An application to the degree programs (M.A. or M.Sc.) requires:

  1. An application form and fee of $100;
  2. Two references from persons who are qualified to comment on your academic suitability for the program. These references must address why they believe you are suitable for an intensive program. The referees should have a university degree, normally at the graduate level.
  3. An optional additional reference from an employer or professional referee that testifies to your motivation for the program;
  4. A 500-word statement that describes why you wish to take the program. In particular you must comment on why you wish to take an interdisciplinary program and why you believe you will succeed in an interdisciplinary setting;
  5. Your post-secondary academic transcripts. You must submit all of your transcripts, even if you have only taken a few courses at a particular institution. Failure to submit all transcripts may void the application. The transcripts should be submitted electronically. Original copies must be presented if the application is successful.
  6. Part-time applicants must outline on a separate sheet the sequence of courses they intend to take in the program, and the academic terms (e.g., Fall 2018) in which they will be registered in these courses.
  7. Applicants whose first degree was not taken in English must provide evidence of language proficiency (ESL test scores) which indicate they can read, write, and converse in English.
  8. A CV or résumé may be submitted, but is not required.

Required documents are described on the Carleton Graduate Admissions page.

Once the applications have been evaluated, potential degree students will be required to sign a waiver and release form with respect to the risks associated with field activities. Applicants will be required to understand the nature of the risks associated with the field courses and indicate that they are physically capable of undertaking the activities anticipated. No person will be admitted to the degree without completing this form.