Addiction Studies

​​​​​​​​​​Lead Faculty

Medicine

Participating Degree Programs

Counselling and Clinical PsychologyMA, PhD
CriminologyMA, PhD
InformationMI
Information StudiesPhD
Medical ScienceMSc, PhD
Pharmaceutical SciencesMSc, PhD
PharmacologyMSc, PhD
PsychologyMA, PhD
Public Health SciencesMPH, MSc, PhD
Social WorkMSW, PhD
SociologyMA, PhD

Overview

The graduate programs listed above, in collaboration with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, and the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, participate in the Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies at the University of Toronto. The purpose of the program is to develop and integrate graduate training in the multidisciplinary field of addictions, an area that includes the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and psychoactive substances, as well as gambling and other addictive behaviours. Master's programs requiring a thesis, practicum, or research paper, and doctoral programs are included. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home department and the collaborative program, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Progr​am in Addiction Studies” on their transcript and parchment.

Contact and Address

Web: www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/page/collaborative-program-addiction-studi​es​
Email: bruna.brands@camh.ca
Telephone: (416) 535-8501 ext. 6860
Fax: (416) 599-6899

Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies
University of Toronto
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
33 Russell Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S1
Canada

Programs

Master's Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative program and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating departments. They must contact the collaborating professor within their department directly.

Program Requirements

  • Students must meet all requirements of their home de​partment in terms of coursework and thesis work, or equivalent.

  • Master's students in the collaborative program are required to take PAS 3700H Multidisciplinary Aspects of Addictions, plus 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE) selected from the list of approved elective courses presented below or an approved directed reading course.

  • The student's thesis must deal with a subject in the field of addictions. The thesis is supervised and evaluated in the same manner as others in the home department, but normally involves, as appropriate, supervisory and examining professors from other disciplines represented in the collaborative program. In collaborating departments that do not require a thesis, a practicum or major research paper will be accepted instead of a thesis, as long as the topic or focus is directly related to addictions. In collaborating departments that do not have a thesis or equivalent requirement, students must take a third 0.5 FCE from the list of approved electives.


Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants who wish to enrol in the collaborative program must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative program and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating departments. They must contact the collaborating professor within their department directly.

Program Requirements

  • Doctoral students in the collaborative program are required to take PAS 3700H Multidisciplinary Aspects of Addictions, if they have not already done so, plus an additional 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE) (not taken previously) from the approved listing of elective courses presented below or an approved directed reading course.

  • Students must meet all requirements of their home department in terms of coursework and thesis work, or equivalent.

  • The student's thesis must deal with a subject in the field of addictions. The thesis is supervised and evaluated in the same manner as others in the home department, but normally involves, as appropriate, supervisory and examining professors from other disciplines represented in the collaborative program. In collaborating departments that do not require a thesis, a practicum or major research paper will be accepted instead of a thesis, as long as the topic or focus is directly related to addictions. In collaborating departments that do not have a thesis or equivalent requirement, students must take a third 0.5 FCE from the list of approved electives.


Course List

Core Course

PAS 3700HM​ultidisciplinary Aspects of Addiction

Elective Courses

APD 1291H​ Addictive B​ehaviours: Approaches to Assessment and Intervention
CHL 5120H Population Health Perspectives on Mental Health and Addictions
CHL 5417HTobacco and Health: From Cells to Society
JPM 1005YBehavioural Pharmacology
MSC 1085HMolecular Approaches to Mental Health and Addictions
PAS 3700HMultidisciplinary Aspects of Addiction Studies
PAS 3701HAdvanced Research Issues in Addictions
​​SOC 6123H Sociology of Addiction
SWK 4616H​​Drug Dependencies: Interventive Approaches​