Following the advice of Ottawa Public Health, the Ontario Ministry of HealthPublic Health Ontario and the Public Health Agency of Canada, Carleton University has closed all non-essential services. During this time, we will be operating online, and staff will be working remotely.

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

For more information, please visit Carleton’s Coronavirus page.

Thank you.


We are still accepting applications for 2020-2021!

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.