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Migration and Diaspora Studies, Master of Arts and Graduate Diploma
Join Carleton’s team of world-renowned Migration and Diaspora researchers for the only degrees of this kind in Canada.

Study the social, cultural, political, and economic implications of the movement and transnational settlement of people around the globe.

Our location in Ottawa enables you to collaborate with Global Affairs Canada; Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; nongovernmental organizations; immigrant and settlement organizations; and the international diplomatic corps.

Check application deadlines: FAQ – Graduate programs

Migration and Diaspora Studies (MDS) is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on on the social, economic, cultural and political implications of the movement and transnational settlement of people. At the graduate level MDS offers the Master of Arts in Migration and Diaspora Studies and the Graduate Diploma in Migration and Diaspora Studies. At the undergraduate level, MDS offers the Global Migration and Transnationalism Specialization in the Bachelor of Global and International Studies. MDS programs draw on the expertise of over 45 faculty associates from different units across campus. MDS serves as a catalyst for research that crosses disciplinary boundaries and brings academics into conversations with practitioners. Want to learn more about MDS? Email us at

Migration and Diaspora Studies (MDS) is part of Carleton’s Kroeger College of Public Affairs within the Faculty of Public Affairs, a group of academic units that deal directly with matters of importance to government and civil society. FPA offers its students a number of valuable opportunities, including:

International learning experiences
Carleton University Research Opportunity (CUROP) (undergraduate)
IPAF 4900 research mentorship opportunity (undergraduate)
Dean’s Honour List Reception (undergraduate)
FPA Ambassadors (undergraduate)
Emerging Perspectives: FPA Graduate Conference (graduate)
Events, including the FPA Research Series