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. 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”). We strongly encourage students to apply concurrently to both their degree program and to one of our Collaborative Specializations when completing the online application.

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