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Graduate Studies Calendar 2023-2024 Faculty of Graduate Studies Credential Information Interdisciplinary Degrees and Specializations
Interdisciplinary Degrees and Specializations
Interdisciplinary Degrees

The Interdisciplinary Degree allows a qualified graduate student to pursue thesis-based research (Master's, PhD) in an area that does not fit the traditional disciplinary requirements of only one graduate program. The requirements for the student's program are individually tailored to meet their research interests. Research is carried out under the direction and guidance of a Supervisor, Co-Supervisor and Supervisory Committee whose research expertise is relevant to the disciplinary areas.  Before applying, students should ensure that both programs of interest offer the same degree (e.g. both programs offer an MA, or both offer an MSc, etc.).

Contact the prospective home graduate program for further details.
Interdisciplinary Specializations

Most graduate programs include some interdisciplinary work. The following interdisciplinary specializations have been formalized by the programs involved to facilitate the study and research capability:

Biological Anthropology
Anthropology, Archaeology, Medical Science

Biostatistics
Community Health Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics

Clinical Research
Kinesiology, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work

Computational Neuroscience
Neuroscience, Physics and Astronomy

Energy and Environmental Systems
Engineering, Environmental Design, Law, Management, Sciences, Social Sciences

Engineering, Energy & Environment
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Environmental Engineering
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Civil Engineering

Medical Imaging
Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Medical Science, Neuroscience, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology

Reservoir Characterization
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Geology and Geophysics

Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Biomedical Engineering, Veterinary Medical Sciences

Wearable Technology
Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kinesiology

Please see the section on Interdisciplinary Specializations for more information.