How we communicate with each other is always evolving. We text, we stream, we swipe, we meme. We also vote, debate, and take to the streets. Our faculty and graduate students help us understand our changing world while also doing their part to shape it. The research we do at Carleton challenges the boundaries of communication studies by building on intellectual traditions from a broad range of disciplines. We are committed to interdisciplinarity. Our faculty and graduate students come to us from Communication and Media Studies programs but also disciplines such as Sociology, Political Science, Literary Studies, Geography, Art History, and Human Computer Interaction.

Specializations in African Studies, Data Science, Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Climate Change are available.

Capital Advantage

We are uniquely positioned in the nation’s capital to give you ready access to key national cultural institutions such as the Museum of Civilization or the Canadian War Museum, to policy players such as the CRTC or the Canadian Association of Internet Providers, to the political communications arena including members of Parliament, the federal public service, and a large NGO community. Every media and cultural industry has an office in Ottawa.

Fields of Specialization

  • Crisis and Risk
  • Visual Culture
  • Big Data
  • Digital Media
  • Activism and Social Movements
  • Media Industries
  • Political Economy
  • Identity

Program Information

Length: 2 years

Entry Terms:

Fall Application Deadline: February 1

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Contact: Graduate Supervisor –

Pathway Options: Coursework, Research Essay, Thesis

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