specialize and explore an interdisciplinary area that complements their existing degree program. 

Students enrolled in our Collaborative Specializations have access to the following opportunities:

  • An array of courses with an environmental focus
  • Hands-on experience through internship and living lab courses
  • Research experience through environment-focused theses/research papers and the option to present at an annual event
  • Numerous guest lectures, panels, symposiums, and events
  • Access to a network of students and faculty from across all three UofT campuses
  • Awards and scholarships that are internal to School of the Environment graduate students
  • A collaborative specialization transcript notation and certificate upon completion/convocation.

Each of our specializations require students to take one mandatory core course, plus a minimum of one half‐credit course elective from the School of the Environment list of approved courses. These may count as electives towards both the home department and collaborative specialization degree program requirements.

A Collaborative Specialization is not a direct-entry program. To enrol in one of the Collaborative Specializations offered by the School of the Environment you must be accepted into a master’s or doctoral program in another degree granting unit at U of T (a “home department”). 

No additional fees are required for enrolment in the Collaborative Specializations offered by the School of the Environment.