Offered by the School of Linguistics and Language Studies, the graduate diploma (GDip) in Linguistics is unique and will appeal to current Carleton graduate students interested in interfaces between linguistics and related fields. There are increasing employment opportunities in this area of study.

The GDip is open to both PhD and Master’s students from disciplines other than linguistics and will allow them to incorporate the study of linguistics into their primary program. At this time, it is designed primarily for students pursuing Carleton degrees in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Cognitive Science, Anthropology, French and English.

The program culminates in a Capstone Examination which ensures they have acquired the same level of linguistics knowledge as graduates from the MA in Linguistics.

The GDip and also our MA program in Linguistics take an interdisciplinary approach, relying on Carleton’s renowned and dedicated faculty from different departments (

At the graduate level, we also offer a PhD in Linguistics, Language Documentation and Revitalization and an MA and PhD in Applied Linguistics & Discourse Studies.


Carleton is located in Ottawa, the nation’s capital and a bilingual, multicultural centre of government, education, health care, and the headquarters for many non-profit organizations. This makes it an ideal site for the study of advanced linguistics. Our connections to these organizations provide our students with teaching and research opportunities during their program and with career options once they graduate.

Program Information

    Degree  Graduate Diploma

    Length:  Depends on primary program

    Entry Term:  Fall

    Application Deadline: February 1

    Contact Information:  Lev Blumenfeld, Grad Supervisor,

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