FGPA 2022-2023 Viewbook

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CHALLENGE what’s possible

Ottawa, Canada graduate.carleton.ca

Inside 3

Why Choose a Degree from Carleton University

Graduate Programs 4



Arts and Social Sciences


Public Affairs


Engineering and Design






Cross-faculty Programs and Specializations

Research Opportunities 11



Heath & Wellness


New Economy


Social Innovation


Tech for Good




Shaping our World


Professional Development

Graduate Student Services 19



Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)


International Students


Ottawa Advantage


Carleton Campus


Admissions information

Carleton University acknowledges the location of its campus upon the traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin nation.

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Why Pursue a Grad Degree from Carleton University? Our world is changing and we must be ready to change with it. At Carleton University, we challenge you to be better than you were before — to work hard, explore opportunities and learn new things. To challenge what you thought you knew. To challenge intention without action. To challenge simply doing things the way they’ve always been done. By coming together as a connected community and harnessing the power of higher education, we can make an impact on a local, national and global scale. Generous awards and funding and so much more!


Watch: Challenge Yourself Caring & Collaborative Approach Renowned Faculty Amazing Research Diverse Programs Comprehensive Professional Development Ottawa Advantage

“Carleton University offers a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, a solid research record and a culture that values high-quality discussion in a collegial setting. It is one of the best-located universities I have visited, right in the midst of Canada’s capital city. Throughout my tenure at this university, I had countless possibilities for intellectual and professional development through various career events and workshops. Any motivated and eager student from anywhere in the world would have a fantastic time at this university.” — Shakil Shanto Bhuiyan (TIM Alum/22)


Carleton offers several collaborative specializations including one for Climate Change.

Graduate Programs Diverse Program Choice From African Studies to Work & Labour, you can choose from more than 100 graduate programs, pathways and specializations.

Interdisciplinary Programs Many of our programs bring together experts and students from a wide variety of disciplines who approach critical issues from many different perspectives.

Hands-on Experience We offer several opportunities to gain real-world, practical experience that will complement your classroom learning. Eleven programs offer co-ops. Several others offer paid internships. Still others offer field work and lab experience.

Scan the QR code or visit graduate.carleton.ca/programs for program descriptions.


Prof. Ellen Waterman from the School for Studies in Art and Culture at Carleton is also the Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada and Director of the Research Centre for Music, Sound, and Society in Canada.

Arts & Social Sciences The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is an engaged, flourishing community of professors and students who have a passion for learning, researching and exchanging ideas. We facilitate a supportive learning environment that promotes independent thought, critical and ethical analysis and academic excellence. carleton.ca/fass Anthropology (MA, PhD)

Film Studies (MA)

Applied Linguistics & Discourse Studies (MA, PhD)

French & Francophone Studies (MA)

Art & Architectural History (MA)

Geography (MA, MSc, PhD)

Religion & Public Life (MA)

Climate Change (Specialization)

History & Public History (MA, PhD)

Social Statistics and Data Analysis (Grad Diploma)

Human-Computer Interaction (MHCI)

Sociology (MA, PhD)

Cognitive Science (MCogSc, PhD) Cultural Mediations (PhD) Curatorial Studies (Grad Diplomas) Data Science (Specialization) Digital Humanities (Specialization) English (MA, PhD) Ethics & Public Affairs (PhD, Grad Diplomas)

If you are ready to challenge what you think you know, then join us!

Indigenous & Canadian Studies (MA, PhD) Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Specialization) Linguistics (MA, Grad Diploma) Linguistics, Language Documentation & Revitalization (PhD) Music & Culture (MA) Northern Studies (MA, MSc, Grad Diplomas)

Political Economy (MA, PhD Specialization) Psychology (MA, PhD)

Women’s & Gender Studies (MA) Work & Labour (Grad Diplomas)

Legend MA ����������� Master of Arts MCogSc �� Master of Cognitive Science MHCI ������� Master of HumanComputer Interaction MSc ��������� Master of Science

Philosophy (MA)

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Public Affairs The Faculty of Public Affairs is the only one of its kind in Canada, bringing together academic units at Carleton that deal directly with government and civil society. We are a dynamic Faculty dedicated to fostering informed citizenship, building better democracy and better societies, and educating graduates who will go on to address regional and global challenges. carleton.ca/fpa/future-students/graduate African Studies (Specialization) Climate Change (Specialization) Communication (MA, PhD) Data Science (Specialization) Economics (MA, PhD)

Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Specialization) Legal Studies (MA, PhD) Migration & Diaspora Studies (MA, Grad Diplomas)

Economic Policy (Grad Diplomas)

Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership (MPNL, Grad Diploma)

European Integration Studies (Grad Diploma)

Political Economy (MA, Specialization-PhD)

European, Russian & Eurasian Studies (MA)

Political Management (MPM)

Indigenous Policy & Administration (Grad Diploma) Infrastructure Protection & International Security (MIPIS, MEng, Grad Diplomas) International Affairs (MA, MA/ Juris Doctor, PhD) Journalism (MJ)

Political Science (MA, PhD) Public Policy & Administration (MPPA, PhD)

MA �������Master of Arts MIPIS ���Master of Infrastructure Protection and International Security MJ �������Master of Journalism MPNL ���Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership MPM ����Master of Political Management MPPA ���Master of Public Policy and Administration MSW ����Master of Social Work

Public Policy & Program Evaluation (Grad Diploma) Social Work (MSW, PhD) Sustainable Energy Engineering & Policy (MA, MASc, MEng) Work & Labour (Grad Diplomas)

Scan the QR code or visit graduate.carleton.ca/programs for program descriptions.



Join us and challenge yourself and the world around you!

Engineering & Design As one of the nation’s leading institutions in the study and research of engineering, architecture, industrial design and information technology, Carleton provides students with an environment that is challenging, diverse and flexible. Our comprehensive platform of programs prepares graduates for rewarding careers in the public and private sectors in established or entrepreneurial situations by equipping them with the knowledge and skills that are highly desirable in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven society. carleton.ca/engineering-design Architecture (MArch, MAS, PhD, Grad Diploma in Architectural Conservation) Bioinformatics (Specialization) Biomedical Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD) Building Engineering* (MASc, MEng, PhD) Civil Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD) Climate Change (Specialization) Data Science (Specialization)

Design (MDes)


Electrical & Computer Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD)

* ����������� New this year MABA ��Master of Applied Business Analytics March ��Master of Architecture MAS �����Master in Architectural Studies MASc ���Master of Applied Science MCS �����Master of Computer Science MDes ���Master of Design MEng ���Master of Engineering MEnt ����Master of Entrepreneurship MHCI ���Master of HumanComputer Interaction MIPIS ���Master of Infrastructure Protection and International Security MIT ������Master of Information Technology

Environmental Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD) Human-Computer Interaction: (MHCI) Information Technology (MIT in Digital Media or Network Technology, PhD) Infrastructure Protection & International Security (MIPIS, MEng, Grad Diplomas)

Data Science and Analytics (MASc, Mechanical & Aerospace MCS, MEng, MIT, MSc, PhD) Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD)

Challenge old ways of thinking in state-of-the-art facilities!

Sustainable Energy Engineering & Policy (MA, MASc, MEng) Technology Innovation Management (MASc, MEng, MABA, MEnt)

Scan the QR code or visit graduate.carleton.ca/programs for program descriptions.


Science The Faculty of Science at Carleton University is a thriving community of professors and students who have a passion for learning and exchanging ideas through the creation, dissemination and application of scientific knowledge. Award-winning faculty in all of our programs (listed below) will challenge you to discover and thrive during your time at Carleton. science.carleton.ca

Challenge yourself to be the best that you can be! Biochemistry (Specialization) Bioinformatics (Specialization) Biology (MSc, PhD) Biomedical Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD) Chemical and Environmental Toxicology (Specialization) Chemistry (MSc, PhD) Computer Science (MCS, PhD) Data Science (Specialization) Data Science & Analytics (MEng, MASc, MCS, MIT, MSc, PhD)


Earth Sciences (MSc, PhD)


Health: Science, Technology & Policy (MSc, Grad Diplomas)

MSc �����Master of Science MASc ���Master of Applied Science MEng ���Master of Engineering MCS �����Master of Computer Science MIT ������Master of Information Technology MHCI ���Master of HumanComputer Interaction

Health Sciences (MSc, PhD) Human-Computer Interaction (MHCI) Mathematics & Statistics (MSc, PhD) Neuroscience (MSc, PhD) Physics (MSc, PhD)

Scan the QR code or visit graduate.carleton.ca/programs for program descriptions.

Sprott School of Business Through our scholarly work and engagement, the Sprott School of Business aims to cultivate the enterprising spirit of business in order to foster shared prosperity and advance equity and justice for all. We offer many programs that will help you make a difference in a changing global context. You’ll benefit from an active, collaborative learning environment, where worldclass faculty and students come together to share perspectives and challenge conventional thinking. sprott.carleton.ca Accounting (MAcc)


Business Administration (MBA)

MAcc ���Master of Accounting MBA �����Master of Business Analytics MFin ����Master of Finance MSc �����Master of Science MASc ���Master of Applied Science MEng ���Master of Engineering MABA ��Master of Business Administration MEnt ����Master of Entrepreneurship

Business Administration (Shanghai) Finance (MFin) Management (MSc, PhD) Technology Innovation Management (MASc, MEng, MABA, MEnt)

Join us and discover your next challenge! Scan the QR code or visit graduate.carleton.ca/programs for program descriptions.


A Leader in Cross-Faculty Collaborative Programs & Specializations Today, many big problems need a collaborative approach in order to be solved. That’s why a number of our Carleton graduate programs are highly collaborative, bringing together experts and students from a variety of areas, including cutting across faculties. Some of these programs allow students to interact and learn from different disciplines. Our graduate students draw on this expertise to pursue their research. Carleton also combines resources with the University of Ottawa to allow graduate students to access a wide range of faculty research expertise via Joint Institutes in Science, Engineering and Economics.

Cross-Faculty Collaborative Programs Data Science and Analytics Economics

Collaborative Specializations Carleton is known for its collaborative graduate speciali-zations which allows you to sign up or a “home” degree and then add a specialization approved by that program.

Human Computer Interaction

African Studies

Data Science

Infrastructure Protection and International Security


Digital Humanities


Sustainable Energy

Chemical & Environmental Toxicology

Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Technology Innovation Management

Political Economy

Climate Change

Scan the QR code or visit graduate.carleton.ca/programs for program descriptions.

Challenge what’s possible!



Carleton-based members of the TRIA-project, co-led by Biology Prof. Cathy Cullingham. TRIA-FoR is targeting the biology, spread risk, and social/economic impact of the mountain pine beetle-lodgepole/jack pine interaction.

Research Opportunities Photo credit: Lindsay Ralph

Want to pursue research that makes a difference? And work with experts to find real-world solutions?

Then Challenge What’s Possible And join our renowned research team at Carleton University.

and join our Carleton research team!


Prof. Jenny Bruin and her graduate students want to better understand what environmental factors contribute to the onset and development of diabetes. Their premise is that increased pollutant exposure leads to a higher risk of having diabetes.

Research story

Health and Wellness At Carleton, our researchers, like Dr. Bruin and her team, are redefining what health and wellness looks like for people and communities.


Sprott School of Business PhD Student Christina Dreger-Smylie not only works in the area of change management but, for her PhD, she is examining the experiences of employees working from home during the pandemic. She is pictured here with her supervisor Linda Duxbury, a renowned expert on work-life balance.

Research story

New Economy Faculty and graduate students at Carleton are analyzing the new economy as they showcase research about innovation and talent in work, business and industry on through to economic recovery from COVID-19. 13

The average time it takes to help individual refugees to find a lasting solution to their displacement is 20 years. And it’s only getting worse. Find out what Carleton Prof. James Milner, his graduate students, and the Local Engagement Refugee Research Network are doing to help improve the situation.

Research story

Social Innovation Many Carleton researchers, like Dr. Milner and his team, are involved in research that plays a role in social innovation.


Have you ever wondered how an autonomous vehicle knows how to drive? Find out the answer to that question and how Carleton Prof. Winnie Ye and her PhD student Shahrzad Khajavi are trying to improve on the technology that makes this happen.

Research story

Tech for Good Machine learning, artificial intelligence and unprecedented internet speeds are transforming our world beyond recognition. Many Carleton faculty and students are advancing technology to help create a better world. 15

Graduate Student Matt Muzzatti is researching how to produce bigger, better crickets that create a sustainable and nutritious alternative protein source and a potential solution to food insecurity.

Research story

Sustainability Carleton has a strong commitment to sustainable practices on campus. As well, many researchers are investigating ways to promote a sustainable environment.


Kelly Fritsch and her grad student Meg Linton are talking about creating a more accessible world for people with disabilities.

Research story

Shaping Our World The Carleton community is conducting research that is helping to shape our world. Part of this involves pushing for a greater understanding and more diverse perspectives around accessibility and inclusion.


Professional Development Challenge your thinking and gain the skills you need to succeed both in and out of the classroom! The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs offers a range of professional development resources to help you establish your career narrative. These include workshops, career planning tools, one-on-one support and consultation and opportunities to learn from the experiences of Carleton alumni. You can also develop new transferable skills through our skill-focused workshops and professional writing modules. We strive to create a culture of professional development that you can take part in while pursuing all your writing, research and career goals. More information is available at carleton.ca/gradpd


Career Success Our graduate programs not only offer excellent research and practical applications related to your field of interest —They also prepare you for rewarding careers in the real world by providing you with the skills that are highly desirable in today’s fast-paces, technology-driven society.

Graduate Student Services Carleton prides itself on being an inclusive and accessible campus. We are strongly committed to fostering an environment where everyone is able to study, work and live free of discrimination or harassment. Carleton’s Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities and student-run organizations administer numerous on-campus centres and programs that foster diversity, equality, dignity and respect, including: The Centre for Indigenous Initiatives The Paul Menton Centre

Need Counselling? There are a number of graduate-specific wellness resources that help graduate students in need of support. For example, Health and Counselling Services provides counselling opportunities to students, including the assistance of a full-time Graduate Counsellor. We also offer TAO Online Self-Help and Therapy and an online chat service for sexual violence, along with several other resources.

Scan the QR code or visit gradstudents.carleton.ca/


Sexual Assault Support Services REC Hall (Race, Ethnicity and Culture Hall) Womxn’s Learning, Advocacy and Support Centre The Carleton Disability Awareness Centre The Spirituality Centre Muslim prayer room The Carleton University Safer Spaces Program which supports Carleton’s sexual orientation and gender equity policies. carleton.ca/equity

Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities The Paul Menton Centre (PMC) coordinates academic accommodations and support services for undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities in partnership with academic units and other partners on campus. PMC recognizes the complexity of the graduate education experience, and how disability may impact different aspects and stages of the journey from the admission process to thesis defense. Graduate students with disabilities are invited to contact PMC to discuss individualized accommodations and support services they may need along their journey. carleton.ca/pmc

Scan the QR code or visit gradstudents.carleton.ca/resources-page


Building a better world, together There’s a reason why we’re consistently recognized for being a community that truly cares. At the foundation of everything we do is our commitment to building a brighter tomorrow — for our students, our city and our world. Here’s how we’re building a better world.

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) Bringing together different perspectives and experiences unlocks creativity that leads to positive outcomes for all. Achieving this means committing to enhancing


student supports and re-imagining curricular and pedagogical practices, research infrastructure, and leadership development for organizational, academic and non-

academic staff. To learn more about our university’s EDI Action Plan, visit carleton.ca/equity and carleton. ca/edi-plan.

Supporting Indigenous students First Nations, Métis and Inuit students have access to a wide range of tailored supports and services across campus. Carleton’s Centre for Indigenous Support and Community Engagement provides safe spaces for dialogue and learning through a variety of cultural activities and events, inclusive spaces and student supports. They also deliver resources and training to educate the Carleton community about the experiences, histories and worldviews of Indigenous peoples. carleton.ca/indigenous We’re committed to reinvigorating efforts to support Indigenous learners and bring Indigenous knowledge into classrooms. The launch of Kinàmàgawin: Learning Together — a long-term Indigenous strategy with 41 Calls to Action — signifies an important milestone in shaping a more welcoming space for Indigenous students and faculty members within the Carleton community.

Finding green solutions

The Ojigkwanong Indigenous Student Centre is a place where First Nations, Métis and Inuit students can study, socialize and participate in academic and cultural programming. It features a medicine lodge, kitchenette, lounge, study space and computer lab.



university in Canada for promoting Indigenous visibility*

most sustainable university in Canada and 39th in the world**

Carleton delivers on its responsibility to lead and act decisively in developing green solutions across campus:

launched our Energy Master Plan in 2021, providing a road map for on-campus carbon reduction

signed the United Nationssupported Race to Zero and 2050 Carbon Neutral commitments

received Gold in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Stars program

Photo by Mark McGregor on Unsplash


committed to not holding any direct fossil fuel investments in the Endowment and Non-Endowed Operating Funds through our Responsible Investing Policy (2022) Carleton’s new Nicol Building was certified as 4 Green Globes, demonstrating a commitment to sustainable buildings and learning spaces

*Maclean’s University Rankings, 2022, **UI Green Metric World University Ranking, 2021


International Students Carleton is home to many international graduate students who chose to attend Canada’s Capital University making Carleton a distinctly international university. Carleton students represent more than 160 different countries. There are many resources that can help international students at all stages of their academic journey, including the International Student Services Office (ISSO). The ISSO staff is dedicated to helping international and exchange students adjust to life in Canada and to helping them get the most out of their student experience. carleton.ca/isso

These services include: Helping students understand the conditions of their status in Canada, including compre-hending the type of work authorized for study permit holders

Providing information and support from authorized immigration advisors for student applications to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. Managing the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) for international students enrolled in classes and physically in Canada. Providing international students with the opportunity to connect with fellow students for support in navigating the transition to Canada through the Global PALS program.

Organizing the I-Start Orientation program that helps new international students with their transition to Carleton. Providing international students with opportunities to connect with the Carleton community through facilitated programming such as events and workshops that bring students together. Supporting and encouraging Carleton students to gain international exposure both locally and abroad through volunteer opportunities, international internships and co-op, and participation in exchange or study abroad programs.

More services can be found at: carleton.ca/isso/additional-services


Discover the Carleton Campus Your home away from home

EnvironmentallyFriendly Campus

Carleton’s self-contained campus is bordered by the Rideau Canal, the Rideau River and the surrounding community. It is located a short ride from Parliament Hill and Ottawa’s downtown core. This blend of city life and nature, culture and heritage, business and government makes Carleton a unique place to study and learn.

Carleton’s Sustainability Plan embeds the UN Sustainable Development Goals to better align our contribution to global efforts. We are on our way to becoming a zero-waste campus and we are a Fairtrade Campus and Green Restaurant certified, demonstrating a commitment to local and sustainable dining operations. carleton.ca/sustainability

Travel to Ottawa As the capital of Canada, Ottawa is well connected locally, nationally and internationally. It is a 2-hour drive from Montreal, 4.5 hour drive from Toronto and a 1-hour drive to the state of New York.

Canada Montreal


United States

New York


Join us for a tour You can view our 45-minute Guided Virtual Tour on this website: virtualtour.carleton.ca. We also offer on-campus walking tours which usually take 1.5 hours and are led by current Carleton students.


Ottawa CONNECTING YOU TO THE WORLD Home to over 1.3 million people, the Ottawa area is many things: it is a research and development hotbed and is the heart of the federal government. It is a major economic engine, offering jobs and opportunities in a wide variety of industries and sectors, and is home to world-class research centres and operations by major international companies. Ottawa is also a youthful city with a low median age that is rapidly diversifying. Although it is a place of achievement and career opportunities, Ottawa is also an architecturally and environmentally stunning city — surrounded by waterways, perfectly blended with urban and rural beauty and providing year-round outdoor activities.




One of the world’s cleanest cities1

One of the world’s top 50 best cities for students4

Top ranked talent market in Canada in 20205

Over 980 km of multi-use pathways, bike lanes, off-road paths and paved shoulders throughout the area

#1 for lowest unemployment rate compared to Canada’s six other largest cities6

One of the safest cities in Canada2 Best place to live in Canada3

Forbes, 2007 2Mainstreet Research, 2017 3MoneySense, 2017 QS TopUniversities 5CBRE Group 6Statistics Canada, 2021




Home to 130 embassies and high commissions from around the world

Rich history of culture and experience Ottawa is home to seven of Canada’s nine national museums, some of which include the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian Science and Technology Museum, the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Nature. Enrich your studies and broaden your knowledge by visiting any one of these national institutions during your time at Carleton.

Unique landmarks and exceptional experiences Both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Historic Site of Canada, the Rideau Canal is a202 km historic waterway that connects a series of beautiful lakes and rivers. You can explore this major attraction all year — along its banks and sidewalks, on its water and as a Skateway in the winter months.

The heart of downtown Ottawa Discover endless opportunities for shopping, dining, arts and entertainment in Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market. This bustling area of Ottawa is a great place to browse the outdoor farmers’ market and artisan shops on the weekend, grab dinner with friends downtown on a Friday evening, or stroll the bustling streets and absorb the sights and sounds.

An entrepreneurial and global technology powerhouse Ottawa boasts a vibrant entrepreneurial culture and is home to Kanata North, Canada’s largest Technology Park, a global technology hub with over 1,900 companies. Carleton’s innovation ecosystem thrives because of our many strong partnerships with Kanata North businesses, especially so with the CU@Kanata innovation space where faculty, staff and students can engage with more than 540 companies in the park.


Admissions Deadlines Check out your favourite program(s) to find out when you have to apply as each program has a different application deadline. Some programs have more than one intake date. For the most up-to-date deadlines, visit graduate.carleton.ca

Admission Requirements Our master’s programs typically require a four-year honours bachelor’s degree, with a B+ or higher in your major subjects and B- or higher overall. Our PhD programs typically require a master’s degree, with B+ or better in your courses (including your thesis) and no grade below a B.


Please note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into a graduate program.

Admission Process To apply, you need to: 1.

meet the admission requirements

2. submit several required documents with your application such as transcripts, a Statement of Intent and emails for two or more references (typically academic) 3. include a copy of your English-language test results (if applicable). Note: Only after you are accepted into one of our programs will you have to submit official copies of your transcripts and test scores.

Graduate Calendar For more information about general regulations for Carleton’s graduate school, go to: calendar.carleton.ca/ grad

International students who have received an Offer of Admission are required to submit a course-by-course evaluation (WES ICAP) from World Education Services. graduate.carleton.ca/apply-online


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