The Graduate Diploma programs are comprised of 2.0 credits and are designed to be completed in one year. Part-time study is available.

Admission Requirements

  • 4-year (honours) bachelor degree or equivalent professional degree
  • minimum B- (70%) average over the last 2 years of study (or last 20 one-term courses)
  • One (1) university-level course in statistics

Note: Students in the Diploma programs are not eligible to receive university funding through the HSTP program. We do not offer courses on weekends or online.

Required Documents

After you have submitted your online application and your application fee has been processed, you will be instructed on how to upload your required documents in Carleton Central. For complete information regarding required documents, please visit the Graduate Admissions website.

Document/Forms Details
Transcript(s) All post-secondary transcripts are required (undergraduate and graduate, if applicable)
Letters of Reference Two (2) are required and should be submitted by former professors (preferably your project/thesis supervisors), or qualified persons at your place of employment.
Statement of Intent One (1) is required. This should be up to 750 words and indicates how you envision the program will further your career goals. It will be used to assess the program’s ability to meet those interests.
Statement of Experience One (1) is required.  This should be up to 1000 words to detail your specific stills in research design, analysis, and writing; your willingness or ability to work collaboratively or in interdisciplinary teams; and your expertise, previous research, and/or work experience that positions you to be successful in this interdisciplinary program.

*This document should be uploaded as a Portfolio on the Experience and Interests tab of the application.

CV/Resumé One (1) is required.
Language Proficiency (ESL Test Scores) Required, if applicable. For Carleton’s ESL requirements and policies, please visit the ESL Requirements website.

Application Deadlines

Students should submit their applications on or before the following dates to be considered for full funding packages.

Please note the application deadline below is specific to the Department of Health Sciences and earlier than the final general graduate admissions deadline set by the University. Applications must be submitted by this date to be considered by the Department of Health Sciences Graduate Admissions Committee for September entry into the HSTP program.    

Graduate Diploma in HSTP (Type 2 & Type 3)

Fall Term (September):

  • August 1

Winter (January):

  • December 1

Summer (May):

  • April 1

How to Apply

The application process to graduate studies at Carleton for all prospective students is the same and must be completed online. For complete information regarding the application process please visit the Graduate Admissions website.

Applications will not be reviewed until all elements (including transcripts and references) have been received.

More Information

For complete and detailed information about the Graduate Diploma programs in Health: Science, Technology and Policy, please consult the official Graduate Calendar.