Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs

Undergraduate programs

At this time, Carleton University does not offer any full undergraduate programs online. But CUOL does offer a large number of credit courses online to help you start or complement a degree program.

Graduate programs

Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership

The MPNL is a 6.5 credit degree which consists of 11 courses (worth 0.5 credits each) plus a ‘capstone’ research project that integrates learning and applies it to a practical issue (worth 0.5 credits).

You will acquire a foundational knowledge of philanthropy and nonprofit leadership through seven required courses. You may then tailor the program to your own interests in either philanthropy or the leadership of nonprofit organizations. You may also take courses that provide knowledge of a policy field (such as health or education) or the international context.

Find out more about the MPNL experience and course information.

Indigenous Policy and Administration

Carleton offers two graduate diplomas in Indigenous Policy and Administration as well as a concentration in IPA as part of our MA in Public Administration. The IPA programs provide students with the tools, knowledge and capacity to bridge multiple world views, and enable managers and administrators who work in Indigenous governance and administration to strengthen their organizations and incorporate community-based, Indigenous knowledge.

The Diploma in IPA consists of six courses delivered through an intensive on-campus IPA Summer Institute and online. Find out more about the program and course information.


Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting

Offered by the Sprott School of Business, the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting provides students who have an undergraduate degree in any discipline with the prerequisite core courses to be eligible to apply to the Sprott Master of Accounting (MAcc) program or enter the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP), pathways leading to the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and a career in professional accounting.

Get more details and course information from the Sprott School of Business program site.

Public Policy and Program Evaluation

The need for evaluators who are able to work in domestic governments, international development agencies, consulting firms, business and non-profits is growing as pressure to demonstrate policy and program performance and impact is increasing. Carleton’s accredited Public Policy and Program Evaluation diploma prepares students for roles as evaluators and as managers of evaluation. The program prepares students to understand the various approaches and traditions of evaluation, methodologies and techniques within each of these, and to think critically about evaluation use and design.  Get more information on their graduate program page.