Applicants for the M.H.C.I. program will normally hold an Honours degree or equivalent professional degree in a related field. This may include degrees in Arts, Social Sciences, Cognitive Science, Business, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Architecture, or Design.

In addition to transcripts and letters of reference, application packages will include a statement of intent outlining the applicant’s proposed area of research. You will find further information about admission requirements and procedures here.

Applicants judged to be generally acceptable but deficient in some preparation may be asked to complete coursework in addition to the program requirements.

Minimum Language Proficiency (ESL) test score requirement:

If your first language is not English, you can prove your language proficiency by:

  • presenting one of the official Language Proficiency (ESL) test scores as defined in the table below;
  • showing that you have completed ESLA 1900 or ESLA 1905 at Carleton University with a final grade of B- or higher; or
  • presenting official certification (transcripts) that you have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree within the past three years in a university in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, or any country in which the primary language is English, and where the language of instruction in the relevant educational institution was exclusively English.

 Language Proficiency Test Score
Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL) 70 (min 60 in each band)
Duolingo English Test (DET) 125 (minimum 130 – Literacy; 135 – Comprehension; 115 Conversation; 110 Production)
IELTS, IELTS Online (Academic) 6.5 IELTS (minimum 6.0 in each band)
Pearson Test of English (PTE) including PTE Online (Academic) 60 overall (minimum 60 in each Communicative Skill)
TOEFL iBT (including iBT Home Edition) 86 (20 in reading and listening; 22 in speaking and writing)

Required Documents

The following documents are required to be uploaded to your online application:

  • Preference Form
  • Statement of Intent
  • CV/Resume
  • Two confidential Letters of Reference from persons who are prepared to comment on your academic background and potential for graduate studies
  • Certified transcripts from all universities you have attended. If the transcript is not in English, it must be translated to English and signed by a notary or the school. Both the original transcript and translation must be submitted.

If applicable, submit other relevant information such as grading and ranking policy by the university.

Please follow the instructions carefully on how to upload your documents.