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Ottawa-Carleton Joint Institutes

About Joint Institutes

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.

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.

The thesis advisory committee will be made up of representatives from both universities, thereby ensuring that students benefit from this breadth of expertise, encouraging them to think about their research on a much larger scale.

How To Apply

Students applying to a program offered under a Joint Institute must follow the application procedures and meet the admission requirements at the university to which they are applying.

Students are required to apply to one university, based on the location of the potential supervisor and their specific research area. If interested in more than one research area, students should apply to the university offering their first choice.

If the admission requirements are met, but the student is not recommended for admission to their first choice, their application may be considered at the second university.

Students do not have to apply to both universities separately.

Joint Institutes and Programs

Ottawa-Carleton Collaborative Program in Bioinformatics

Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology

Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering

Ottawa-Carleton Chemistry Institute

Ottawa-Carleton Collaborative Program in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology

 Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Civil Engineering

Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Computer Science

Ottawa-Carleton Graduate School of Economics

Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Environmental Engineering

Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre

Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Mathematics and Statistics

Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Physics

Fields are: Condensed Matter Physics; Particle Physics; Biological Physics; Photonics; Medical Physics