1. PhD Program
  2. Master’s Program

PhD Program

The Collaborative PhD with a Specialization in African Studies is designed for graduates of Masters programs in the humanities and the social sciences who, through interdisciplinary dialogue, wish to enrich their training in a particular discipline or area of study by developing expertise in African Studies.

The Collaborative PhD is currently available with three participating units. Participating units are expected to expand in the subsequent academic year.

Master’s Program

The Collaborative Master’s program with a Specialization in African Studies is specially designed for current Carleton master’s students in participating programs within the Faculties of Arts and Social Science, Public Affairs, and the Sprott School of Business who wish to enrich their training by developing expertise in the field of African Studies through interdisciplinary dialogue.

Unique features of our program:

  • it is the only graduate-level program in African Studies in Canada;
  • offers experiential learning opportunities in Africa or in organizations working on African issues in the Ottawa-Gatineau region;
  • provides students with interdisciplinary training and skills in African Studies so they can further their careers in the public, private, or non-governmental sectors. Or to continue post-graduate or professional degrees.

Participating Programs

Students enrolled in the following programs are welcome to submit an application to participate in the Collaborative Master’s in African Studies.

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • English
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Legal Studies
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Women’s and Gender Studies

Program Requirements

For more information download our Master’s program brochure.