Admission Requirements: M.IPIS & M.Eng in IPIS

  • A four-year Bachelor’s Degree, typically a Bachelor of Arts (Honours); Bachelor of Science (Honours); or Bachelor of Engineering
  • B+ (77%) average or higher, though relevant work experience will be taken into consideration

Admission Requirements: Graduate Diplomas in IPIS

  • Bachelor’s Degree; B+ (77%) average overall
  • Type II – for individuals studying in another graduate program at Carleton University
  • Type III – for individuals who are working professionals
  • Applicants not meeting all of the requirements but who have significant training and work experience may be considered for admission

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.

Our program requires:

Document/Forms  Details
Transcript(s) All post-secondary transcripts are required.
Letters of Reference Two (2) are required and should be submitted by full-time faculty members.
Statement of Intent One (1) is required and should be one (1) page in length outlining your interest in the program as well as related experience and education.
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.

Graduate Information Sessions

Participate in one of the virtual info sessions offered by FGPA!

Application Deadlines and How to Apply

Fall Term (September): Applications are reviewed beginning January 31st, and applicants are encouraged to submit completed applications as early as possible.

The application process to graduate studies at Carleton for all prospective students is the same and must be completed online.

International Students

International students should apply to study full-time in the M.IPIS or M.Eng in IPIS programs.  International students should not apply to the Diploma or part-time programs, as there is no space for non-domestic students in these programs.  Please communicate directly with us if you think you will receive status in Canada before taking up any offer.

Financial Support

Consideration for funding and financial support including teaching and research assistantships is made at the time of admission. A separate application is not required. In order to be considered for funding, you must submit a completed application (including all required documents) before the first deadline.

Current and prospective graduate students are encouraged to apply for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)  or Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) scholarships and Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS), which are awarded annually to outstanding students by the federal and provincial governments.

For more information on awards and funding, visit the Graduate Admissions website.

More Information

For additional detailed information about the Infrastructure Protection and International Security  program, please consult the official Graduate Calendar.