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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.

They also hone skills and build resumes working for other print and radio campus media.

Earning a Degree, Seeing the World

A journalism education at Carleton means opportunities for international exchanges and other experiences abroad through the program and the university.

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.

Study “Journalism and …”

The best journalists and storytellers live in a big room. So 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.

Teaching Excellence

The Carleton journalism experience is based on small hands-on 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.

Rewarding Excellence

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.

Employing Excellence

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.

Studying Journalism at Carleton: The Carleton Advantage 


Win an award

that funds your fieldwork in Nigeria

Enrol in an exciting course

that puts you in the field on a Canadian military base

Land an interview

with the Prime Minister of Canada (while still in your 4th year of the undergraduate program!)

Studying Journalism in Ottawa: The Capital Advantage 

Come Join Us