Lead Faculty of the Collaborative Specialization
Arts and Science
Participating Degree Programs
Anthropology — MA, MSc, PhD
Comparative Literature — MA, PhD
Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies — MA, PhD
East Asian Studies — MA, PhD
English — MA, PhD
Geography — MA, PhD
History — MA, PhD
Music — MA, PhD
Political Science — PhD
Religion — MA, PhD
Social Justice Education — MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
Women and Gender Studies — MA, PhD
The interdisciplinary Collaborative Master's and Doctoral Specialization in South Asian Studies is designed for students who wish to acquire a nuanced understanding of South Asia as a secondary area of specialization while pursuing graduate studies in another discipline. The focus of South Asian Studies is necessarily broad in that it provides students with an understanding of ancient and modern history, social change, economic development, contemporary politics, religious traditions, literary culture, and a spectrum of related topics.
The Centre for South Asian Studies, which administers the collaborative specialization, provides a nucleus for the participation of South Asian Studies scholars from across the University. Students will benefit from the physical presence of the centre and its regular activities of research fora, conferences, and visiting lecturer and scholar programs. In addition, the University's library collection in South Asian studies is the largest in Canada.
Master's and doctoral students wishing to be admitted to the collaborative specialization must apply to one of the participating graduate programs.
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 South Asian Studies” on their transcript.
Contact and Address
Collaborative Specialization in South Asian Studies
Centre for South Asian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
University of Toronto
Room 228N, 1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7