Join Us At Carleton – The Top Journalism School in Canada
A Carleton journalism degree is a passport to the front lines of today’s global communication revolution.
Make your mark in the world using skills and insights gained at Canada’s top training ground for journalists and other media professionals.
Launching Stellar Careers Right Here
From the anchor desk to the war zone, you can see Carleton J-School alumni every day — around the world and across all platforms.
CBC foreign correspondent Nahlah Ayed, TSN sportscaster James Duthie and the Globe and Mail’s senior international writer Mark MacKinnon are just a few who got their start in our classrooms.
Learning by Doing in Real-World Labs
Our school publications showcase the best emerging media talent in the country.
Students broadcast weekly radio and TV current affairs shows – run a digital news hub serving 50,000 people in downtown Ottawa – screen documentary films – and produce multimedia projects that reach the world online.
Earning a Degree, Seeing the World
Students can also do internships in Africa, Asia, and Latin America – many with our Centre for Media and Transitional Societies, in partnership with the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation and World University Service of Canada.
Two Degree Programs, Many Paths
We offer both a Bachelor of Journalism degree and a graduate-level Master of Journalism.
Our undergrads not only study Journalism, they can also pursue their interests in other areas. From English to law, human rights to film studies, there’s a long list to choose from for a combined honours or specialization.
Our MJ students can take a one- or two-year path to graduation depending on the level of media experience they bring to the program.
The Carleton journalism experience is based on small core classes led by friendly, experienced faculty. They’re journalists and researchers drawn from the top ranks of the Canadian news media.
Few programs offer the kind of one-on-one instruction provided by the J-School’s professors and contract instructors.
Every year our J-School disburses a generous number of scholarships, bursaries, awards and teaching assistantships.
This deep well of resources for undergraduate and graduate students rewards high achievement, recognizes special needs and opens doors to unique learning experiences around the world.
A journalism degree from Carleton is a potent professional credential.
Our graduates build careers in the news business, law, communications, policy research, or a range of related fields.
We give them the skills, work placements and job contacts to succeed in a world powered by digital communication.
A Rich History and a Bright Future
Carleton’s journalism program is the oldest in the country. The first and the best.
It remains Canada’s top training ground for reporters and other communication professionals.
Our Story is Your Story
Join us as we celebrate where we started and where we’re going.
Our 70th anniversary in fall 2015 and the university’s 75th anniversary in 2017 highlight our school’s storied past, while showcasing its headlong rush into the digital age.
Our Home is Your Home
Past meets present in our Reader’s Digest Resource Centre – home to School archives as well as a current daily selection of newspapers and magazines from across the country.
If you need a place to study, collaborate, research or just relax, this is where you can make yourself at home.
This is home base for your journalism studies at Carleton.
It’s where you’ll work in our tech-smart classrooms and labs, and professionally equipped television and radio studios.
The River Building – on the banks of the Rideau River – officially opened in 2012.