Prospective students are invited to apply by March 15th, 2023. Kindly reach out to us for any information about the program.

Application Process


  • All applications are submitted through Carleton 360 by selecting the appropriate program (Type 2 or Type 3). If you are not a current Carleton University student and you do not already have a Carleton 360 account, you will need to choose Register for Carleton 360. A non-refundable application fee in Canadian funds is payable by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or INTERAC Online for each program application.


  • Complete applications received by March 15th will be assessed by mid-April. Applications can be submitted after March 15th, but they will only be assessed if space remains in the program. During this time frame, please contact  to confirm availability.

Type-2 and Type-3 program 

  • The Type 2 and Type 3 master’s level graduate diplomas are designed to serve professional development needs. The Type 2 diploma is for graduate students in other programs who seek to strengthen or broaden their conceptual and technical skills in curatorial studies. The Type 3 diploma is for individuals who are not currently registered in a Carleton graduate program.
  • Both diplomas have the same requirements, are comprised of 3.0 credits, and are designed to be completed in one year (twelve months). Students may take the program on either a part time or full-time basis.

Admission Requirements 

  • An Honours bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) in a related discipline, with a B+ standing. Students pursuing a Type 2 Diploma must also fulfill the admission requirements of their degree program and must submit separate applications for each program via Carleton 360.
  • Professionals interested in the Type 3 Diploma, who do not satisfy this degree requirement, must demonstrate professional excellence in the arts and cultural heritage sector. The applicability of previous coursework and/or professional experience will be determined on an individual basis.
  • Download the PDF with Instructions for Required Documents for the Curatorial Studies Program.

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