Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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International Affairs/JD (MA)

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
Field of Study:International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Law (LL.B, J.D., B.C.L.)
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $8,255
National: $8,671


The Master of Arts in International Affairs / Juris Doctor is a combined program, administered jointly with the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. You must apply and be accepted at both universities. The program is designed for students with a strong interest in international law and relations. The program provides an excellent opportunity for students to weave together research interests in law and international relations and is an excellent basis for a career in government or the private sector, as well as advanced studies in international affairs and international law. You will gain a full service, legal education, preparing you for entrance to the practice of law or other careers in the public and private sectors where a legal education is required or beneficial. You will also receive the full benefit of the MA in international affairs, including the necessary skills and tools to develop an understanding of our complex global environment. Areas of expertise in International Affairs include: conflict resolution and security, terrorism and intelligence, international trade and finance, international governance and development.


Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Please Note: Students must apply separately to the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, at the University of Ottawa and to the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and be accepted by both institutions in accordance with the normal admission requirements of each program. Interest in pursuing the joint program must be specified in each application.

    * 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