Students apply for the KMD Collaborative Specialization from a variety of academic backgrounds, with broad technical or intellectual expertise, and a dedication to interdisciplinary research and collaboration.
We welcome applications from students who demonstrate a combination of strong academic performance; intellectual maturity; excellent communication skills; creative engagement with some aspect of knowledge media; interest and aptitude for collaborative, interdisciplinary work; and commitment to complete a challenging course of study.
Masters and PhD students accepted into one of the following graduate units may apply to the KMD Collaborative Specialization:
Architecture — MArch
Computer Science — MSc, PhD
Curriculum, Teaching and Learning — MA, MEd, PhD
Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies — MA, PhD
Information — MI, PhD
Landscape Architecture — MLA
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering — MASc, MEng, PhD
Medical Science — MSc, PhD
Museum Studies — MMSt
Religion — MA, PhD
Urban Design — MUD
Students wanting to apply to the Collaborative Specialization must be enrolled, or anticipate being enrolled, in a participating degree program. They must apply separately to the collaborative specialization and the home graduate unit. Admission will be subject to the approval of the graduate unit concerned and the Collaborative Specialization Committee. Students in a home unit that is not currently a collaborating unit can still apply to join the KMD Collaborative Specialization as an exemption. Contact us for assistance with this request.
You can find out more about U of T’s general admissions requirements on the School of Graduate Studies website.