Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course: Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must apply to a participating graduate unit and comply with the admission procedures of that unit.

  • Applicants may apply concurrently to their participating graduate unit and to the Collaborative Specialization in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course.

  • Applicants must forward the following to the collaborative specialization committee:

    • ​​​​A copy of the School of Graduate Studies application form submitted to the participating graduate unit.

    • Copies of official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all institutions previously or currently attended.

    • A resumé or curriculum vitae (CV).

    • A letter explaining how their course of study and specific research interests relate to either option 1 in aging and the life course, or option 2 in palliative and supportive care at the graduate level.

    • Two letters of reference.

  • ​​​Students may use copies of official documents (i.e., application form and transcripts) for their application to the Collaborative Specialization in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course. These may be obtained from the participating home graduate unit.

Specialization Requirements

  • In addition to meeting the program requirements of their home graduate unit, students will be required to complete both the master's- and doctoral-level core courses (0.5 full-course equivalent [FCE] each) and one elective course (0.5 FCE) for either of the two options. The master's-level course must be completed before enrolling in the doctoral-level course.

  • It is expected that the student's thesis or practicum (whichever is included in his or her program of study) would be in his or her chosen study areas (i.e., in either aging and the life course or palliative and supportive care).