Collaborative Specialization

The Collaborative Specialization in Aging, Palliative & Supportive Care across the Life Course

The Collaborative Specialization prepares students for specialization in the field of aging, and/or the field of palliative and supportive care, with an emphasis on viewing aging and palliative and supportive care issues within the perspective of the life course. As of September 2006, the Collaborative Specialization offers students two options of study:

  • aging and the life course
  • palliative and supportive care

Students must apply to and register in a home participating unit (i.e., one of the graduate departments, faculties, or institutes listed below), and follow a course of study acceptable to both that unit and the Collaborative Specialization in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care across the Life Course.

Specialization Requirements and Application Procedures

Core Courses and Electives

Seventeen graduate departments, faculties and institutes within the University of Toronto’s School of Graduate Studies participate in the Collaborative Specialization in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care across the Life Course, as listed below. Applications are considered for the following degree programs:

  • Leadership, Higher and Adult Education…M.A., M.Ed, Ph.D.,
  • Applied Psychology and Human Development…M.A., M.Ed, Ph.D., Ed.D.
  • Anthropology…M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Dentistry…M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Health Policy, Management & Evaluation…M.Sc., MHSc., Ph.D.
  • Information…M.I., Ph.D.
  • Medical Science…M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Music…M.A., Ph.D.
  • Nursing…M.N., Ph.D.
  • Pharmacy…M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Psychology…M.A., Ph.D.
  • Public Health Sciences…MPH, MScCH, Ph.D.
  • Rehabilitation Sciences…M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Social Work…M.S.W., Ph.D
  • Sociology…M.A., Ph.D.
  • Speech-Language Pathology…M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Women and Gender Studies Institute…M.A.