Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Northern Studies (Type 2)

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Field of Study:Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
Course Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,657
National: $6,976


The interdisciplinary Northern Studies graduate program at Carleton emphasizes northern environments and societies, and the policies that are developed to govern them. We offer two Graduate Diplomas (Type 2 or 3) for current graduate students and working professionals, as well as a Master of Arts and Master of Science degree. All of the programs are designed to give interdisciplinary training and experience in Northern Studies and all students are required to begin their studies with a field course of about one week. This is a residential field course that will take place too far from Ottawa for daily commuting. The introductory field course is a prerequisite for the core courses that are integral to the degrees and diplomas.


Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants are required to have: enrolment in a master's or doctoral degree program; a letter of support from the student's supervisor; and a 500-word letter from the applicant outlining the reasons for wishing to enrol in the Diploma program, including comments on why they desire an interdisciplinary academic experience, why they expect to succeed in an interdisciplinary environment, and a proposed course schedule that will enable timely completion.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 01, 2022