Attention: Graduate Admissions in Progress

We are currently accepting applications for admission for the 2023-2024 academic year.
If interested, please proceed to apply.
For more information, please contact: Dr. Malini Guha, Graduate Supervisor.


Admission Requirements

The minimum requirement for admission to the M.A. program is a B.A. Honours with high honours standing (or equivalent GPA from a four-year degree program) in Film Studies or a related discipline. Related disciplines include Communication, Art History, Music, Literature, Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, History, etc.

During the application process, you will be required to provide a number of documents:

1. Statement of Intent
Your statement of intent should include both your academic interests and the research project/field you wish to explore during your studies. You should also indicate the ways in which our MA program fits your intended project. To ease our ability to accommodate your objectives, please also indicate if you wish to work with faculty member in particular. Finally, your statement should be 1-2 pages single space.

2. Writing Sample
Types of writing sample may include a course paper, a chapter from a thesis or indeed a major research paper, preferably relevant to your proposed research area or/and to Film and Media Studies. The length may vary from 8-20 pages.

3. Official transcript(s)

4. Two letters of recommendation

Diversity Statement

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.


Proceed to the application system via the Graduate Admissions site and click on “Apply Online!” section on that page, or go directly using the button below:

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