Admissions to this collaborative specialization have been administratively suspended. See amendment made on August 9, 2022.
Lead Faculty of the Collaborative Specialization
Participating Degree Programs
Adult Education and Community Development — MA, MEd
Counselling and Clinical Psychology (Clinical and Counselling Psychology field) — MA
Counselling Psychology — MEd
Geography — MA
Planning — MScPl
Public Health Sciences — MPH
Social Work — MSW
The Collaborative Specialization in Community Development provides students with a multidisciplinary graduate education in community development. Community development involves working with community members and groups to effect positive change in the social, economic, organizational, or physical structures of a community that improve both the welfare of community members and the community's ability to direct its future.
Students must first apply to and register in one of the participating master's degree programs listed above, and then apply to the collaborative specialization. Students must follow a course of study acceptable to both the home unit and the collaborative specialization. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home graduate unit and the collaborative specialization, students will receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Community Development” on their transcript.
Contact and Address
Telephone: (416) 978-7542
Collaborative Specialization in Community Development
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
155 College Street, 6th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M7