Carleton University

Carleton University (Carleton) is located in Ontario, Canada, and is situated between Toronto and Montreal. With over 15,000 graduate students, the university offers masters degrees in a wide range of programs.
  • Average Tuition CAD 17,500
  • Students 25,973
  • International Students 20%
  • Intakes Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Application Deadline February 1, October 15, March 15
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Carleton University (Carleton) offers masters degrees in a wide range of programs including Accounting, Anthropology, Architecture, Biology, Art History, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Economics, Design, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, Film Studies, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Journalism and Management. Students are offered work placement opportunities in one of 1,900 companies that make up Ottawa’s knowledge-based sector including high-tech, professionals services, life sciences and security. Furthermore, the International Students’ Center at Carleton connects international students to a community which enables them to transition into university life and Ottawa as effortlessly as possible.
  • 01Carleton's degree programs are recognized by the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • 02Students can benefit from Mentor Programs at Carleton that connect students with prominent and successful people from the community.
  • 03Alan Steele, director of the Discovery Center and a faculty member at Carleton was named a 2017 3M National Teaching Fellow; which is the most prestigious recognition of excellence in post-secondary teaching in Canada.

Master Programs

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Accounting

    CAD 12,730 Tuition Fee

    This 16-month MAcc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance. 

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    Aerospace Engineering

    CAD 9,005 Tuition Fee

    This 1.5-year MEng program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of basic engineering principles; aircraft/spacecraft systems technology; design and development testing; prototype and operational testing; inspection and maintenance procedures; instrument calibration; test equipment operation and maintenance; and report preparation.

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    Anthropology

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MA program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

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    Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies. The program offers courses that focus on how languages are taught and learned, how language competencies are evaluated, how writing is used to perform certain functions, how language is used in specific social contexts, and how government policies influence language practices.

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    Architectural Studies

    CAD 7,670 Tuition Fee

    This MAS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architectural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

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    Architecture

    CAD 7,670 Tuition Fee

    This MArch program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

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    Art History

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Biology

    CAD 7,233 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Biomedical Engineering

    CAD 9,005 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MEng program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biomedical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of molecular and cellular biology, general physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering. The program will enable students to apply engineering principles to medicine and biology healthcare purposes.

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    Business Administration

    CAD 12,730 Tuition Fee

    This MBA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Chemistry

    CAD 7,233 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

    This program is also offered with a concentration in Food Science and Nutrition.

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    Civil Engineering

    CAD 9,005 Tuition Fee

    This MEng program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

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    Cognitive Science

    CAD 7,233 Tuition Fee

    This MCogSci program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Cognitive Science. The program offers courses that focus on studying the mind and its processes through psychological science, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and biology.

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    Communication

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This MA program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Computer Science

    CAD 7,387 Tuition Fee

    This 2-years MCS program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Design

    CAD 7,670 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MDes program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

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    Digital Media

    CAD 7,882 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MIT program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Digital Media. The program offers courses that focus on the design of technological information systems; computing systems; computer hardware and software components; algorithms, databases, and telecommunications; user tactics; application testing; and human interface design.

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    Earth Sciences

    CAD 7,233 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Earth Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the study of contemporary issues and problems in earth sciences, earth and the human environment, and geological sciences.

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    Economics

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Economics. The program offers courses that focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, economic statistics, history of economic thought and political economy.

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    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    CAD 7,882 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MASc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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    English

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MA program is designed to equip students with the concepts of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. The program offers courses that focus on European, Russian, and Eurasian culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

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    French and Francophone

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This MA program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    Health Science

    CAD 7,233 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology, and public health.

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    Health: Science, Technology and Policy

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health: Science, Technology and Policy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of health issues and sectors.

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    Human - Computer Interaction

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Human-Computer Interaction. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer interactions and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Human - Computer Interaction

    CAD 7,882 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MASc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Human-Computer Interaction. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer interactions, and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Human - Computer Interaction

    CAD 7,397 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MCS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Human-Computer Interaction. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer interactions, and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

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    Infrastructure Protection and International Security

    CAD 9,005 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MEng program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Infrastructure Protection and International Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media; cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activities; computer boot processes and drives; jumper setting; file access and reconstruction; hacking; network systems; cryptography; programming; web-based investigation methods; cyberterrorism and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

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    Infrastructure Protection and International Security

    CAD 9,005 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MIPIS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Infrastructure Protection and International Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media; cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activities; computer boot processes and drives; jumper setting; file access and reconstruction; hacking; network systems; cryptography; programming; web-based investigation methods; cyberterrorism and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

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    Journalism

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This MJ program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

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    Legal Studies

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Legal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of criminal law, contract law, constitutional and administrative law; mooting; and drafting legal documents.

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    Management

    CAD 7,233 Tuition Fee

    This MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

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    Mathematics and Statistics

    CAD 7,233 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics and Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Network Technology

    CAD 9,005 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MIT program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Network Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design, management, operation, and installation of information networks.

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    Neuroscience

    CAD 7,233 Tuition Fee

    This 2-years MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on the study of physiology, molecular biology, cytology, developmental biology, and mathematical modeling to study the structure and function of the nervous system.

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    Northern Studies

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This MA program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Northern Studies. The program offers courses that focus on North Canadian culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Northern Studies

    CAD 7,233 Tuition Fee

    This MSc program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Northern Studies. The program offers courses that focus on North Canadian culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

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    Philosophy

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Physics

    CAD 7,233 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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    Political Management

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of voting behavior, public opinion measurement and the design of persuasive campaigns.

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    Political Science

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Psychology

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Public Policy and Administration

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Policy and Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communications; issue management; corporate social responsibility; information dissemination; and strategic communications.

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    Religion and Public Life

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the theological knowledge of Religion and Public Life. The program offers courses that focus on phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

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    Social Work

    CAD 7,670 Tuition Fee

    This MSW program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

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    Women's and Gender Studies

    CAD 8,930 Tuition Fee

    This 2-year MA program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Women's and Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 513
  • Maclean's (CA)
    Maclean's (CA) 5
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 618
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 651
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 601

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.70
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 86
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum incoming GRE 310
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 550
  • Minimum SAT 1865
  • Minimum PTE 60

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    The moment an application is submitted to a program, administrators filter the application to see if the student is eligible for admissions funding. International students who are eligible are notified on their offer of admission and funding. International students are also eligible to apply to the Ontario Graduate Scholarships and Ontario Trillium Scholarships. Students pursuing a master’s degree at Carleton can explore the scholarships offered by Carleton’s partner countries and/or agencies who have signed agreements with Carleton including The Americas: Organization of American States (OAS), China: China Scholarship Council, Iraq: Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia Cultural Bureau in Ottawa, Vietnam: Vietnam International Education Development.

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    * Even though the minimum GPA required is 2.7, your GPA in the major should be not lower than 3.3

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          • Testimony
            2008-2011, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            Great School.

            I loved attending Carleton University. Although the campus is quite big, you get used to it very quickly. In the winter, take the tunnels or skate your way on the canal to school. In the summer, enjoy the view of the Rideau canal and the breathtaking scenery. Their law program is one of a kind and you get really valuable information and great professors. I learned a lot and it has helped me in my future endeavors.

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            2014-2018, Bachelor’s Degree, Criminology and Criminal Justice

            Great Professors - Great Campus

            Carleton University has outstanding professors who are dedicated to their students. Professors always make themselves available with office hours, as well as personal meetings if need be. Professors also ensure their students with confidence on how to receive a good C.G.P.A, by outlining exactly what is required in each course, on the course outline / syllabus. The campus at Carleton University is also outstanding. While walking through the perfect campus, equipped with beautiful residences, buildings, roads and greenery; Carleton University also runs along Ottawa's famous and gorgeous Rideau Canal. You will always feel at home when surrounded by Carleton University beautiful campus!

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            2009-2013, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            Fond Memories

            I will always look back fondly on my time at Carleton. While completing my BA in Global Politics I learned a lot, gained valuable experience through an international internship in Geneva, and had experiences that I will remember and treasure for a lifetime.