Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course: Master's 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 committee of the Collaborative Specialization in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course:

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

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

    • c. A resumé or curriculum vitae (CV).

    • d. 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.

  • ​​Students may use copies of official documents (a. and b. above) for their application to the Collaborative Specialization in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course. These may be obtained from their home participating graduate u​nit.

Specialization Requirements

Adult Education and Community Development; Anthropology; Counselling and Clinical Psychology; Counselling Psychology; Dentistry; Health Administration; Health Policy, Management and Evaluation; Information (Thesis and Co-op Options); Kinesiology; Medical Science; Music; Nursing Science; Pharmaceutical Sciences; Psychology; Public Health Sciences; Rehabilitation Science; Social Work; Sociology; Speech-Language Pathology; Women and Gender Studies

In addition to meeting the program requirements of their home graduate unit, students must complete:

  • The core course (0.5 full-course equivalent [FCE]) for the chosen option (i.e., aging and the life course or palliative and supportive care).

  • One elective course (0.5 FCE) from a) the chosen option's pre-approved elective list or b) the student's home graduate unit list of courses and/or other graduate-level elective courses, provided the focus of the student’s assignments is in the area of this specialization (aging or palliative) and the course is approved by the specialization committee as a suitable elective.

  • The major research paper, thesis, or practicum in the participating degree program will be on a topic in the chosen option of this specialization .

 

Specialization Requirements

Information (Coursework-Only Option)

In addition to meeting the program requirements of their home graduate unit, students must complete:

  • The core course (0.5 full-course equivalent [FCE]) for the chosen option (i.e., aging and the life course or palliative and supportive care).

  • Four elective courses (2.0 FCEs), one of which can be a practicum course, from a) the chosen option's pre-approved elective list or b) the student's home graduate unit list of courses and/or graduate-level elective courses, where the topic of the major paper or practicum field is in the area of the chosen specialization (aging or palliative). Courses not on the pre-approved list must be approved by the collaborative specialization director and/or committee, after consultation with the Information faculty member associated with the collaborative specialization and, as needed, the course instructor, to count towards the collaborative specialization requirements.

 

Specialization Requirements

Adult Education and Community Development

In addition to meeting the program requirements of their home graduate unit, students must complete:

  • The core course (0.5 full-course equivalent [FCE]) for the chosen option (i.e., aging and the life course or palliative and supportive care).

  • Two elective courses (1.0 FCE) from a) the chosen option's pre-approved elective list or b) the student's home graduate unit list of courses and/or other graduate-level courses, provided the focus of the student’s assignments is in the area of this specialization (aging or palliative) and the course is approved by the specialization committee as a suitable elective.