Dual Degrees/Joint Degrees/Collaborative Specializations

The making of a hybrid thinker.

Students enrolled in dual or  joint degrees can combine their MGA with the study of public policy at Sciences Po (France), international affairs at the Hertie School (Berlin), London School of Economics (London) or with law or business at UofT. Through these combinations, they gain a competitive advantage in their field within an accelerated time frame.

Dual Degrees

Master of Public Administration (London School of Economics)/Master of Global Affairs (University of Toronto)

The dual degree between University of Toronto’s and the London School of Economics will allow students to gain two distinct and complementary degrees – a Master of Global Affairs (MGA) from Toronto and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the London School of Economics — years rather than the four years otherwise required to complete these degrees consecutively. Students enrolled in the dual degree will benefit from the unique academic strengths of each institution, the depth of the networks centered in their geographic regions, their distinct professional training, and internship resources. By attending institutions based in London and Toronto, they will benefit from studying global affairs from two different contexts (British and Canadian) thus ensuring a cross-cultural and global experience. Moreover, by combining a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Global Affairs, students will benefit from two complementary perspectives on the pressing global challenges of the 21st century.

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Master of International Affairs (Hertie School) / Master of Global Affairs (University of Toronto)

This two-year program allows students to gain two distinct and complementary degrees – a Master of Global Affairs (MGA) from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and a Master of International Affairs (MIA) from the Hertie School. Students enrolled in the dual degree will benefit from the unique academic strengths of each institution, the depth of the networks centered in their geographic regions, their distinct professional training, and internship resources. By studying at institutions based in Berlin and Toronto, they will benefit from studying global affairs from two different contexts (European and North American) thus ensuring a cross-cultural and global experience.

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Master of Public Policy (Sciences Po) / Master of Global Affairs (University of Toronto)

This two-year program combines the strengths of the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy to create a unique graduate programme combining a Master in Public Policy and a Master of Global Affairs.  Students gain complementary perspectives on the pressing challenges of the 21st century and benefit from the unique academic strengths of each institution. The programme prepares students and future decision-makers for internationally-focused jobs, both in the private and public sectors.

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Joint Degrees

Juris Doctor/Master of Global Affairs (JD/MGA)

is offered with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law. The Combined Juris Doctor/Master of Global Affairs (JD/MGA) is designed for students interested in studying the intersections of law and global affairs. The combined program permits the completion of both degrees in four years rather than the five years it would take to acquire them independently.

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Master of Global Affairs/ Master of Business Administration (MGA/MBA)

is offered with the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The combined MGA/MBA program provides students with an opportunity to integrate a truly international approach and perspective into their study of business and bring a business perspective to the study of global affairs.

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Collaborative Master’s Specialization Options

Courses taken as part of a collaborative specialization count towards the 1.0 FCE (2 electives) limit on non-departmental courses MGA students can take. Students may double count 0.50 FCE (one elective) for more than one emphasis OR use it to count towards any collaborative specialization they are enrolled in.

Collaborative Master’s Specialization in Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies

Students enrolled in Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies (CESEAS) are required to satisfy the degree requirements of both the disciplinary department and the collaborative specialization. The CESEAS requirements can be met concurrently with, or in addition to, home unit requirements.

The Collaborative Master’s Specialization in Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies/MGA requirements include:

  • A year-long, interdisciplinary core seminar (ASI1000Y “Issues in Asia-Pacific Studies”) which will count towards MGA elective requirements.
  • A thesis-equivalent research paper in an independent research half-course (GLA2095H MGA Reading Course/GLA2888H MGA Research Paper ) in the area of Contemporary East and Southeast Asia which will count towards MGA elective requirements. The Major research paper should include original research and independent analysis; both critical engagement with the academic literature and, where relevant, existing (policy) debate in the chosen area. Papers are expected to be 50-60 pages and approx. 12,000 words or more.
  • One half-course (0.5 FCEs) with a focus on Contemporary East or Southeast Asia which will count towards MGA elective requirements. This course requirement can be met through other department course offerings (MGA, Economics, Political Science, etc). Papers are due early April each year for students wishing to graduate in June.
  • Every student is expected to have a working knowledge of an East or Southeast Asian language by the time of graduation.

For more information on the Collaborative Master’s Specialization Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies please contact: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca or visit https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ai-maps/ 

Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies

Students enrolled in the Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies are required to satisfy the requirements of both the disciplinary department and the collaborative specialization. Harney Program requirements can be met concurrently with, or in addition to, home unit requirements.

The Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies/MGA requirements include:

  • 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE) in ethnicity, immigration, or pluralism.  This course will count towards MGA elective requirements.
  • Coordinating seminar in ethnicity (EIP3000H – see below) offered in the Fall semester which will count towards MGA elective requirements.
  • When a practicum is required for the completion of a Master’s degree, it will focus on ethnicity (GLA1007H Global Internship).

For more information on the Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies please contact:

Marie-Eve Loiselle, Program Administrator

T: 416-978-4783

E: harneyprogram@utoronto.ca

w: https://harneyprogram.ca/

Collaborative Specialization in Environmental Studies

Students enrolled in Environmental Studies are required to satisfy the degree requirements of both the disciplinary department and the collaborative program. The Environmental Studies requirements can be met concurrently with, or in addition to, home unit requirements.

The Collaborative Specialization in Environmental Studies/ MGA requirements include:

4.5 FCE core courses in the first year as determined by the MGA degree program requirements.

0.5 FCE internship (GLA1007H) in the summer session between first and second years, which will also count towards the internship requirement (ENV4444H) in the ES collaborative program, provided it has an environment related component.

3.0 additional FCEs in the second year (including GLA2111H Research Methods for Global Affairs and GLA2000H Capstone Seminar), which must include the half-credit (0.5 FCE) core courses ENV1001H, plus one half-credit (0.5 FCE) course elective from the approved list of courses at the School of the Environment, and write a Research Paper on an environment related topic in the home unit that will count towards the ES collaborative program research paper (ENV5555Y). When registering on ROSI for the research paper project, MGA students shall use one of their home unit designated course codes for that purpose: GLA2095H MGA Reading Course or GLA2888H MGA Research Paper.

Note: Students who wish to take the School of the Environment core course ENV1001H in their first year may do so with express permission from the home unit (making a total of 4.5 FCE in the first year). Students enrolled in the Collaborative Specialization in Environmental Studies will receive a notation on their transcript and a separate certificate issued by the School of Graduate Studies.

For more information on the Collaborative Specialization in Environmental Studies please contact: dana.britton@utoronto.ca

 

Collaborative Specialization in Public Health Policy

The Collaborative Specialization in Public Health Policy is a cross-disciplinary program providing graduate students with exemplary training program in public health policy. It will give students the capacity to contribute to the development, refinement, and evaluation of policies to address society’s pressing and emerging public health priorities. Through the direction of academics and policymakers associated with the Collaborative Specialization in Public Health Policy, students will be provided with real world skills to address the complex and demanding task of public health policy making (including insight into a wide array of legislative and regulatory interventions, administrative practices, financing and funding decisions, and various forms of soft law e.g., guidelines and informal processes) which operate at the international, federal, provincial and municipal levels and in settings that are cross-cutting (e.g., worksites) and in ways that are both cross-jurisdictional and cross-sectoral.

 

The Collaborative Specialization in Public Health Policy requirements include:

Completion of two courses from the following list: CHL5300H Public Health Policy, CHL5308H Tools and Approaches for Public Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation, HAD501H Canada’s Health Care System, or PPG2000H Politics and the Policy Process.

Completion of the graduate seminar course SRM3333Y (not for credit) which is comprised of monthly rounds and two full day Public Health Policy Institutes. *This course is not for degree credit. It does not count towards elective requirements.

The half-course MGA Reading Course (GLA2095H) or MGA Research Paper course (GLA2888H), consisting of a 50-60 page research paper focused on the area public health policy

Students who successfully complete the requirements of the collaborative specialization will receive a certificate and the notation “Collaborative Graduate Specialization in Public Health Policy” on their transcript.

Visit the website of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health for  more information.