Graduate studies are becoming increasingly important to meet the evolving demands of society. Graduate students are critical contributors to the world-class research conducted at Carleton University and in the field by our award-winning faculty members.

Our faculty aim to prepare you for an exciting future in a competitive and evolving world. They constantly search for ways to enhance your learning experience through innovative course, lab and field work. As part of your program at Carleton, we ensure that you have many opportunities to pursue research interests alongside award-winning teachers and leading scientific researchers.

Carleton graduate students benefit from numerous collaborations and partnerships between the university and government departments, research institutions, and industry partners.

Learn from Experts in the Field

You’ll learn from experts who are researchers and practitioners, and have access to research resources at two universities, federal research agencies and national institutions. You’ll get hands-on experience through co-op placements and internships in organizations that are headquartered in Ottawa.

Real-world opportunities

Field work is a vital component of numerous programs at Carleton, and depending on your area of study you may find yourself working in a variety of exotic locations. Graduate students are currently conducting field research in the Arctic, Caribbean and across Canada, to name a few locations.

Collaborative Environment

The Faculty of Science offers master’s programs, doctoral programs and graduate diploma programs. Carleton graduate students benefit from numerous collaborations and partnerships between the university and federal government departments, national research institutions and international industry partners due to our location in the nation’s capital.

Ottawa-Carleton Joint Institutes

By studying in the nation’s capital, students will not only have access to the cutting-edge facilities and excellent faculty offered by each university, but also to various research centres found only in the Ottawa area. Graduate students in engineering, science and economics (PhD) programs at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa benefit from a unique partnership between the two universities. These programs are offered through Ottawa-Carleton Joint Institutes, allowing students to access a wide range of courses, expertise, research facilities and libraries. Through the combined resources provided by both universities, these institutes make our graduate programs some of the best and largest in Canada.