Collaborative Specializations

In addition to degree programs, the department is a participating member of several Collaborative Specializations. These innovative programs emerge from cooperation between several units, providing students with a broader base from which to explore a novel interdisciplinary area or special development in a particular discipline, to complement their degree studies.

Collaborative Specializations provide a structured program of study, including appropriate graduate supervision, courses, and seminars. Students may indicate their interest in admission to a Collaborative Specialization on their application for graduate studies, however most collaborative programs require that students submit a separate application and may have additional admission requirements. Please consult the Collaborative Specialization’s website for admission requirements.

All degree requirements of both the degree program and the Collaborative Specialization must be completed. When the requirements of a Collaborative Specialization have been completed, a notation will be added to the student’s transcript.

The Department of Geography and Program in Planning participates in the following Collaborative Specializations:

Community Development (MA)

Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies (MA)

Development Policy and Power (MA)

Diaspora and Transnational Studies (MA, PhD)

Environment and Health (MA, MSc, PhD)

Environmental Studies (MA, MSc, PhD)

Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies (MA, PhD)

Food Studies (MA, MSc, PhD)

Global Health (MA, MSc, PhD)

Indigenous Health (MA, PhD)

Jewish Studies (PhD)

Sexual Diversity Studies (MA, PhD)

South Asian Studies (MA, PhD)

Women and Gender Studies (MA, PhD)

Students should consult the Geography Graduate Handbook to confirm the coursework requirements for each of the Collaborative Specializations above.