The School of the Environment offers Three Collaborative Specializations in:
Environment and Health
JD/Certificate in Environmental Studies
These Collaborative Specializations 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.
Application to a Graduate Collaborative Specialization
Please be advised that a Collaborative Specialization 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 Specializations 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 your degree program and to one of our Collaborative Specializations when you complete the online application for the degree program that you are applying for. However, please note that only students who have been accepted into a degree program by their corresponding home department will be eligible to enroll in one of the Collaborative Specializations offered by the School of the Environment. Once you have accepted the offer to your degree program, you must complete and submit to the School of the Environment graduate office the Graduate Specialization Confirmation Form. The form must be signed by the student and their graduate office first, then submitted to the School’s Graduate Student Advisor for our Director’s signature.
Information about applying to a home department can be found at the School of Graduate Studies website.
NOTE: NO ADDITIONAL FEES ARE REQUIRED FOR ENROLLMENT IN A COLLABORATIVE SPECIALIZATION AT THE SCHOOL OF THE ENVIRONMENT.
Please note: Once you have decided on your degree granting unit (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 for the Collaborative Specialization(s) will be provided 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, please identify choice of either the Environmental Studies or Environment & Health specialization in the given line below that for “Degree Program. 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 of the degree program 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 Graduate Student Advisor of the School of the Environment at 33 Willcocks Street, Room 1021 Toronto, ON M5S 3E8:
- A copy of the School of the Environment Specialization Confirmation Form once you have applied through SGS, paid your application fee and received your letter of acceptance from your home department;
- A copy of the on-line application form submitted to your home department (could be submitted after being accepted into the degree program);
- A copy of ALL university transcripts sent to your Home Department ( could be submitted once in the degree program. Photocopies ARE acceptable);
- 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;
- A copy of your Resume/CV;
- A copy of your official offer/acceptance letter (could be submitted after you start pursuing the collaborative specialization).
Prospective students who are planning to enroll in one of the School’s Collaborative Specializations are 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, the School of the Environment allows potential students to enroll in its Collaborative Specializations beyond the deadlines set by their home departments. 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 Specialization, 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 Specializations 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 Specializations during the academic year, provided they will be able to complete both, the degree and the Collaborative Specialization requirements before graduation.
For more information, please contact the Graduate Student Advisor, Pavel Pripa, at: email@example.com, or by phone at 416.978.3475.