Collaborative Programs

CMS students benefit from the Centre’s involvement in the graduate programs of more than fifteen cognate departments and participation in six collaborative programs. Students who successfully complete the requirements of a collaborative program will receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Program in …” on their transcript, in addition to the master’s or doctoral degree from the Centre for Medieval Studies.

Course details and complete contact information for all collaborative programs can be found in the School of Graduate Studies online Calendar.

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

This program enables students to develop special expertise in medieval philosophy within the context of a comprehensive training in medieval studies and to take advantage of the methodological variety of one of the largest and most diverse departments of philosophy in the English-speaking world.

Book History and Print Culture

This program pools the expertise of UofT faculty members in this field from several disciplines. Students will acquire a thorough knowledge of the emerging field of book history and print culture and will have demonstrated an ability to incorporate that knowledge into their research.

Editing Medieval Texts

This program provides a framework for PhD students enrolled in different graduate departments to pursue interests in editorial work, offering a level of coherence of training that students would not otherwise be likely to obtain. As the only program of its kind in North America, it has become a recognized part of Toronto’s strong commitment to the study of the Middle Ages.

Jewish Studies

This program offers both broad and intensive exposure to the constituent fields within Jewish Studies. Because of Jewish civilization’s vast chronological and geographical range, as wll as its constant interaction and cross-fertilization with other cultures, graduate work within Jewish Studies demans intensive exposure to a wide variety of languages, textual traditions, and scholarly disciplines.

Sexual Diversity Studies

From their home departments, students may take up questions from their own disciplinary or programmatic perspective, but explore it through the theoretical and methodological lens of sexuality studies.

Women and Gender Studies

This program facilitates and disseminates women and gender studies research through graduate student research symposia, lectures, circulation and discussion of work in progress, conferences, and publications. CWGS contributes to the development of an integrated research community in women and gender studies at the University of Toronto.