The Collaborative Graduate Specialization in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies offers students with interests citizenship, migration, and diversity the opportunity to widen their horizons – to expand their knowledge beyond a single disciplinary base, and to take advantage of the wealth of academic resources available at the University of Toronto – a great university situated in a large and cosmopolitan city.
Students can take advantage of special lectures, conference, and workshops sponsored by the Robert F. Harney Professorship and Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies. These events bring eminent researchers and practitioners from around the world to enhance the research community at the University of Toronto.
Who can participate
Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies is a Collaborative Graduate Specialization. It is open only to students who have been admitted to and enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral program in one of the collaborating graduate units at the University of Toronto.
The list of those units is as follows: Anthropology, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES), Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL), Geography, Global Affairs (GA), History, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources (CIRHR), Political Science, Religion, School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG), Social Work, Sociology, Social Justice Education (SJE), Leadership, Higher and Adult Education (LHAE), and Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI). See below for a list of faculty members on the EIP Faculty Advisory Committee.
(NOTE: Students from other graduate units at the University of Toronto may also participate upon special approval by the EIP Director).
Upon successfully completing the requirements, in addition to a Master’s or a Doctoral degree in their disciplines, students will receive a specialization noted on their transcripts as “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies.” EIP does not itself grant degrees.
How to enroll
Once admitted to one of the collaborating graduate units listed above, students become automatically eligible to join the Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies specialization (i.e. we do not have separate admissions requirements). There is no firm deadline to join the EIP specialization, but new applications should be sent in preferably before the start of each new academic year (i.e. end of July, mid-August).
To finalize the process:
- The student should contact the Harney Program Coordinator by e-mail to express their wish to join EIP. (The student may also ask their graduate administrator to contact us on their behalf).
- The EIP administrator will e-mail the student a form (contact information and a brief intent of study) to be returned completed and saved in PDF.
- The Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies office will send a formal notification of acceptance to the home graduate unit and to the School of Graduate Studies.
- The student’s status on ROSI will reflect the fact that she/he has been accepted into the Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies Collaborative Specialization.
It is very important for students who wish to participate in the Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies Collaborative Specialization to inform themselves on how our requirements fit in with their home unit’s program requirements.
ONE 0.5 FCE (Full Course Equivalent) course in ethnicity, immigration and/or pluralism chosen from the list of approved courses. For coursework-only programs, for coursework-only programs, students must complete an additional 0.5 FCE in ethnicity, immigration, or pluralism coursework.
EIP3000H Coordinating Seminar: Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies (EIP3000H – see below) offered in the Fall semester and taught by the EIP director.
Attendance at a minimum of one lecture per term (two per year) from the Harney Lecture Series organized by the Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies.
When a practicum, internship or another major activity is required for the completion of a Master’s degree, it will focus on ethnicity, immigration and/or pluralism.
The major paper or thesis, as required by the graduate unit, will be in the area of ethnicity, immigration and/or pluralism.
ONE 0.5 FCE courses in ethnicity, immigration and/or pluralism from chosen from the list of approved courses. Courses taken for the Master’s degree may be counted toward this requirement, upon approval by the EIP Director.
EIP3000H Coordinating Seminar: Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies (EIP3000H – see below) offered in the Fall semester and taught by the EIP director (students who have taken this course for the Master’s degree do not need to repeat it).
Attendance at a minimum of one lecture per term (two per year) from the Harney Lecture Series organized by the Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies and drafting and submission of one blog piece addressing an issue discussed during one of the attended Harney lectures.
Presentation of research output (e.g., thesis chapter, journal article) on a theme relevant to the Specialization and ready for submission at a work-in-progress session/conference organized by the Harney Program.
A PhD thesis will focus on ethnicity, immigration and/or pluralism. The supervisor of the thesis committee will be a specialist in the area of ethnicity, immigration and/or pluralism.
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