Collaborative specializations offer graduate students at University of Toronto the ability to study and work interdisciplinary with faculty and students across departments. WGSI houses its own collaborative specialization and participates in a dozen collaborative programs housed in other departments. Collaborative specializations are not stand-alone programs, nor dual degree programs.
For current University of Toronto Graduate Students in other home departments:
The Graduate Collaborative Specialization in Women and Gender Studies (CWGS) provides students with an opportunity for advanced feminist studies in concert with a MA or Ph.D. degree in another discipline. The specialization offers a rich interdisciplinary environment in which to grapple with how gender and sexuality is tangled with questions of race, citizenship, embodiment, colonialism, nation, global capitalism, violence, aesthetics, and other pressing concerns.
For current and prospective WGSI Graduate students looking for interdisciplinary programs:
Collaborative Programs foster interdisciplinary discussions amongst faculty and graduate students. Students who successfully complete the requirements of collaborative programs receive an annotation on their academic transcript, in addition to their Master’s or Ph.D. in WGSI. Students may, however, benefit from the collaborative program in other ways (e.g. by signing up for a different program’s listserv, participating in workshops and conferences, access to scholarships etc.).