Applications are now open for Fall 2022. Info here.

We may still be able to accept applications. Please email the Program Administrator, Davina Joseph (updated 8 Aug 2022)





Welcome to the site of the interdisciplinary Northern Studies graduate program at Carleton University. The program emphasizes northern environments and societies, and the policies that are developed to govern them.

We offer intensive, one-year, course-based M.A. and M.Sc. degrees and Graduate Diplomas

The program includes experiential learning through a field course in the Canadian North.  Degree students participate in a placement at a northern agency in Ottawa or in the North.

Climate Change, Permafrost and You – with Dr. Chris Burn

For support, please contact Davina Joseph, the Northern Studies Program Administrator, and your email will be relayed to the appropriate contact.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are constantly re-evaluating our plans in light of new information. For the latest update, please visit Carleton’s Coronavirus page.