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Collaborative Specializations

Are you looking to further specialize your degree?

Collaborative Programs - StudentsJoining a collaborative specialization gives you the opportunity to explore an area of research in depth and gives you a specialization designation from the School of Graduate Studies upon the complete of your IMS degree.

The Institute of Medical Science is a participating member of several collaborative specializtions, listed below.  Students interested in registering for any collaborative specialization should contact departments administering them directly.



Collaborative specializations include:

Indigenous Health Global Health (PhD)
Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course Women’s Health
Addiction Studies Health Services and Policy Research
Bioethics Human Development (PhD)
Biomedical Engineering Knowledge Media Design
Biomedical Toxicology Musculoskeletal
Cardiovascular Sciences Neurosciences
Environment and Health Resuscitation Sciences
Developmental Biology Genome Biology and Bioinformatics (PhD)

Collaborative Specializations are an addition to a regular degree program. Collaborative specializations provide a structured program of study, including appropriate graduate supervision, courses, seminars. Program requirements are completed in addition to the regular degree requirements of the IMS graduate program.

Students are admitted to Collaborative specializations either at the time of admission or later during their program. Students must be registered in the home department before they can be enrolled in a Collaborative specialization. All degree requirements of both the degree program and the Collaborative specialization must be completed. In some Collaborative specialization, courses completed to fulfill the requirements of that program may also be used to fulfill the degree requirements of the MSc or PhD program. When the requirements of a Collaborative specialization have been completed, a notation indicating completion of the program will be added to the student’s transcript.