Carleton University

Carleton University provides high-quality education to students from Canada and around the world. We offer a wide range of programs and our campus and city provide a beautiful and welcoming environment in which to live and study. Come and be a part of this extraordinary university!

 

  • Average Tuition CAD 18,143
  • Students 3,735
  • International Students 12%
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Carleton University is located in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa and is situated on a beautiful campus just minutes from downtown. Benefiting from the unique resources found in the Nation's Capital, Carleton has earned a reputation as one of the foremost universities in the fields of international affairs, journalism, and high technology. The wide range of internationally renowned programs offer the flexibility to choose the degree that suits your interests.

 

 

  • 01Strategically located in the capital city of Canada
  • 02Ranked #4 best university in Canada in Comprehensive education Macleans

Master Programs

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Accounting

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    Sprott’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) is a rigorous program that provides a gateway to a career as a professional accountant. Students graduating from the MAcc will be exempt from the CPA Canada Professional Education Program (PEP) and will proceed directly to the CPA Canada Common Final Examination, which is one of the final steps in becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant.The MAcc goes beyond the CPA professional requirements by providing students with all four competencies in the accounting field: assurance, tax, finance and performance management. This breadth of knowledge prepares graduates to work in a variety of professional roles.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Aerospace Engineering

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    All of our graduate programs in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are offered through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering which combines the research strengths and resources of Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. At the master’s level, we offer the following degrees: Master of Engineering (Aerospace), Master of Engineering (Materials), Master of Engineering (Mechanical), Master of Applied Science (Aerospace), Master of Applied Science (Materials) and a Master of Applied Science (Mechanical). Learn more about Ottawa-Carleton Joint Institutes.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    African Studies

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    The collaborative master’s program with a specialization in African Studies is especially designed for Carleton University master’s students in participating programs in the Faculties of Arts and Social Science, Public Affairs, and the Sprott School of Business who wish to enrich their training by developing expertise in African Studies through interdisciplinary dialogue.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Anthropology

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    Anthropologists analyze patterns of social relationships and responses, studying the world’s peoples within a cross-cultural, comparative framework. For more than 35 years, our MA: Anthropology program has promoted this exploration of cultural practices and social conditions in diverse contexts throughout the world including Africa, Asia, North America, South America and Oceania while our graduate students have done research in such diverse locations as the Philippines, Thailand, India, South Korea, Ghana, Tanzania, Belize, Mexico, Peru, Greece and Canada.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Applied Science

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    A Master of Applied Science (MASc) is an engineering master’s program that requires students to do original research and produce a thesis. In order to do a PhD program in engineering in Canada, you must normally have an MASc.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Architectural Studies

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    Our Master in Architectural Studies (MAS) program is a 6-credit, non-accredited degree for students interested in pursuing in-depth architectural research.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Architecture

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Art History

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    Carleton’s MA program is unique in Canada in its unrivalled ability to combine classroom work with on-site training at national museums and related institutions. Our program focuses on visual culture and critical approaches, including the study of art’s institutional contexts and engaging the dynamic nature of art history at the turn of the 21st century.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Biomedical Engineering

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    This program is offered through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering (OCIBME), a multi-disciplinary joint institute with the University of Ottawa. The main objective is to enhance students’ abilities to solve problems in medicine and biology through the application of engineering principles using a combination of graduate coursework, directed and individual study, thesis research work and various forms of oral and written presentations.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Canadian Studies

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    The School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies offers one of the oldest and most comprehensive master’s programs in Canadian Studies. Our interdisciplinary program takes a critical look at Canadian political, cultural and social life in a rapidly changing pluralistic society.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Civil Engineering

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    Our civil engineering programs are offered through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Civil Engineering which gives students access to professors, courses and facilities at Carleton and the University of Ottawa.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Computer Interaction

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    The Human-Computer Interaction program helps students make sense out of the rapidly changing world of technology. It focuses on ways computer systems support people at work, at home and at play. What makes our program distinctive is that it is interdisciplinary, allowing students to tailor their program based on a common core.Master of Computer Science (MCS) for emphasis on software design.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Digital Humanities

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    The Collaborative MA in Digital Humanities gives students the opportunity to explore the ways in which digital technologies are changing how we understand art, film, music, literature and popular culture, how we develop new forms of collective memory, and how we create global communities and intercultural dialogue. Students will learn to think critically by undertaking original research involving the latest theories, methods and technologies, while collaborating with other students and faculty across Carleton and with community partners. Through our practicum component, students can acquire hands-on experience with innovative tools for the computational analysis of cultural texts, and gain exposure to new methods for analyzing social movements and communities enabled by new media networks.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Economics

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    Our MA program in Economics contains rigorous training in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory and econometrics, as well as elective courses in a wide range of applied fields. Students can also pursue a concentration in Financial Economics. Our Internship Placement Program gives students an opportunity to apply the analytical skills acquired during their studies in the public service, private sector or non-governmental organizations.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    The Electrical and Computer Engineering program is offered jointly by the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering and the Department of Electronics in the Faculty of Engineering and Design.Carleton has known expertise in this field, producing highly qualified graduates to work on projects ranging from high-speed/high-frequency circuitry to optical fiber communications.Our renowned researchers work in areas such as biomedical engineering, computing, electrical engineering, engineering systems and analysis, interactive multimedia systems, software engineering, speech/signal/image processing and telecommunications.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Environmental Engineering

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    Our program is focused on innovative research geared towards developing new technologies and practices that ensure we have clean air to breath, clean water to drink, clean soil to grow our crops and clean energy to sustain our society. Our goal is to reduce the impact of our society on our environment.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    The Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) offers its master’s students an unparalleled opportunity to do scholarly research with experts on Europe and European integration, Central and Southeast Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Renowned for its expertise and research in this field, Carleton also houses a European Union Centre of Excellence.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Film Studies

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    The master’s program emphasizes conceptual issues current in the field, such as questions of critical and historical method relevant to the research and study of various national cinemas in relation to their global and transnational contexts. Other areas include: media technology and aesthetics, Canadian and Quebec cinema, animation, documentary cinema, new media, film’s relationship to literature, theatre and music and other visual and performing arts.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Geography

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    The Geography MSc offers the opportunity for students to practice integrative science, by drawing upon two or more traditional disciplines such as biology, physics and chemistry in order to enhance their understanding of the natural world.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    History

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    Our graduate programs are designed to facilitate the development of methodological and critical skills required to pursue history at a high academic level. Our faculty offers excellent opportunities for supervising work in Canadian History, Ancient and Medieval history, Early Modern history, Modern Europe, the Atlantic world (especially Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America), South East Asia, and U.S. History.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    International Affairs

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    A leader in its field, the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) has an international reputation for providing the interdisciplinary training necessary to understand international issues and policy in a complex global environment. Our expertise includes: conflict resolution and security, terrorism and intelligence, international trade and finance, international governance and development.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Mechanical Engineering

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    All of our graduate programs in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are offered through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering which combines the research strengths and resources of Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. At the master’s level, we offer the following degrees: Master of Engineering (Aerospace), Master of Engineering (Materials), Master of Engineering (Mechanical), Master of Applied Science (Aerospace), Master of Applied Science (Materials) and a Master of Applied Science (Mechanical). Learn more about Ottawa-Carleton Joint Institutes.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Music and Culture

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    Our MA in Music and Culture provides inquiring students with a unique opportunity to explore various theories of culture, of music, and of music as culture. The program is grounded in the practices of various musics (classical, popular, non-Western) but conducted from a wide range of interdisciplinary theoretical approaches, including sociology, critical theory, feminism, post-colonialism, cultural studies and ethnomusicology.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Political Economy

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    The interdisciplinary nature of the Master of Arts (MA) in Political Economy is designed to expose our students to the core concepts of political economy and an opportunity to develop individual areas of research concentration. The program focuses on investigating the relationship between the economy and politics as they affect the social and cultural life of societies and also focuses on the historical processes whereby social change is located in the interaction of the economic, political, cultural, and ideological moments of social life. The curriculum includes courses with a political economy orientation offered by other departments, schools, and institutes.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Public History

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    The Carleton MA in Public History is an innovative program designed to equip historians with an enhanced awareness of the specific challenges of applying historical knowledge and methodologies in the public sphere. A critical component is engagement with the field of public history and the work of public historians. Many courses involve collaborative projects with community partners.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Sustainable Energy

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    Sustaining energy production and use is becoming increasingly challenging and requires innovative research into new and existing technologies, changes in consumer behaviour and more creative policy and regulatory approaches. Our graduate program in sustainable energy addresses these crucial challenges in a unique interdisciplinary fashion that involves both engineering and public policy.

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Technology Innovation Management

    CAD 18,862 Tuition Fee

    Technology Innovation Management (TIM) is a unique master’s program to train aspiring entrepreneurs on creating wealth at the early stages of company or opportunity life cycles. The program focuses on the launch and growth of technology companies and growth seeking initiatives of existing companies. The program provides benefits to founders of new companies, people seeking more senior leadership roles at existing companies, and talented professionals building credentials and expertise for their next career move.

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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 608
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 654
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 601

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 86
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 550
  • Minimum SAT 1865

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    Established in 1942

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    Carleton University is a dynamic, research-intensive university, committed to ensuring an outstanding learning experience for its students. Carleton researchers are world-renowned for their work. Our wide range of nationally and internationally renowned programs will give you the flexibility to choose the degree that suits you while challenging you to be your best.

     

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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.